How Watermelon’s Reputation Got Tangled In Racism

Imagery has the power to turn a seemingly innocent depiction of fruit into the stereotyping of an entire group of people. LIFEThis 1937 Life Magazine cover depicts a black watermelon farmer. The cover of the Aug. 9, 1937 issue of Life Magazine is all about watermelons. On it, several watermelons are wedged into various spots…

Rookie Texas Cop Shoots Wildly At Dog And Kills Homeless Woman Instead

The Arlington Police quickly announced the officer was not white but didn’t provide Margarita Brooks’ race. Newly released bodycam video footage shows a Texas cop who is just one month removed from the police academy aiming and shooting his gun within seconds of seeing a dog running at him, with at least one of the…

NYPD Chokehold Cop Daniel Pantaleo Suspended After Police Judge Recommends He Be Fired for Involvement in Eric Garner’s Death

The New York Police department has suspended Officer Daniel Pantaleo over his use of an illegal chokehold in the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. A judge overseeing Pantaleo’s disciplinary trial recommended the officer’s termination Friday for his actions in Garner’s 2014 death. NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemary Maldonado handed down the ruling…