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Watch: Innocent Seattle Black Man Maced, Assaulted, and Falsely Arrested by Mall Cop

Source: Osita Nwanevu/Slate An unarmed black bystander was maced near a pro-Palestine protest at Seattle’s Westlake Mall this past Saturday after a strange confrontation with a belligerent, shirtless white man. The bystander, 25-year-old Raymond Wilford, encountered the shirtless man outside the mall. According to witnesses, the latter individual was already on the scene and had been using racial slurs while …

Two Tulsa Police Officers Arrested in Teen’s Shooting Death

Source: Fox23 Tulsa police are investigating a deadly shooting in NorthWest Tulsa. Police said TPD officer Shannon Kepler shot and killed 19-year-old Jeremy Lake near Brady and Maybelle just after 9:30p.m. Tuesday. Officer Kepler’s wife Gina, who is also a Tulsa police officer, is also in custody, accused of being an accessory after the fact. Officers said the victim died …

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds University of Texas Diversity Plan, Rules Race Acceptable Admissions Factor

Source: MAYA SRIKRISHNAN/LA Times The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. “To deny UT Austin its limited use of …

Ask the White Guy: Why Did Donald Sterling Get a Pass Until Now?

Source: Luke Visconti/DiversityInc. Luke Visconti is the founder and CEO of DiversityInc. Although the title of his column is meant to be humorous, the issues he addresses and the answers he gives to questions are serious—and based on his 16 years of experience publishing DiversityInc. Click here to send your own question to Luke. Q. Donald Sterling has been an openly misogynistic, womanizing …