Racism

The street-crime police units are back under Mayor Adams with a new name. Officials say they will be looking for guns in 30 precincts. Can you record them on your phone? Do they have to provide ID? We answer these questions and more.
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman was suspended from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia and asked to resign from the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Some say the reckoning is just beginning.
“A startling trend,” says head of a leading anti-poverty organization. Adams and Hochul haven’t detailed how they might help.
Through the end of November — the latest figures provided by the Hate Crime Task Force — 30 of the 84 reported subway bias incidents targeted Asians, a 233% jump from 2020.
Proposals ranging from creating a new watchdog agency to rewriting the top of the City Charter to measuring the “true cost of living” are expected to be approved soon for next year’s ballot. Here’s what you need to know now.
Grassroots groups announce petition to federal agencies demanding review they say state failed to give to National Grid project running from Brownsville to Greenpoint.
Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky sent letters Monday to Attorney General Letitia James and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting a thorough review of BioReference Laboratories’ contracts and employment practices following THE CITY’s report.
Six Chinese phlebotomists employed by BioReference Laboratories are alleging years of unequal pay and work conditions. They’ve filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while preparing a lawsuit.
The historic legalization measure includes a social justice plan to give a piece of the action to groups targeted by drug wars. Here’s everything you need to know — including when you’ll be able to legally buy weed.
A new analysis found that people of color were subjected to 94% of pot-related arrests and summonses across the city last year. Supporters are reviving legalization efforts, but the governor’s travails leave hopes up in the air.
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Some Black tenants contend staffers at the Willoughby Street high-rise treat them and their guests with less respect than white neighbors.
Black psychologists and psychiatrists are reporting an unprecedented rise in referrals, inquiries, and calls from people of color.
With policing under renewed scrutiny following the death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis cops, NYPD disparities persist, an analysis by THE CITY found.
The ex-spokesperson said Eva Moskowitz’ schools are “detrimental to the emotional wellbeing of children.” The move comes amid an uproar over Success’ culture.
The screed citing racist tropes and the “privilege” of people who receive public assistance triggered calls for the ouster of the New Dorp High School official.
Officials point to an October photo showing a loose loop dangling from a tree in Marcus Garvey Park. But who fashioned the noose — and when and why — remains unknown.
City cops say that the rope, found in a tree in Marcus Garvey Park, was leftover from a fall construction project. But the noose doesn’t turn up in photos from the time.
The symbol of hate was discovered over the weekend dangling from a tree near the landmark old Mount Morris fire tower in the heart of the Manhattan neighborhood.
Anti-black racism is present in almost every facet of New York City life, charges a new City Commission on Human Rights report.
Spurred by ‘Black Lives Matter’ awakening, many tied to Brooklyn and Queens schools turn to social media to demand more support for students of color and LGBT youth.