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August 14, 1994 | By Ilene R. Prusher and Jeff Eckhoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
It is a warm, sunny afternoon at St. Anthony's Swim Club, and the children are acting like children, frolicking around the pool, snapping towels, and giggling at one another. From the outside, St. Anthony's Lodge is a patchwork of colors. A green fence surrounds the lodge; a yellow, blue and red play gym near the swimming area blends with the American flag flying overhead. Around the pool, all the faces are white. Prince and Janet Knight, an interracial couple who live in West Bradford, think that's more than just a coincidence.
NEWS
December 16, 1986
There is racism in the air and on the air. One man who's spouting it doesn't see it as what it is. He even has a good record for civil rights, having marched with both Martin Luther King and Cecil B. Moore. He has been colorblind enough personally to have endorsed Frank Rizzo for mayor. Somehow, though, Georgie Woods has lost the point. What would you think of somebody who knocked another race because "they don't look like us and they don't live like us and they don't act like us" ?
NEWS
December 26, 2007
I CAN'T imagine anything worse than being a coward. Someone who cannot look himself in the mirror, who would be labeled as spineless, being as that they lack the heart to confront their enemies face to face. Most likely, the type of person who was ridiculed and beaten up on a daily basis. When you combine the coward, and mix in a heaping portion of racism, that is a special kind of pathetic. The individuals who defaced and used racist graffiti in the Port Richmond neighborhood deserve nothing less than a public beating.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1986 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Racism is the topic of two news specials that start tonight on Channels 3 and 29. Charles Thomas, reporter and weekend anchor for Channel 29, hosts a three- part special on racism in America and its effects on Jews, African- Americans, Hispanics and Asians. Thomas talks to religious, civic and community leaders about racism and gives a brief history of its presence in America. He also looks at the recent surge of racism in Philadelphia and other cities across the country. "What's happening here is happening all over the country," said Thomas.
NEWS
September 8, 2005 | ROTAN LEE
MOSES customarily recognized God through metaphor - the movement of a finger, the breath from his nostrils - referring to his direct agency in our everyday lives. Meanwhile, God, as divine author of good, incongruously levies disaster upon the world. Katrina's devastation causes us to reflect on Pompeii and Babylon when viewing films of New Orleans in the hurricane's lethal aftermath. The loss of thousands of lives, the displacement of thousands more, especially the poor, reminds the world's last and only superpower of its real vulnerability.
NEWS
November 10, 2008 | By DONALD P. HARRIS
IT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT to say that Barack Obama's election as president of the United States is a truly historic moment in America. Indeed, it is a monumental moment everywhere - and one I didn't think would happen in my lifetime. America has elected its first black president. And what's important is that it provides an opportunity for a public dialogue on America's long-standing and divisive problem of race. In the weeks leading up to the election, much was written about the effect that race would have on it. Many claimed that Obama's election would prove that racism is no longer a problem in our country.
NEWS
July 22, 1990 | By Tom Linafelt, Special to The Inquirer
Racism and police brutality are a "fact of life" for blacks in West Chester, according to black leaders in the community. At Thursday's West Chester NAACP meeting, black leaders told members of the West Chester Borough Council that borough and Chester County government and business communities needed to make more minority hires. Council President Susan Armstrong requested that council be invited to the meeting after charges of racism surfaced at a June 27 council meeting. Five of six white council members and Mayor Tom Chambers attended the meeting at the West Chester Community Center.
NEWS
January 11, 1993 | BY RICHARD R. FERNANDEZ
The most surprising aspect of Cincinnati Reds' owner Marge Schott's recently alleged derogatory and racist comments is that so many people were, in fact, surprised. One theory may help to explain why many were genuinely taken aback by Schott's comments. Studs Terkel in his informative new book, "Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession" interviewed Frank Lumpkin, an African-American steel worker. Listen to Lumpkin: "My observation is that racism is dying.
NEWS
February 8, 2010
RE CORA Donaldson's letter "Phils Contract Question": Yes, Cora, there is an explanation as to why Ryan Howard had to "negotiate" for his contract. It's called "arbitration eligible. " Why don't you Google it? I guess I could say you don't have a clue because you're a woman, but then I'd be guilty of ignorance, just as you are for bringing racism into the picture. Carlo Gidaro, Philadelphia
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June 17, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
'Does it always have to be about race?" In Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments , Flashpoint Theatre's brutal world premiere about institutionalized racism in post-Ferguson America, you'd better believe it. In 2014, the New York theater organization New Black Fest commissioned six playwrights to respond to the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. These short monologues chronicle each author's encounters with the daily indecencies...
