racism

The Peoria Public Schools board have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from an elementary school and instead honor the area's first black female doctor.

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After fumbling the answer to a question about whether a former Ku Klux Klan leader is a racist, the campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner clarified the governor's opinion of David Duke.

Two Chicago police officers are facing reprimands after they were photographed kneeling alongside an activist in what she called a show of support for NFL players protesting police brutality and racism.

Students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are responding to incidents of racism on campus by writing messages of peace on a door propped up in the campus quad.

A political cartoon circulated by a conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has triggered accusations of racism and insensitivity in the wake of the deadly rally attack in Virginia.

Springfield City Council members have unanimously approved a resolution affirming the state capital city's commitment to civil rights and opposition to racism.

A lawsuit accuses a national job-placement company of systematically discriminating against blacks in favor of Hispanic workers, often to comply with racially based requests from client firms. 

U of I Department of African-American Studies

 Swastikas spray-painted on three campus buildings.  A white groundskeeper tossing a noose on a worktable used by a black co-worker.  Chalk messages saying “Build the Wall” and “Trump Deportation Force” written on sidewalks in front of the building that houses the Department of Latina/Latino Studies. 

SIU students say they want a seat at the table when it comes to crafting a diversity plan for the Carbondale campus, and more input on other matters, too.

U of I chancellor target of social media attacks

Jan 27, 2014

The University of Illinois’ Urbana chancellor became the target of social media attacks late Sunday and Monday morning over her decision to keep the campus open despite the cold weather.