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Is there racial bias in police shootings in America?

On Triggernometry show Roland G. Fryer Jr. makes the claim I thought I was going to be able to show that the police were biased very easily, and then we gathered literally millions and millions of ...
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Was Nikki Haley disqualified from a beauty pageant because of race?

2024 Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley just said this to NBC News: If you want to know what it was like growing up, I was disqualified from a beauty pageant because I wasn’t white or ...
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Are people of African descent subject to more harassment in Finland than other EU countries?

Helsinki times (Largest newspaper in the country) writes: PEOPLE of African descent consider Finland as one of the most racist countries in the European Union, suggests a 13-member state study by the ...
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Has the usage of body mass index caused historical harm and been utilized for racial exclusion?

ama-assn.org (American Medical Association) writes regarding BMI (body mass index) The House of Delegates adopted new policy recognizing the issues with using BMI as a measurement because: Of the ...
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Were the Finns ever considered as the Negroes of the North?

The Finnish member of parliament Teemu Keskisarja recently made headlines by claiming in a parliament speech: Suomen rasismihistorian lyhyt tiedonanto: ...Esivanhempamme eli Pohjolan neekerit olivat ...
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Did Emperor Norton ever kneel in defiance of racist mobs?

There is a rumour on the Chinese internet that during one of the anti-Chinese riots in the 1860s, Norton stood in front of the Chinese migrants, and, facing the rabid racist mobs, kneeled down and ...
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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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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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Were evangelicals rallied around abortion in 1978, as a substitute for segregation?

The June 20, 2019 edition of NPR’s “Throughline” podcast “examines how the issue of abortion became a defining political issue for evangelicals.” In it, the hosts talk about evangelicals initially ...
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What are the actual current total count and per capita count of interracial rape? [duplicate]

There are many pictures floating over the internet which says Black on White rape is so much more than White on Black rape. How true is this? Is this true even now? Source: https://bjs.ojp.gov/...
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Did a 'Black History Month website' call white people ‘genetically defective descendants of albino mutants’?

Telegraph.co.uk reports that 'A Black History Month website' has made claims such as : [white people are the] genetically defective descendants of albino mutants [white man can] “fantasise that he ...
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Did Sasha Johnson state “the white man will not be our equal but our slave"?

As the news of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson being shot became public in May 2021, social media contained images which allegedly show a tweet posted by her stating: the white man will not ...
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Did Harry Anslinger say these things?

Harry Anslinger is often said to have been xenophobic and racist, and that his hate against nonwhites and non-white culture was a driving force in his wish to prohibit cannabis. This is often ...
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Did a US school test ask this question about norms in Chinese culture?

OpenDemocracy.net presents this as a question that has recently been asked of 12-year-old children in a US school: It is described so: A IS FOR ANTI-ASIAN A worried Korean American woman recently ...
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Is this video of an attack on an elderly Asian woman authentic?

A video of what appears to be an attack on an elderly Asian woman has been posted on social media, with the following description: UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON ELDERLY ASIAN WOMAN A 69-year-old woman was ...
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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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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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Are women who have consulted a social worker banned from most maternity wards in Christchurch?

A Kiwi friend alerted me to the article 'At-risk' women forced to birth at Christchurch Women's Hospital, or at home at Stuff.co.nz, published November 7, 2020. The article seems to claim that women ...
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Did the Smithsonian publish this infographic about 'whiteness'?

The American Conservative ascribes some claims to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC): Look at this stunning exhibition from the website of the Smithsonian’...
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Did a group of U.S. women propose to send black kids instead of dogs to space?

In his 1964 book "The third side of the dollar", Lithuanian journalist Albertas Laurinčiukas writes: After Laika's flight, a group of women from Mississippi, U.S., sent a letter to the ...
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Did Priyamvada Gopal say "White lives don't matter"?

I'm seeing many different sources saying that Cambridge professor Priyamvada Gopal said "White lives don't matter" in an interview recently. Is there some greater context I don't know that ...
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Were Boundary Streets in Queensland named as boundaries that Indigenous Australians were not allowed to cross?

This Facebook post has been shared over 7000 times: Do you know the history of the many Boundary Streets around Qld? It was the boundary of where Indigenous Australians were not allowed to cross ...
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Can 1 in 1,000 black men expect to be killed over the course of their lifetime by the police?

In Last Week Tonight of June 8th, 2020, John Oliver mentions that 1 in 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by the police. At 5:05 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY I have tracked the ...
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Does cuckolding porn usually involve interracial sex with an African-American male?

A GQ article states The cultural importance of the cuckold in America is rooted in racism: in pornography, the wife of the cuckolded (almost exclusively white) husband is most commonly sleeping ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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": ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 that ...