President Obama, Magic Johnson, NBA players respond to Donald Sterling comments

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Members of the National Basketball Association spoke out Sunday in response to racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

The Clippers players staged a silent protest as they warmed up for an NBA playoff game, the players removed their warmup shirts bearing team logos. They also wore T-Shirts inside out with the logos hidden. 

Study: if you’re black, reviewers will find more errors in your writing

 

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A new study released by Nextions consulting firm reveals a startling fact. If you’re black, chances of reviewers taking time to find errors in your writing are greater than those if you’re white.

When reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black, they consistently rated identical pieces lower in quality and identified more spelling, grammar, factual or analytical errors. 

Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers

 

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Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted. 

A Change.org petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in almost every large urban major school district highly populated by African American teachers, and list cities like New Orleans, Detroit and Philadelphia as examples.

Lawsuit: police shot unarmed man in back

An off-duty San Antonio police officer shot an unarmed black man to death as he walked away from a restaurant drive-through.

In court, parents of Marquis Jones, 23, sued the city, Officer Robert Encina, Quinonez Foodservice, Chacho’s 8614 Perrin Beitel Ltd. and John Burke, president of Quinonez and Chacho’s.