Bring That Week Back: Complaint Filed Against Black Professor for Racism Discussion

Macy's subpoenaed, Miami Gardens police sued, plus more.

Students File Complaint Against Professor for Discussing Racism - Macy's subpoenaed by New York City's Human Rights Commission; Miami Gardens police hit with racial profiling lawsuit, plus more news. ? Natelege Whaley   Two students at Minneapolis Community Technical College filed a complaint against Professor Shannon Gibney for holding a discussion on structural racism during one of her lectures. Two white male students questioned why there was a need to discuss the topic, and Gibney told them to file a complaint if they were unhappy with it. Gibney says she was then reprimanded by MCTC, although the college denies doing so. (Photo: MCTC City College News via youtube)

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Students File Complaint Against Professor for Discussing Racism - Macy's subpoenaed by New York City's Human Rights Commission; Miami Gardens police hit with racial profiling lawsuit, plus more news. — Natelege Whaley Two students at Minneapolis Community Technical College filed a complaint against Professor Shannon Gibney for holding a discussion on structural racism during one of her lectures. Two white male students questioned why there was a need to discuss the topic, and Gibney told them to file a complaint if they were unhappy with it. Gibney says she was then reprimanded by MCTC, although the college denies doing so. (Photo: MCTC City College News via youtube)

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Macy’s Subpoenaed by NYC’s Human Rights Commission - Macy’s has been subpoenaed by New York City’s Human Rights Commission for not submitting a report of their theft-prevention programs, following allegations of racial profiling against the store. Bloomingdale’s, Old Navy and Banana Republic also did not respond to the city’s requests, according to the New York Post. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Miami Police and Mayor Sued for Harassing Black Suburb - Eleven residents of Miami Gardens, a predominantly Black Florida neighborhood, filed federal civil rights lawsuits against the mayor and police department of Miami Gardens. The plaintiffs cited aggressive police tactics, including stop-and-frisk searches and arbitrary arrests, targeting African-Americans in the suit. One plaintiff, Earl Sampson, 28, was stopped by police about 288 times over a four-year period.(Photo: Surveillance via MiamiHerald.com)

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Miami Gardens Police Hit With Racial Profiling Lawsuit - Ali Amin Saleh, a convenience store owner, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Miami Gardens alleging a long history of police abuse and racial profiling against his Black customers and employees near his business. Earl Sampson, 28, who worked at Saleh’s Quikstop, has been arrested 62 times by police for trespassing at the store where he works as a clerk. In the past four years, he has been stopped and questioned by police 258 times. (Photo: Surveillance via MiamiHerald.com)

National Museum of African Art Receives $1.8 Million - The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art received $1.8 million from the Sultanate of Oman Tuesday. The money will fund a collaborative educational initiative called "Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa." The seven-figure donation is the largest the institution has ever been given in its history.   (Photo: Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art)

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National Museum of African Art Receives $1.8 Million - The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art received $1.8 million from the Sultanate of Oman Tuesday. The money will fund a collaborative educational initiative called "Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa." The seven-figure donation is the largest the institution has ever been given in its history.  (Photo: Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art)

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Marissa Alexander Released From Jail for Thanksgiving - Marissa Alexander was grateful to be released from jail on bond Wednesday night, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. In 2012, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing warning shots at her husband during a domestic dispute. She will be home with her family as she awaits a new trial in the “Stand Your Ground” case.  (Photo: Courtesy of Florida State Attorney's Office)

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Men Say They Were Refused at Store Because They Are Black - Damon and David Harvey say their money was refused at a Long Island, New York, Buy Buy Baby when they attempted to purchase three big ticket items that totaled $1,173. The two cousins intended to be generous to a family member who was having a baby shower, but that quickly faded when they were told that their money was ?not real? by a supervisor who threatened to call the police on them if they didn?t present another form of payment. (Photo: Courtesy of NBC4 NY)

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Men Say They Were Refused at Store Because They Are Black - Damon and David Harvey say their money was refused at a Long Island, New York, Buy Buy Baby when they attempted to purchase three big ticket items that totaled $1,173. The two cousins intended to be generous to a family member who was having a baby shower, but that quickly faded when they were told that their money was “not real” by a supervisor who threatened to call the police on them if they didn’t present another form of payment. (Photo: Courtesy of NBC4 NY)

White Teen Taken From Custody of Black Guardians - A white teenager was on a road trip from Oklahoma to Texas with her two Black dance instructors when police stopped and questioned them. Landry Thompson's mother signed a notarized letter giving the instructors guardianship during the trip. Even after explaining this to officers, she was still handcuffed and taken to Child Services and her mom was contacted.(Photo: Courtesy of KHOU TV)

