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The Kamala Conundrum The Kamala Conundrum

In 2010, questions began to surface regarding the work of Deborah Jean Madden, a lab technician in the San Francisco Police Department. A subsequent investigation found that not only had Madden tampered with evidence (police found cocaine at her apartment), but that drugs at the SFPD routinely disappeared, lab tests…

N-Word Spewing Vegas Cop Arrested for Recording Man’s Genitals, Making Mentally Ill Man Twerk N-Word Spewing Vegas Cop Arrested for Recording Man’s Genitals, Making Mentally Ill Man Twerk

A Las Vegas police officer will face felony police misconduct charges after authorities discovered she was running background checks for her civilian friends, making racist and homophobic jokes and sharing demeaning videos of suspects with friends, including footage of a man’s genitals and forcing a mentally ill…

The 6 Kinds of Woke White People The 6 Kinds of Woke White People

Now that Democrats are fully aware that its general election success hinges on the black vote, the race for the party’s presidential nomination has evolved into a spectacular game of one-upmanship between Cinderellas trying to convince us who’s the wokest white person of them all. It seems like it was only yesterday…

Cops Claim Teen Committed Suicide During Traffic Stop While Cuffed With Hands Behind Her Back Cops Claim Teen Committed Suicide During Traffic Stop While Cuffed With Hands Behind Her Back

Sarah Wilson’s parents say police killed her. Police claim Wilson somehow produced a gun out of nowhere, put it to her mouth and committed suicide during a traffic stop. Even more unbelievably, they say the 19-year-old did all of this while she was handcuffed with her arms behind her back.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Man Sentenced to Death by a Racist Juror Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Man Sentenced to Death by a Racist Juror

The Supreme Court agreed that at least one of the jurors who convicted a Georgia man of murder was a virulent racist. They previously came to the conclusion that racism may have affected a juror’s decision. But in a unanimous no-decision, the Supreme Court declined to take up the prisoner’s death penalty appeal,…

Why Obama Didn’t Cure White Supremacy, Explained Why Obama Didn’t Cure White Supremacy, Explained

For all their faults, there is one thing both ultra-conservatives and super-progressive black radicals can both agree on: Barack Obama made America worse.

Donald Trump Vetoes Resolution Against Stupidity Donald Trump Vetoes Resolution Against Stupidity

President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, striking down a bipartisan resolution against his emergency declaration calling for a slat-fence to protect the country from the lowest influx ever of people who commit very few crimes and smuggle very few drugs.

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: A Good One The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: A Good One

Each Friday, for more than two years, The Root has responded to emails and comments from our readers (and some people who obviously don’t read The Root).

Don’t Try This If You’re Black: Court Rules Woman Who Gave Cop the Middle Finger Is Protected by Constitution Don’t Try This If You’re Black: Court Rules Woman Who Gave Cop the Middle Finger Is Protected by Constitution

Offering a peek into an entirely different justice system and police procedures that black people had no idea existed, a federal court ruled that a law enforcement officer violated a citizen’s constitutional rights by issuing a speeding ticket to a woman because she gave him the middle finger.

Family Claims Bodycam Footage Shows Slain Rapper Was Asleep When Cops Killed Him Family Claims Bodycam Footage Shows Slain Rapper Was Asleep When Cops Killed Him

After viewing police body camera footage, family members of a rapper who was shot and killed in a California Taco Bell drive-thru say the video shows that six cops opened fire while the man was still asleep.

Separate and Unequal: The Real Education Scandal Is America’s Affirmative Action Program for White People Separate and Unequal: The Real Education Scandal Is America’s Affirmative Action Program for White People

While the conversations surrounding the newly uncovered college cheating scandal have focused on the advantages of the wealthy, the hypocrisy of those who demonize affirmative action, and the outrageous hubris of the elite, there is one indisputable fact that most people have either consciously ignored or overlooked…

ACLU Sues Philadelphia Courts Over Money Bail Practices ACLU Sues Philadelphia Courts Over Money Bail Practices

In 2015, Eugene Lee spent three months in jail for a botched armed robbery.

No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn't Call Ronald Reagan a Racist. But She Should Have No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn't Call Ronald Reagan a Racist. But She Should Have

One of my earliest memories in life was the night Ronald Reagan was elected president because it was also the night I prayed harder than I ever have in life.

An Exclusive Interview With the Jaguar Who ‘Attacked’ a Woman at an Arizona Zoo An Exclusive Interview With the Jaguar Who ‘Attacked’ a Woman at an Arizona Zoo

After a woman was injured after crossing a barrier to take a selfie with a jaguar at an Arizona zoo, The Root negotiated an exclusive one-on-one interview with the jaguar.

NY School Holds Mock Slave Auction Selling Black Students to White Kids NY School Holds Mock Slave Auction Selling Black Students to White Kids

After an apparent celebration kicking off the return to 11 White History Months in a row, administrators at an exclusive private school in New York are scrambling to explain reports that a teacher held a series of mock slave auctions in which white students bid on their black classmates.

Paul Manafort’s Sentence Proves White Lives Matter Paul Manafort’s Sentence Proves White Lives Matter

I know black people like Paul Manafort.

This Ain’t It, Amanda Seales This Ain’t It, Amanda Seales

Have you ever seen a cane toad? They look really cool.

Jury Finds Florida Cop Nouman Raja Guilty in Killing of Corey Jones Jury Finds Florida Cop Nouman Raja Guilty in Killing of Corey Jones

A Florida police officer is facing life in prison after a jury found him guilty of shooting and killing a black man, marking the first time in 30 years a Florida police officer has been convicted for a civilian’s death.

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