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Did H. Ross Perot call Maya Lin an “Egg Roll?”

Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was chosen after a blind competition in the early 1980s. There were many critics of her design and the design’s realization was an uphill battle at ...
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Is this 1977 “thank you” letter from Joe Biden real?

The following letter (dated June 30, 1977) claiming to be from Joe Biden is currently floating around social media. Is this real?
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Are white and non-white police officers equally likely to kill black suspects?

Well, that's the conclusion of a 2018 US study, as reported in the press: "White officers do not kill black suspects at a higher rate compared with nonwhite officers," concludes a research team led ...
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Is this a real picture of Jordan Peterson in New Zealand with a fan wearing a shirt that says “I'm a Proud Islamaphobe”? [closed]

Tweet reads This is @jordanbpeterson and a fan during his speaking tour in New Zealand. February 19th, 2019. Less than one month ago. Did Jordan Peterson really take a picture with a fan wearing a ...
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Were there no “white” people in Virginia between 1619 and 1679?

The back cover of historian and scholar Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control quotes the late Mr. Allen When the first Africans arrived ...
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Did Colonel Sanders use an epithet to describe African Americans?

According to Forbes, Papa Johns founder John Schnatter said: Colonel Sanders called blacks n-----s Is it true that Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, referred to blacks in this ...
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Is the Implicit Association Test effective at determining an individual's biases?

A recent post on the Stack Overflow blog, Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change., discusses the problems that members of marginalized groups may experience when ...
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Did Susan B. Anthony make these statements regarding suffrage for women and former slaves?

Telesur posted an article on 8 November 2016 which claims Susan B. Anthony made a number of statements under the headline "White Women Pay Tribute to Susan B. Anthony, Notorious Racist": The Bad ...
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Has lower IQ been linked to Racism? [duplicate]

This article claims that a study links lower IQ with conservatism and racism. It specifically claims that low IQ makes one more likely to be conservative which, in turn, makes one more likely to be ...
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Did actors playing different ape species refuse to eat together during the filming of Planet of the Apes in 1967?

According to Futility Closet (attributed to Planet of the Apes Revisited, 2001): During the filming of Planet of the Apes in 1967, Charlton Heston noted “an instinctive segregation on the set. Not ...
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Are black Americans more likely to commit crime against white Americans than other black people? [duplicate]

I don't have a source for this, but it is a well-known argument in the USA that: black on white crime is huge, ergo black racists are a big problem But, is black on white crime actually huge in ...
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Did Antifa distribute this pamphlet?

This is the pamphlet I'm talking about: The evil white race must be destroyed! The white racist and their Heeb masters must be purged from the face of the earth! The children of the white ...
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Are Jewish students over-represented at Harvard University?

According to David Duke: Jews are dramatically over-represented in comparison with every ethnic/racial group in America. In comparison with European Americans, Jews are almost 47 times more ...
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Do a third of Trumps twitter followers also follow white supremacists?

A number of articles like this one Have refereed to a study which claims that over 1/3 of trump's followers on twitter are followers of 'white supremacists'. Is this claim true? are 1/3 of all of ...
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Can you lose child access in Germany because you made “xenophobic” comments?

AnonymousNews has a claim in German that making xenophobic comments online or being involved in protests may cause you to lose access to your children. Wer „fremdenfeindliche“ Aussagen auf Facebook ...
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Do blacks in the US get arrested more often for drug usage despite using drugs at the same rate as whites?

Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk says in this YouTube video that The studies show that as well. Blacks and whites use drugs at the same rate but black people get arrested way more often for it. Is it ...
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Did Malcolm X say that Islam has shown him that a blanket indictment of all white people is wrong?

The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks. It can be found here and here, but this answer on Quora ...
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Were 14 million abortions performed on African Americans from 1973 to 2006?

The 2006 book Freed Indeed: The Spiritual Wealth of Black America at page 45 says: since 1973 over fourteen million black babies have been aborted ... at fourteen million, these abortions exceed ...
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Has Stephen Bannon ever used the word “nigger” publicly?

According to this video, Charles Kaiser said in reference to Trump’s choice of White House senior adviser, Stephen Bannon, “then don’t choose … a man who uses the word nigger …” Has Stephen ...
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Was Donald Trump's father a member of the KKK?

This tumblr post has garnered over 13,000 notes: The post makes 3 main claims: Donald Trump's father was a member of the KKK for over 70 years He was arrested in 1927 at a KKK event He was ...
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Is this “whites killed by whites” diagram wrong?

I found the following diagram on twitter: (Sorry for not giving the source: I don't know how to link there.) The diagram gives the impression that if you're a white person (in USA), then you're ...
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Has ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a message telling their terrorists to only attack white people?

Rush Limbaugh stated on the Rush Limbaugh show that ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a memo to their people saying to not attack minorities, only white people. Their reasoning? If they kill minorities, ...
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In fields dominated by white males, do white women impede full equality? [closed]

In reading a recent article in Business Insider on changes at GitHub, I noticed a rather surprising bullet point by Nicole Sanchez regarding "Diversity and Inclusion in Tech", which was Some of the ...
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In the UK, are young white men the most derided ethnic/gender/age group?

A month, or so, ago this YouGov study was trending on FB and attracting some controversy. The most derided ethnic group in Britain: young white men YouGov data from 48 separate surveys reveals ...
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Can classes reduce unconscious racial bias?

Recently on PBS Newshour there was a segment about Silicon Valley and their attempts to hire more diverse employees. A focus of the segment was employee training seminars about unconscious biases--...
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Is this a genuine 1965 literacy test?

According to the Michigan-based Ferris State University's Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, this is an excerpt of the text of the 1965 Alabama Literacy Test: If it were proposed to join ...
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Were slaves only allowed to play the black keys of a piano?

I've gotten an e-mail to this effect a couple of times now, mainly centering around the story behind the song "Amazing Grace". The basic idea is that old Negro spirituals were based on the black keys ...
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Is it legal to shoot groups of Native Americans in some US States?

At a young age, I remember being told by a teacher that if there are five or more native Americans in a group, it is legal to shoot them, because it is considered a war party. The teacher told me that ...
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Did Gandhi make racist statements about black prisoners?

Did Mahatma Gandhi make racist statements? In The Guardian article Gandhi branded racist as Johannesburg honours freedom fighter, it's stated that he said "Many of the native [black] prisoners are ...
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Is there a trend in western publishing to obscure depictions of ethnic minorities on the covers of Young Adult literature?

Claim: If a YA book features a white, female protagonist ..., it seems inevitable that the book cover will display an idealized and airbrushed masterpiece of her on the cover. And when a YA book ...
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Did Adria Richards tweet “Black people CANNOT be racist…”?

Did Adria Richards (known for the "donglegate" and similar incidents) ever tweet the following? Black people CANNOT be racist against White poeple. Racist is a position of the opressor who has ...
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Is Netherlands the least racist country in the world?

I have heard from my friends who are students of The Netherlands universities or are immigrants and live there with their families that this country is more welcoming to different people than the ...
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Do minimum wage laws disproportionately harm black employment?

There is a common claim that applying minimum wage laws impacts the poorer members of society, and thus impacts poorer minorities, such as blacks, more than others. Milton Friedman openly argued ...
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Is racism a natural instinct?

It is sometimes claimed that racism could be the result of a natural instinct, something we overcame due to civilization. For example, Charles Miller made that claim in 1999 in the Anomalist. "But ...