BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force too often and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being issued Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country’s largest police forces, also found that officers make large […]
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The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs.
Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it struck a nerve in African-Americans accustomed to finding that their money is not necessarily as good as everyone else’s. Shopping while black, they say, can be a humiliating experience…
By Derrick Johnson President, Mississippi State Conference NAACP The NAACP’s recent decision concerning marriage equality is a continuation of our mission and constitution, which states our objective is to ensure the “political, educational, social and economic equality” of all people. We support marriage equality consistent with the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of […]