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Racist Suspect Watch



Friday
Nov222013

Bank of Canada

Wall Street Journal

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney took the unusual step Monday of apologizing for any offense that may have resulted from the central bank’s decision to change the design of its new $100 bank note to make the woman featured on the bill less Asian-looking.

Last week, the Bank of Canada found itself in an embarrassing public relations blunder after internal documents revealed it had redrawn the image of the female researcher pictured on the note after questions were raised about the woman’s ethnicity. The image depicts a female scientist peering into a microscope, as part of the note’s theme that pays tribute to Canada’s history of medical innovation.

But eight focus groups consulted about the proposed images for the new $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknote series were especially critical of the choice of an Asian for the largest denomination.

“Some have concerns that the researcher appears to be Asian,” says a 2009 report commissioned by the bank from The Strategic Counsel, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.

“Some believe that it presents a stereotype of Asians excelling in technology and/or the sciences. Others feel that an Asian should not be the only ethnicity represented on the banknotes. Other ethnicities should also be shown.”

A few even said the yellow-brown colour of the $100 banknote reinforced the perception the woman was Asian, and “racialized” the note.

The bank immediately ordered the image redrawn, imposing what a spokesman called a “neutral ethnicity” for the woman scientist who, now stripped of her “Asian” features, appears on the circulating note. Her light features appear to be Caucasian.

Friday
Nov222013

Dunkin Donuts

Boston.com

Dunkin’ Donuts is in hot water with a group of former franchisees who are claiming that the coffee and doughnut chain discriminates against minority owners, especially African-Americans, by encouraging them to open stores in poor, less lucrative neighborhoods.

Filed over the weekend in New Jersey state court, the lawsuit alleges that Dunkin’ Brands (Nasdaq: DNKN) doles out prime store locations to white franchisees, while minorities are pushed to open franchises in “economically disadvantaged or marginal areas

Former franchise owners Reggie and Amy Pretto filed the suit in Superior Court in Middlesex County, alleging Dunkin’ Brands “steered” them to open stores in poor neighborhoods by falsely claiming that no opportunities were available elsewhere. The Prettos, an African-American couple from Montclair, NJ, also said Dunkin’ lied to them about how much money their stores would make, when in fact their stores in Maryland struggled, leading Reggie Pretty to file for bankruptcy in 2007.

Friday
Nov222013

Officer Michael Smerker (Philadelphia Police)

Friday
Nov222013

John King (CNN) 

ColorLines

(another reason CNN sucks - BW)

Last night CNN correspondent John King took to Twitter to offer more context on how he ended up reporting that a suspect, described as a"dark-skinned man" had been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing. CNN ran with King's "exclusive news" of the "dark-skinned" suspect for an hour until they announced their report turned out to be false.

"Source of that description was a senior government official. And I asked, are you sure? But I'm responsible," King tweeted on Thursday evening. "What I am not is racist."

King offered his explanation only after the NAACPAl Sharpton, and the National Association of Black Journalists called him out for his inflammatory reporting.

Even the FBI released a statement asking journalists to be more thorough because his action lead to real world effects.

"Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting," the FBI statement read.

Monday
Nov042013

Robert Bisking

Monday
Nov042013

Richie Icognito 

Friday
Nov012013

Eli Yishai

Eli Yishai. As the Israeli Minister of Interior he is responsible for local government, citizenship and residency, identity cards (Hebrew: teudat zehut), and student and entry visas.

He recently said that he would use “all the tools to expel the [Black] foreigners,” claiming that “Israel belongs to the white man.” [HERE] and [HERE]

Israel has openly waged war against Palestinians, with a focus on killing children. He announced that "the goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years." [MORE ] The open threat to destroy Gaza’s civilian infrastructure is a war crime. [MORE] He also suggested many African migrants are criminals infected with HIV and the area of Tel Aviv in which they are concentrated has become "the country's garbage can. [MORE]. He also made the false claim that there is a Jewish gene. See video above [MORE

Tuesday
Oct292013

David Spondike

David Spondike


“I don’t mind if you come from the ghetto to trick or treat. But when you whip out your teeny dicks and piss on the telephone pole in front of my front yard and a bunch of preschoolers and toddlers, you can take your nigger-ass back where it came from. I don’t have anything against anyone of color, but niggers, stay out.” -  High School tecaher in Akron

Monday
Oct282013

Macy's 

 Macy's

 

Sunday
Oct272013

Don Yelton (White Party) 

Sunday
Oct272013

Barneys New York 

Sunday
Oct272013

Richard Como and Jim Donato

Sunday
Oct272013

Robert H. Benmosche (AIG) 

Robert Benmosche  American International Group Inc (AIG). 

Sunday
Oct272013

Disney

Sunday
Oct272013

Leonard Battaglia

Saturday
Oct262013

John Spooner 

Saturday
Oct262013

Riley Cooper