race http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Police Officer Receives Racist Letter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-officer-receives-racist-letter <p>St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he’s frustrated and disappointed after learning a black officer received a racist letter through interdepartmental mail.</p><p>Dotson has ordered internal and criminal investigations after learning about the letter last week.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:14:55 +0000 The Associated Press 29631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police Officer Receives Racist Letter Clay: Federal Help To Fight Crime On The Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-federal-help-fight-crime-way <P>Congressman Lacy Clay of St. Louis says the federal government may soon be able to help local police as they try to combat crime in some parts of the city.</P> <P>The St. Louis Police Department has recently reassigned some officers to so-called “hot spots” where violent crime continues to be a problem. Clay says there should be announcements in the next few months about combined federal-and-local crime-fighting efforts.</P> <P>"It has to be community-wide, it has to be a concerted effort and I’ve even asked the U.S. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:17:40 +0000 Bill Raack 4828 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay: Federal Help To Fight Crime On The Way St. Louis County fire supervisor: refusal to 'dig up dirt' on black employees brought retaliation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-fire-supervisor-refusal-dig-dirt-black-employees-brought-retaliation <p>A federal lawsuit claims a white St. Louis County fire supervisor was retaliated against for refusing to &quot;dig up dirt&quot; on two black employees.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/NlXGws">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported</a> that the U.S. Attorney&#39;s office filed the suit against the Robertson Fire Protection District on behalf of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:58:27 +0000 The Associated Press 4100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County fire supervisor: refusal to 'dig up dirt' on black employees brought retaliation In Missouri, black drivers 72 percent more likely to be pulled over, report says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-black-drivers-72-percent-more-likely-be-pulled-over-report-says <p><strong>Updated 12:34 p.m. </strong><em>with link to full report and information about 2010 data.</em></p><p>Black motorists are stopped by&nbsp;Missouri law officers at an increasingly disproportionate rate.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:14:20 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3831 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Missouri, black drivers 72 percent more likely to be pulled over, report says NPR's Michele Norris on race, dialogue and walking on eggshells http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nprs-michele-norris-race-dialogue-and-walking-eggshells <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m afraid to say something wrong. &rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;I hate hearing &ldquo;the neighborhood changed. &rdquo;&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m so tired of this subject. &rdquo;</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:31:29 +0000 Libby Franklin 3429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR's Michele Norris on race, dialogue and walking on eggshells 21,000 runners get ready to rock 'n' roll in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/21000-runners-get-ready-rock-n-roll-st-louis <p>More than 21,000 runners and walkers will wind their way through St. Louis city streets this Sunday as part of the Rock &#39;n&#39; Roll Marathon and half-marathon.</p><p>The race is unique because it will feature 26 live bands and 18 local cheerleading squads performing along the course. The band Sugar Ray will headline a concert at the finish line. Margie&nbsp;Martin, the event&rsquo;s manager, says they were surprised by how many people signed up to participate in this, the first Rock-n-Roll Marathon here.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:36:44 +0000 Bill Raack 2308 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 21,000 runners get ready to rock 'n' roll in St. Louis Analysis suggests racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/analysis-suggests-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-stroke-care <p>A <a href="http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/gca?sendit=Get+All+Checked+Abstract%28s%29&amp;gca=STR.0b013e3182213e24v1 ">new analysis</a> suggests racial and ethnic minorities are not getting equal treatment when it comes to strokes.<br /><br />At the request of the <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/">American Heart Association</a>, a group of stroke experts led by Saint Louis University neurologist Dr. Salvador Cruz-Flores examined the scientific literature for racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care.<br /> Thu, 26 May 2011 21:55:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1315 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Analysis suggests racial and ethnic disparities in stroke care Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bound-division-race-st-louis <p>As a commercial strip with a street car line down the middle, Delmar Boulevard formed a natural dividing line between St. Louis’s black and white populations. Lawmakers, banks and Realtors exploited that fact, using restrictive covenants and redlining to transform the natural barrier into a legal one.The practice wasn’t unique to St. Louis – but it was far more strategic, intentional and formal here – and it has left a legacy of Delmar as a psychologically powerful “red line.”</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 955 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis After recent racist grafitti incident, Mizzou holds panel discussion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-recent-racist-grafitti-incident-mizzou-holds-panel-discussion <p>The <a href="http://www.missouri.edu/">University of Missouri</a> continues to grapple with the <a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/02/12/update-graffiti/">implications of the most recent incident of racism</a> on its Columbia campus.</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:47:12 +0000 KBIA & Bill Raack 560 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After recent racist grafitti incident, Mizzou holds panel discussion 2nd teen arrested in St. Louis drag race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2nd-teen-arrested-st-louis-drag-race <p>Authorities say 19-year-old William Mack Sapp of south St. Louis County is charged with second-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. He is jailed on $500,000 bond following his arrest on Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if Sapp had an attorney.<br> The other alleged racer, 19-year-old Trenton Pinckard of Glen Carbon, Ill., was charged earlier this week with leaving the scene of an accident. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 16:24:39 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 92 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2nd teen arrested in St. Louis drag race