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White Teen Taken From Custody of Black Guardians - A white teenager was on a road trip from Oklahoma to Texas with her two Black dance instructors when police stopped and questioned them. Landry Thompson's mother signed a notarized letter giving the instructors guardianship during the trip. Even after explaining this to officers, she was still handcuffed and taken to Child Services and her mom was contacted.(Photo: Courtesy of KHOU TV)

New Efforts to Name Harlem Street After James Baldwin - Trevor Baldwin, the nephew of the late author James Baldwin, is leading an effort to have a street in Harlem named after his uncle.?There is no landmark marking his legacy,? Baldwin told the Daily News. ?There?s nothing more fitting than a street renaming.? Baldwin was born and raised in Harlem and the neighborhood was the subject in several of his published works.(Photo: Jenkins/Getty Images)

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New Efforts to Name Harlem Street After James Baldwin - Trevor Baldwin, the nephew of the late author James Baldwin, is leading an effort to have a street in Harlem named after his uncle.“There is no landmark marking his legacy,” Baldwin told the Daily News. “There’s nothing more fitting than a street renaming.” Baldwin was born and raised in Harlem and the neighborhood was the subject in several of his published works.(Photo: Jenkins/Getty Images)

Man Sues Car Rental Company for Racial Abuse - Maurice Howard, 27, filed a lawsuit against Hertz after he says that employees at a Maui Airport, Hawaii, rental store went on Facebook and mocked him for renting expensive cars such as a BMW and saying that his credit card often declined. One comment written in Hawaiian Pidgin English read, ?Run that faka over!!! lol.? Howard is also suing Facebook, claiming the site violated its anti-bullying policy by allowing the post. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Man Sues Car Rental Company for Racial Abuse - Maurice Howard, 27, filed a lawsuit against Hertz after he says that employees at a Maui Airport, Hawaii, rental store went on Facebook and mocked him for renting expensive cars such as a BMW and saying that his credit card often declined. One comment written in Hawaiian Pidgin English read, “Run that faka over!!! lol.” Howard is also suing Facebook, claiming the site violated its anti-bullying policy by allowing the post. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Former KKK Leader Arrested in Mississippi for Cross-Burning - Steven Dinkle, 28, was arrested for burning a 6-foot cross in a Black Alabama neighborhood in 2009. The former KKK member was charged with conspiring to violate housing rights, using fire to commit a felony and obstruction of justice.(Photo: Oskaloosa Sheriff's Department)

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Former KKK Leader Arrested in Mississippi for Cross-Burning - Steven Dinkle, 28, was arrested for burning a 6-foot cross in a Black Alabama neighborhood in 2009. The former KKK member was charged with conspiring to violate housing rights, using fire to commit a felony and obstruction of justice.(Photo: Oskaloosa Sheriff's Department)

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Bride Accused of Stealing $50,000 From Employer to Pay Off Wedding - La?Reese Darville, a woman who got married in June, was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges for possibly using her employer?s credit cards to pay off her wedding. Darville says her father, who co-owns the company she worked for, gave her permission to use the cards. ?It was being paid back, so it really wasn?t an issue at all. Or so I thought,? she said. (Photo: Courtesy of the Port St. Lucie Police Department)

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Bride Accused of Stealing $50,000 From Employer to Pay Off Wedding - La’Reese Darville, a woman who got married in June, was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges for possibly using her employer’s credit cards to pay off her wedding. Darville says her father, who co-owns the company she worked for, gave her permission to use the cards. “It was being paid back, so it really wasn’t an issue at all. Or so I thought,” she said. (Photo: Courtesy of the Port St. Lucie Police Department)

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Ex-Aide to NYC Police Commissioner Forced to Resign - Katherine Lemire, a former federal prosecutor who worked with New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly, says she was forced out of her job for standing up for an African-American employee who says she was chastised for wearing braids. A human resources assistant allegedly called the style “ghetto.” Lemire filed a lawsuit and is seeking back pay, damages and corporate reforms. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ambassador Andrew Young - ?He was absolutely fearless ? he never compromised with segregation. It was on his legacy in Birmingham that we were able to get the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and the March on Washington,? Young said in an interview on CNN. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Andrew Young At Odds With MLK’S Children - The tug of war over ownership of some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s property continues with the late civil rights leader’s children filing a lawsuit against Andrew Young, one of his former top aides. King’s sons are suing him over footage of King that was included in a video for Young’s Foundation. Harry Belafonte recently sued King’s children in a similar dispute. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)