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Man accused of slapping crying boy on flight turns himself in

Joe Rickey Hundley

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, surrendered in that state, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta. He was charged with assaulting a minor, stemming from a February 8 incident aboard the Delta flight to Atlanta.


Woman fired over racist anti-Obama Facebook post

A California woman has been fired from her job as an ice cream store manager after she referred to President Barack Obama with a racial slur on Facebook and wrote “maybe he will get assassinated."

Senh: Yeah, she should be fired. She represents the company, and no one wants a racist as a face for their business.


ESPN fires employee for Lin headline seen online

ESPN says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline referring to Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.


ESPN apologizes for offensive Lin headline

Jeremy Lin

ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. ESPN ran the headline "Chink in the Armor" after Lin had nine turnovers in New York's loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night on its mobile website that could be seen on phones and tablet computers.


'Tacos' comment in profiling case draws outrage

Joe Maturo

A Connecticut mayor said “I might have tacos” when asked how he would support the Latino community in the aftermath of the arrest of four town police officers accused of racial profiling.

Senh: Yikes, he's no better than the police he arrested.


Editor ousted over racial slur against Rihanna


The editor of a Dutch fashion magazine has been fired after the publication used a racial slur to refer to Barbados-born Rihanna, setting off a social media furor and prompting an outraged response from the singer. Eva Hoeke, editor of "Jackie," and the magazine's publisher said in a joint statement on Facebook that the misuse of a racial slur - "although without malicious intentions" - was cause for Hoeke's departure after eight years on the job.


8 US soldiers charged in death of fellow GI

Danny Chen

Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged in the death of 19-year-old Private Danny Chen, who was found shot to death in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan. It was first thought to have been a suicide, but the military's investigation found that the Asian-American had been the target of ethnic slurs and physical attacks by his fellow soldiers. Chen was found dead Oct. 3 with a gunshot wound below the chin; it's not clear from the charges whether the eight soldiers are accused of killing him or whether officials are alleging that their mistreatment of Chen led him to take his own life.

Senh: I can't believe in this day and age in America that stuff like this still happens. On second thought, I can.


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