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The Louisiana Supreme Court appointed its first Black female judge to replace a Lafayette judge who blurted out racial epithets.

Judge Vanessa Harris temporarily replaces Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet who was caught on cell phone video blurting out a racist slur after a burglary at her home.
 
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The incident happened at Odinet's home in Bendel Gardens on Saturday, DailyMail.com reports.

The burglary suspect, who is Black, was chased and tackled to the ground by two male members of the Odinet family.

Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Afterward, as Odinet and her family watched the incident unfold on her home security footage, they laughed and cracked racist jokes.

One of her 4 children said, "And mom's yelling n****r, n****r," to which Odinet allegedly responds "We have a n****r. It's a n****r, like a roach."

The Republican judge claims she took a sedative which affected her "mental state".
 

Local officials and members of the community have called on Odinet to resign. She has since taken a leave of absence,

"I'm sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet," Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas told the Acadiana Advocate.

CNN reported that Judge Harris will hold the position until Odinet returns from her unpaid leave of absence, or until she is removed from the bench.

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A biracial college student says he doesn't regret sharing a video of a white high school classmate uttering a racial slur because she should have known better.

Mimi Groves was excited after earning her learner's permit and was sitting in traffic when she dropped the N-bomb in a video.

Groves, who was 15 at the time, said, "I can drive, n*****s," in the video.

The high school student from Leesburg, Virginia sent her video to a friend on Snapchat, where classmate Jimmy Galligan, 18, spotted it, The Sun reports.

Galligan reportedly saved the video for a year before he posted it on social media right when he knew that Groves, now 19, had chosen to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in June.

She was kicked off the University of Tennessee cheerleading squad and eventually withdrew from the school under pressure from admissions officials, according to The NY Times. They told her they'd received hundreds of emails and phone calls from outraged alumni, students and the public asking them to revoke its admission offer.

Groves, the cheerleading captain on her high school team, was mortified. She had just been accepted to the university's cheer team when the video dropped -- right around the time of the George Floyd protests.

Groves had urged her friends and followers to "protest, donate, sign a petition, rally, and do something" in support of Black Lives Matter.

One of her social media followers responded: "You have the audacity to post this, after saying the N-word."

Groves said that, at the time, she "didn't understand the severity of the word, or the history and context behind it."

"I was so young," Groves said. She added that the slur was in "all the [rap] songs we listened to, and I'm not using that as an excuse."

She said her entire family was struggling with the public shaming.

"It honestly disgusts me that those words would come out of my mouth," Groves said. "How can you convince somebody that has never met you and the only thing they've ever seen of you is that three-second clip?"

Galligan was unmoved by Groves' tearful apologies.

"I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word," Galligan told the New York Times.

He added: "If I never posted that video, nothing would have ever happened" to her.

Feeling proud of himself, Galligan said he will always remember he "taught someone a lesson."

Galligan is now enrolled in his freshman year at Vanguard University in California while Groves lives at home, taking online classes at a nearby community college.

One of her friends, who is Black, said Groves apologized to her long before the video went viral.

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Marc Lamont Hill's ex dream hampton is set to direct a series about the Tulsa Race Massacre, an act of racial violence that occurred nearly 100 years ago.

The 49-year-old writer/filmmaker who stylizes her name in all lower caps, says the time is right for such a compelling series about race relations in America.

Hampton, pictured below with activist Tarana Burke, says she's inspired by the persistence of Black people from Tulsa.

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"Black people from Tulsa have refused to let the Greenwood District Massacre be erased from history. I'm so inspired by their persistence to lift up the stories of what North Tulsa was before the massacre," hampton said in a statement on Monday about the burning of Tulsa's Greenwood District, dubbed "Black Wall Street" for its collection of successful African American-owned businesses.

Over 300 Americans were killed and thousands more were displaced from their homes as the Greenwood District was torched by white supremacists.

"As the centennial approaches they are still searching for a mass grave they believe contains the bodies of the victims of the Black Wall Street Massacre, and they are still demanding reparations. I'm inspired to learn this history from them, and to tell their ongoing story," said hampton.

The award-winning filmmaker was once entangled in a love triangle with another woman for Marc Lamont Hill's affections.

