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Calif. Schools To Teach Students About ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

A bill authored by a Pasadena lawmaker that encourages schools to teach about the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation’s first African-American president is now California law.

08/26/2014

Black student leaders are calling for UC Irvine to strengthen campus cultural awareness initiatives after the second racially-charged incident on campus in less than a week. (source: YouTube)

Racially-Charged Note Found On UCI Campus; 2nd Incident In A Week

A note that told a student to “go back 2 Africa” strained tensions on campus following an Asian fraternity’s offensive Internet video of a student dancing in blackface.

05/13/2013

A Compton family has reportedly been forced to relocate after racial threats were made at their home on 153rd Street. (CBS)

Compton Leaders Demand Hate Crime Charges For Gang Members

Civil rights activists and other community leaders called for hate crime charges on Monday against gang members suspected in attacks on a Compton black family and threats against other black residents.

01/28/2013

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LAPD Motorcycle Officer May Lose Badge Over Racial Profiling Charges

A motorcycle officer with the LAPD may lose his job after he was found guilty of racial profiling following an internal investigation.

CBS Los Angeles–03/27/2012

Former Los Angeles Clippers vice president of basketball operations Elgin Baylor (R), accepts the NBA Executive of the Year award by the Sporting News with Clippers owner Donald Sterling during the 2006 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Judge Hears Motion To Dismiss Ex-Clippers GM Discrimination Suit

Ex-GM Elgin Baylor claims he was “grossly underpaid” earning $350,000 per year and alleges that racial and age discrimination are to blame.

02/04/2011

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LA County: Hate Crimes Drop, Jews Targeted More

The number of reported hate crimes in LA County dipped in 2009, but a growing number used white supremacy symbols, including swastikas.

12/21/2010

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LAPD Chief Denies DOJ Racial Profiling Charges

Investigators at the Justice Department say despite recent improvements, more efforts are needed to change the culture at the LAPD.

11/16/2010

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