SPORTS
May 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
I'VE CHANGED my mind. Chip Kelly should say something about what LeSean McCoy said. He should say he is hurt that his former player implied he is a racist.He should say it is undeserved and unfair. He shouldn't have to say this, of course, so he probably won't. But it will hang around here and around him if he doesn't, unjust that it is, festering like an untreated blister. Every move he makes, every breath he takes . . . According to one count, the Eagles had the fewest number of black players (27)
NEWS
March 27, 2015
THE "NEW BLACK" line of thinking about racism is wack. I'm referring to recent comments by certain African-American celebrities - Pharrell Williams, Raven-Symone, Kanye West and the rapper A$AP Ferg among others - who claim racism is over and say black people need to forget the past. It's become a thing lately. Even Common has joined the fray, giving the one-sided suggestion that if blacks would love more, racism would disappear. That's all well and good for Common, who just won an Oscar for the song "Glory" in "Selma.
NEWS
March 18, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Every time Americans think they can forget about Ferguson, Mo., the town now synonymous with prejudice jumps back into the headlines with incidents like last week's shooting of two police officers. Ferguson keeps reminding us that racism remains an issue in this country, and we wonder when it will not be. In his 1903 book The Souls of Black Folk , the African American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois declared, "The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line. " A century later, one can't persuasively argue that nothing has changed.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
ONE CAN NEVER predict the fallout from the Oscars. One year it's John Travolta 's inability to pronouce a name and the next year it's a Cleveland news anchor's ability to pronounce a racial slur. Cleveland.com, citing both the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal , reported that WJW-TV-8 news anchor Kristi Capel got herself in hot water while trying to compliment Lady Gaga 's performance of "Sound of Music" songs. Capel said, "It's hard to really hear [Gaga's]
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Costner on growing up racist Kevin Costner , whose new film Black Or White tackles race relations, says he wasn't exactly raised in a politically correct environment. "I was raised around a level of racism, not of people who hated, but people who would use [racial epithets] callously and not really think that they were - jokes that would start with that," the actor-director told Steve Harvey on Friday. Costner said he would, too - back then. Written and directed by Mike Binder ( The Upside of Anger , Reign Over Me )
NEWS
December 11, 2014
OBAMA wants 90 days to come up with a solution. I got one in 90 seconds: Make every police officer obey the laws of the land and the regulations of the police force. When that cop killed that brother in NYC with that chokehold, it was already against the department regulations. If the regulations had been enforced, the brother would not have been killed. Cops talk about law and order, but when they're on the street they are the very first ones to break the law. James Morton Philadelphia Michael Brown and Eric Garner are not dead because of racism.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anger and anguish over police killings in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., continue to bubble up across the region, with city school students, teachers, and the teachers' union president speaking out Friday. At three Philadelphia schools, students staged a "die-in" as a statement against police brutality and racism. At midmorning, 100 students at Masterman High School assembled in a first-floor hallway during their lunch period. They sat or lay down silently, some holding "Black Lives Matter" signs, others closing their eyes or staring straight ahead.
SPORTS
November 10, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Much as the sour scent of mushroom compost pervades his old hometown of Kennett Square, the taint from a single conversation clings unpleasantly to Herb Pennock's reputation. Sixty-seven years after his telephone call to a fellow baseball executive, the onetime Phillies general manager and Murderers' Row Yankee is permanently marooned in history's limbo, trapped between what we know of him and what we think we know. The known is impressive. A Hall of Fame pitcher, Pennock retired in 1934 with 241 victories.
NEWS
October 29, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THOMASINE TYNES, the former Philadelphia Traffic Court president judge named as one of five local officials who allegedly took bribes in an aborted sting operation, yesterday became the first person charged criminally in the sordid affair. District Attorney Seth Williams, in announcing the arrest of Tynes, 71, proclaimed that the grand-jury investigation into political corruption is ongoing and that the former judge may not be the only one to face justice. He urged those with information about political corruption to come forward.
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