On Wednesday, "Dr. Phil" featured a black teenager named Treasure Richards. In front of her mother, brother, and a studio audience, Richards said black people are inferior to white people and said she was white herself. Richards' expressions of white supremacy went viral.
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Relatives of Laquan McDonald, killed in , call ruling step backwards for black community's fight for justice. The October killing of year-old McDonald, which was captured on police video, triggered months of protests and became emblematic of long-standing police abuse in Chicago, the country's third-largest city. In casting off the prosecution's entire case, the judge seemed to accept many of the same defence arguments that were rejected in October by jurors who convicted officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder and aggravated battery. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, facing up to 20 years in prison for the second-degree murder conviction and up to 30 years for each of the 16 counts of aggravated battery, one for each shot he fired at McDonald, who was carrying a knife.
Two black teens denied jobs at Six Flags because of ‘extreme hairstyles’
But the question of why they are less active has always been a bit of a puzzle. There are probably many factors at play, not least the fact that many African American kids grow up without access to the facilities, coaches and leagues that are simply a part of life for kids from wealthier families. But our research suggests that there could be another factor here: hair. Consider Gabby Douglas: a champion in the and Olympics. She garnered repeated criticism about her hair.
Kerion Washington, a year-old from Fort Worth, and Brandon Kobe Pierce, a year-old from Arlington, both said they were denied jobs because of how they wore their hair. Kerion, who has been growing shoulder-length dreadlocks for the past three years, was turned away because he refused to cut his hair, he told local NBC affiliate DFW. One day later, the second teen, Brandon, told local ABC affiliate WFAA he was looking to get his first real job and thought Six Flags would be a good place to work because his grandfather had worked there years ago. His mother, Connie Pierce, said she encouraged him to apply there.