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Was Donald Trump's father a member of the KKK?

He was arrested in 1927 at a KKK event This is true. He was arrested at the KKK riot for "refusing to disperse from a parade when ordered to do so", see for example The Washington Post or Vice. He ...
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Did Susan B. Anthony make these statements regarding suffrage for women and former slaves?

Short version: Susan B. Anthony had a long history of working as an abolitionist, but wasn't willing to settle for gradual victories on the way to women's suffrage. Combine that with a notorious ...
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Did Sasha Johnson state “the white man will not be our equal but our slave"?

The tweet in question (alternative archive link) was very likely sent from a fake account (although Twitter being what it is, this is unlikely to ever be conclusively proven either way). The account ...
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Can 1 in 1,000 black men expect to be killed over the course of their lifetime by the police?

The statement by John Oliver that "1 in 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by the police" is supported by research of the highest calibre. There is a peer reviewed paper in one of the most ...
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Did Sasha Johnson state “the white man will not be our equal but our slave"?

The tweet is still available in the wayback archives. The account in question is suspended from twitter, but the archives show that this was an account that was only active for a short time in August ...
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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?

A similar claim is often made, but limited to the use of marijuana. For that, the Washington Post has a good overview. The results for overall drug use are similar to those results. Drug use by race/...
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Did a US school test ask this question about norms in Chinese culture?

This question was brought to the media's attention by this tweet from the test-taker's sister: my sister’s 6th grade social studies class took a quiz today and......... this is ridiculous.. harmful ...
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Did a 'Black History Month website' call white people ‘genetically defective descendants of albino mutants’?

It is indeed the site that you found. The article was entitled "Frances Cress Welsing: Melanin Theory". Frances Cress Welsing was a homophobic black supremacist writer. She claimed that the ...
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Did Malcolm X say that Islam has shown him that a blanket indictment of all white people is wrong?

The peaceful quote was given when he described his pilgrimage to Mecca, and the attitude toward all (American) white people as devils is from an earlier time when he was part of the Nation of Islam. ...
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Can 1 in 1,000 black men expect to be killed over the course of their lifetime by the police?

Putting aside the reputation of the journal for a second, it is nevertheless possible to examine carefully the citation and methodology of the paper and find it to be a good representation of reality. ...
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Did Antifa distribute this pamphlet?

According to Snopes, it is not real: This flyer was not created by antifa, nor was it distributed by the group in Charlottesville or anywhere else. [...] There are several reasons to be sure that ...
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Did the Smithsonian publish this infographic about 'whiteness'?

Yes, the graphic did appear on a Smithsonian web page titled Whiteness. Thanks to Wikipedia, we have a date and location for the graphic, allowing me to locate it in an Archive.org snapshot of the ...
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Were there no "white" people in Virginia between 1619 and 1679?

Notice: This answer addresses revision 3 of the question. It seems quite nonsensical, as there were 'white' people in Virginia at the time. The European settlers from England would count as 'white' ...
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Can you lose child access in Germany because you made "xenophobic" comments?

The linked article references the article Rassismus und Kindererziehung: Droht Verlust des Umgangsrechtes?, published on 2015-09-24 in an online magazine run by the German Bar Association. In this ...
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Did a 'Black History Month website' call white people ‘genetically defective descendants of albino mutants’?

Here's a cache'd snippet from Duck Duck Go pointing to this article. https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/science-and-medicine/frances-cress-welsing-melanin-theory/ This now 404's ...
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Is this "whites killed by whites" diagram wrong?

TL;DR: not exactly. Black Lives Matter As others have said, this image misrepresents what the Black Lives Matter movement protests. As a general rule, police shootings don't appear in crime ...
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Are white and non-white police officers equally likely to kill black suspects?

TL;DR - we don't know if the study is corroborated. I will continue to look into this topic to edit and improve the answer. It may be too early to conclude if the results of the 2018 paper are ...
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Did Emperor Norton ever kneel in defiance of racist mobs?

The answer to this and other Norton-related questions can be found at The Emperor Norton Trust. First, the story of the prayer comes from a 1939 book by a man named Ryder. The Trust believes that the ...
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Were there no "white" people in Virginia between 1619 and 1679?

According to 1670-Enquiries to the Governor of Virginia from the Lords Commissioners of Foreign Plantations. Answered by Sir William Berkeley in 1671 (alternative source, see page 515) What ...
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Did Susan B. Anthony make these statements regarding suffrage for women and former slaves?

Quote 1 I found an article that mentions a source for the first quote: The Woman’s Rights Association had only recently changed its name to the American Equal Rights Association (AERA)—on May 10, ...
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Has ISIS and Al Qaeda sent out a message telling their terrorists to only attack white people?

Limbaugh goes into a bit more depth, and also mentions the source for his claims: They're all for it at Al-Qaeda. Wiping out gays? A bunch of attaboys for doing that. However, the [Inspire Guide:...
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Can you lose child access in Germany because you made "xenophobic" comments?

As already mentioned in the first answer, this article refers to an article by a german laywers association (https://anwaltauskunft.de/magazin/leben/ehe-familie/1178/rassismus-und-kindererziehung-...
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Is this video of an attack on an elderly Asian woman authentic?

Evidence It all depends upon what level of evidence you require really, but according to several mainstream sources, including "The Charlotte Observer", the footage is currently believed to ...
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Were 14 million abortions performed on African Americans from 1973 to 2006?

According to Trends in the Characteristics of Women Obtaining Abortions, 1974 to 2004, tables 3 and 4, and Statistical Abstracts of the United States 2012, table 101, abortion data is as follows: ...
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Were Boundary Streets in Queensland named as boundaries that Indigenous Australians were not allowed to cross?

This answer focuses specifically on Queensland's capital Brisbane, since its history is best documented, but the general principles would have applied to other towns as well. 1) Is it true that these ...
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Did Colonel Sanders use an epithet to describe African Americans?

According to Colonel Sanders and the American Dream (2012) Harland Sanders seems to have been utterly without racial prejudice of any kind. No one who has spoken to me for this book nor any ...
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Are Jewish students over-represented at Harvard University?

Jewish students are overrepresented in Harvard compared to the percentage of Jews in the US total population, but the graph shown misleading and is based on wrong numbers. The Graph is Misleading ...
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Is this a genuine 1965 literacy test?

It is partially genuine. In an actual Alabama voter registration application, there were 2 sets of four questions. The first set of four (technically Part III, instruction B) had to be answered from ...
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Has Stephen Bannon ever used the word "nigger" publicly?

Esquire on the same day reported: The guest, Charles Kaiser, has apologized for "misattributing" the quote to Steve Bannon. Kaiser told Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple Tuesday afternoon ...
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