Tag: racism

On Not Being Roseanne Barr: An Awakening in Whitesville

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A couple of weeks ago I was in New York City for my son Vince’s graduation from his masters’ program, held at Radio City Music Hall. His sister Jane and I were waiting on the plaza across the street; I was reminiscing geezeresquely about how I used to eat falafels for lunch in this very spot when I worked at Stanley Kaplan in the 1980s. As I scanned the purple-robed throng for my own graduate-to-be, we were approached by what seemed to be three rock stars: a tall man in a low ball cap, a beautiful blond, and an even taller guy with a mane of brilliant, copper-colored hair and a slim black suit. All were wearing dark glasses. It turned out to be my son Vince, his girlfriend Shannon, and his friend Adam.

Loyola Blakefield Shut Down Today Due to Racist Graffiti in Bathroom

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Photo by Tbresch, via Wikimedia Commons

Hate speech, not Wednesday night’s snow, pushed administrators at Loyola Blakefield to call off classes today.

Baltimore Private School Alumni Planning Anti-Racism Rally Tomorrow in Roland Park

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Image via Roland Park Civic League

Just over a week after their high school alma maters were caught up in an ugly controversy involving racism-tinged Halloween photos, alumni from North Baltimore private schools are planning an anti-racism rally tomorrow morning on Roland Avenue.

Baltimore Private Schools Embroiled in Controversy from Racially Charged Social Media Photos

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Some of Baltimore’s private schools are in the worst kind of spotlight this week, thanks to some deplorable Halloween antics from a group of students and an alum.

“Racist Anthem”: Francis Scott Key Statue Vandalized in Bolton Hill

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Francis Scott Key Monument on Eutaw Place, pre-vandalism.

Is every statue of a racist a racist statue?

In the wake of a nationwide push to remove public monuments to the Confederacy, which prompted Baltimore to take down three Confederate statues and a monument to former U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney under cover of night, an elaborate monument to “The Star-Spangled Banner” author Francis Scott Key was vandalized in Bolton Hill.

A MICA Faculty Member Designed This Hard-Hitting New Yorker Cover of President Trump

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David Plunkert’s Aug. 28 cover for The New Yorker. Credit: The New Yorker.

The cover of this week’s New Yorker depicting President Donald Trump powering a boat with a sail that looks an awful lot like a Ku Klux Klan hood was designed by one of Baltimore’s own.

How Many Hate Groups Have Put Down Roots in Maryland?

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Image via SPLC

The magic number is 18, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Hundreds Gather at Wyman Park Dell to Protest White Supremacism Following Charlottesville Violence

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A peaceful protest at the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell.

A small throng banded together in North Baltimore’s Wyman Park Dell on Sunday evening, many to impart a forceful, resolute message: “If they won’t tear it down, we’ll replace it!”

After Racist Incident Targeting Adam Jones, Orioles’ John Angelos Condemns Nation’s Intolerant Atmosphere in Letter

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Orioles COO John Angelos isn’t known for being shy about his opinions, particularly when the discussion involves Freddie Gray or Donald Trump. Yesterday, responding to a nasty incident involving racist fans targeting Adam Jones in Boston on Monday night, he ran a letter on the website for the progressive magazine The Nation condemning the “sickness” of racism across the country.

Orioles’ Adam Jones Endures Racist Abuse from Red Sox Fans at Fenway

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Jones in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/by Keith Allison.

Teams visiting Fenway Park in Boston know to expect some chatter from the city’s infamous fans when they come through. However, Adam Jones couldn’t have foreseen the ugliness he encountered Monday night during the Birds’ 5-2 win over the Red Sox.

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