Apple apologizes after employee kicks black shoppers out because they ‘might steal something’

Apple apologizes after employee kicks black shoppers out because they ‘might steal something’

Melissa Davey, The Guardian The Maribyrnong College students uploaded video of the incident to Facebook and some people accused the Melbourne store of racially profiling its customers Apple has apologized after a staff member at one of its Victorian stores kicked out a group of black students over fears they “might steal something”. The company

General Motors to begin selling Chinese-made cars in US in 2016: report

General Motors to begin selling Chinese-made cars in US in 2016: report

Agence France-Presse General Motors plans to sell Chinese-made cars in the United States beginning early next year, a first for a major automaker, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. GM, the top US automaker, will introduce the Buick Envision, a midsize sport-utility vehicle made in Shandong province, the Journal said, citing unidentified people familiar with

Calif. college dean resigns after protests over email about students who didn’t fit school ‘mold’

Calif. college dean resigns after protests over email about students who didn’t fit school ‘mold’

Los Angeles Times

Claremont McKenna dean resigns after students protest campus racial bias

LOS ANGELES — Student protests roiled college campuses Thursday, when Claremont McKenna College’s dean of students resigned under pressure over racial tensions and protesters at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide demanded the cancellation of student debt. Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by…

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Arturo Garcia Bristol Palin made the bizarre accusation on Wednesday that news outlets were ignoring the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis because of his race, Wonkette reported. “Why is this story not all over the media?” Palin asked. “If the child had been black, would it have received more acknowledgement? I wish more people

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

Agence France-Presse The US military conducted an air strike in Syria targeting “Jihadi John,” the Islamic State militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Peter Cook did not specify whether Mohamed Emwazi had been killed, saying in a statement that “we are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Republicans view Ben Carson less favorably after West Point claims disputed — but most still like him

Reuters Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was viewed less favorably by a significant portion of Republicans after his claim to have won a scholarship to West Point was disputed, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. But in one positive sign for the neurosurgeon turned top-tier candidate, a majority of those polled said the controversy did

Trevor Noah: Campaign spending has gotten so ‘insane’ that millionaires are just mocking us now

Trevor Noah: Campaign spending has gotten so ‘insane’ that millionaires are just mocking us now

Travis Gettys Trevor Noah tackled the insane amount of cash pouring into the presidential election — with an estimated $5 billion in contributions expected to be made before Americans choose someone to lead the executive branch. That’s double the amount spent in 2012, when Barack Obama was re-elected over Mitt Romney, and the most astonishing

Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’

Ben Carson mocks allies and defends anti-science views at religious college: ‘There’s no Canadian dream’

International Business Times

After Ben Carson defended his life story during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, the retired neurosurgeon continued to use his personal history during speeches Wednesday during which he emphasized religious freedom and American exceptionalism. “Have you ever noticed there’s an American way, an American dream?” Carson asked. “There’s no French dream. There’s no Canadian dream. This…