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Calls mounting for suspended Phoenix Suns owner to resign after alleged use of n-word, inappropriate workplace behavior
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Calls mounting for suspended Phoenix Suns owner to resign after alleged use of n-word, inappropriate workplace behavior

Phoenix Suns majority owner Robert Sarver was suspended from the team for one year after an investigation conducted by the league found that he engaged in inappropriate behavior in the workplace, including the use of racial slurs. The NBA released a report on its investigation on Tuesday and suspended Sarver from all franchise-related activities for one year, as well fined him $10 million. The fine is currently the maximum allowed NBA. Sarver is also facing mounting heat from aside from league executives. After the investigation findings were published, PayPal, a team sponsor, released a statement announcing it would end its deal with the franchise if Sarver returns after his suspension is over. In addition, ESPN reported that the team's Vice Chairman Jahm Najafi wrote a...
Black judge in New York accused of making racist, homophobic remarks in court
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Black judge in New York accused of making racist, homophobic remarks in court

A Black judge in New York is reportedly accused of making homophobic and bigoted comments, per court court papers. Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court Judge Harriet Thompson allegedly made comments such as Hispanic people have “deceitful traits” and homosexuality is an “abomination,” reported the New York Post. According to court filings, the Inspector General for New York state courts "substantiated" the claims against Thompson who was suspended with pay afterwards, reported the New York Post. The judge was reportedly also accused of criticizing the appearances of court workers and using racist, and anti-gay slurs. Matthew Berman, Judge Thompson's attorney, reportedly told The Post: “The judge denies all of the allegations that are asserted against her.” More details about the alleg...
Mom wants tougher punishment for middle school student in Colorado who allegedly AirDropped racist message to her son
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Mom wants tougher punishment for middle school student in Colorado who allegedly AirDropped racist message to her son

A mother in Colorado reportedly said she wants stronger accountability after a student allegedly sent her son a racist message while in school. According to Jana Veasey, her son who attends Mesa Middle School in Castle Rock, was AirDropped a swastika made up of the n-word typed out more than 60 times, reported local station KDVR. Veasey reportedly said the student, who is older than her son, doesn’t know him and never had any interaction with her child who just moved to the school a few weeks ago. Douglas County School District reportedly said they cannot comment on discipline for any specific student but takes the allegations seriously. Veasey reportedly said the accused student was only suspended but she wants that student expelled. She also said she will press charges after being as...