Their squabble over a cheating man got so heated that the other woman emailed your auntie to put hampton on blast.

When your auntie did the responsible thing and reached out to hampton for her side of the story, she pleaded with me not to publish the woman's email because her minor daughter (at the time) was old enough to read the blogs.

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Questlove has denied the "ridiculous" accusations of racial discrimination made against him in a new federal lawsuit.

The Roots founder was accused of racism for pressuring TV bosses to fire camera operators Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The famed 47-year-old drummer, whose group is the house band, denied the "ridiculous" claims in a statement.

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A celebrity fashion designer has apologized profusely for writing a note to a fashion blogger that contained what some consider to be a racial slur.

Ulyana Sergeenko, a Russian designer who counts Rihanna and Kim Kardashian among her clients, was criticized on Tuesday when style blogger Miroslava Duma posted the note on her Instagram Stories.

Duma posted an image of a bouquet of roses and an accompanying note which read, "To my ni--as in Paris."

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Chicago police are investigating 2 separate racial slurs that were uttered live over the city police department’s public radio feed on Friday.

One racial slur seemed to be directed at black officers who were engaging in friendly banter on the police radio, about 12 hours after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump canceled his rally at the UIC Pavilion.

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A massive manhunt is underway for a crazed gunman who shot and killed 9 people as they prayed inside a historic black Charleston, S.C. church. Six females and 3 males were killed in the massacre on Wednesday night. The gunman reportedly allowed survivors to leave the church so they could tell people what he had done.

The FBI and local authorities are calling the shooting a hate crime.

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The Real

Viewers of Fox's The Real witnessed a truly spectacularly insulting moment on Friday's show. The cultural difference between The Real co-hosts, who are black or biracial, and Jeannie Mai, a Chinese/American, was never more evident than during today's episode.

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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Allegedly Involved In An Altercation With An 18 Year Old Man

Kanye West is back in the news after he allegedly attacked a 18-year-old man who reportedly hurled racial slurs at him, his baby mama Kim Kardashian, and the paparazzi.

The incident happened on Monday when Kanye dropped off Kim at a chiropractor's office in Beverly Hills, CA. The man walked into a doctor's office with Kim and began mouthing off to her about the paparazzi.

According to INFphoto.com:

The conversation turned sour when the man began using racial epithets about the paparazzi, then Kim and Kanye. According to celebrity news website TMZ: "Kim claims the man then started to hurl epithets to Kim about the paparazzi, calling them "n****s" and "fa****s" Kim says she then called him out for using the word and then he turned on her, calling her an "n****r lover." At that point Kim called Kanye on his cell -- he was nearby -- and the guy apparently knew Kanye was listening and he called the rapper a "n****r." Reportedly Kanye raced to the scene and allegedly assaulted the man.
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Jay Z

Bosses at high end retailer Barneys released a statement apologizing to rapper Jay Z following media reports of racial profiling incidents involving black consumers at the New York location.

2 young black shoppers filed separate complaints accusing Barneys of racially profiling them after they made purchases of a $2,500 Celine handbag and a $350 Ferragamo belt.

But instead of apologizing to the shoppers who were racially profiled, Barneys apologized to Jay Z for inconveniencing him.

"We deeply regret that these recent events have distracted from the great work of the Shawn Carter Foundation, and we offer our sincere apologies to Mister Carter," said Barneys CEO Mark Lee.

And you scoffed when I said Jay Z was behaving like HE was the victim?

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Rap mogul Jay Z is under pressure to cancel his upcoming watch launch at Barneys New York after two black consumers accused the high end retailer of racial profiling. College student Travon Christian filed a lawsuit against Barneys and the NYPD after he was detained and accused of using a stolen debit card to pay for his purchase of a $300 belt.

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Trayvon Christian

A young college student discovered that racism is alive and well in high end retailing. Trayon Christian is suing Barney's Department store and the NYPD for violating his rights after the retailer accused him of credit card fraud.

Christian, 19, went to the Madison Avenue Barney's in NY to purchase a Ferragamo belt after spotting his favorite rapper, Juelz Santana, wearing the expensive accessory. Christian saved his money by working extra shifts at his part-time job. He was finally able to purchase the luxury $349 Salvatore Ferragamo belt, which he paid for with a debit card in his name.

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