• Atlanta Fed chief says US racial wealth gap is stuck in last century

    Atlanta Fed chief says US racial wealth gap is stuck in last century

    The “pernicious and persistent” impact of long-outlawed policies like “redlining” blacks out of white neighborhoods continues to influence the ability of minority families to amass wealth, and requires a deeper look at how those longstanding problems might be addressed, Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic said on Friday. Even as laws have moved forward to forbid …
  • Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

    Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

    The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Princeton University after the Ivy League school’s president claimed racism is “embedded” at the university, the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday. Princeton president Christopher L. Eisgruber made the assertion in an open letter published September 2, which addressed in part the protests and riots over the …
  • Keith McNally dinged for relaying racially-tinged Anna Wintour anecdote

    Keith McNally dinged for relaying racially-tinged Anna Wintour anecdote

    Keith McNally is making friends online again. After Page Six reported that the legendary restaurateur was accused of libel after claiming as a bizarre joke that a well-respected creative director had skipped out on a bill, we’re told McNally has now upset Chinese Americans. On Wednesday, he posted a pic of Anna Wintour with an …
  • Miami Herald apologizes for insert with ‘racist and anti-Semitic commentary’

    Miami Herald apologizes for insert with ‘racist and anti-Semitic commentary’

    The Miami Herald is investigating how it published a paid insert with what it called “racist and anti-Semitic commentary” and distributed to readers of its Spanish-language sister paper. The Florida daily’s publisher, Aminda Marqués González, earlier this week said it will no longer publish or distribute the content of the weekly supplement LIBRE. Marqués González …
  • Stassi Schroeder gives first interview after ‘Vanderpump Rules’ firing

    Stassi Schroeder gives first interview after ‘Vanderpump Rules’ firing

    Stassi Schroeder has been quiet for a reason. The former “Vanderpump Rules” star, 32, told Tamron Hall on Thursday that since being fired from Bravo for her past racist behavior, she’s taken time to reflect on everything that lead her to this point. “People expected me to just understand everything immediately and things like that …
  • Chris Rock: Jimmy Fallon ‘didn’t mean anything’ with blackface impersonation

    Chris Rock: Jimmy Fallon ‘didn’t mean anything’ with blackface impersonation

    Chris Rock wasn’t hurt by Jimmy Fallon’s use of blackface while impersonating him on “Saturday Night Live” 20 years ago. “Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy. Jimmy’s a great guy. And he didn’t mean anything,” Rock, 55, recently told the New York Times. The “Everybody Hates Chris” star added that he believes Fallon’s performance — …
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian and more ‘freeze’ Instagram to Stop Hate For Profit

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian and more ‘freeze’ Instagram to Stop Hate For Profit

    Take that, Zuckerberg. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Sacha Baron Cohen, and dozens of other celebrities joined the Stop Hate For Profit initiative and froze their Instagram and Facebook accounts for 24 hours in order to hold Mark Zuckerberg’s tech company accountable. “I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but …
  • CDC Moving Ahead with Critical Race Theory Trainings Despite Trump Order

    CDC Moving Ahead with Critical Race Theory Trainings Despite Trump Order

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears to be moving forward with critical race theory trainings for employees despite an executive order from President Trump ordering federal agencies to end such taxpayer-funded training programs. Trump issued an executive order earlier this month requiring federal agencies to “cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund …
  • Phil Falcone can’t pay $14 million legal tab, lawsuit claims

    Phil Falcone can’t pay $14 million legal tab, lawsuit claims

    One-time billionaire hedge funder Phil Falcone is cash-poor and can’t pay a nearly $14 million legal tab owed to a law firm, according to a new lawsuit. The controversial financier — whose wife, Lisa Falcone, landed on Page Six for name-dropping Alicia Keys and using the N-word in front of her black personal chef — …
  • Unilever unit moves to increase diversity amid outrage over racist hair ad

    Unilever unit moves to increase diversity amid outrage over racist hair ad

    The South African unit of Unilever will set up an advisory board and a diversity committee after apologizing for a hair care ad it admitted was “racist,” the consumer group said Friday. The advertisement by its TRESemmé brand, was posted on drugstore Clicks website last Friday, and described images of black women’s hair as “frizzy …