Local authorities are investigating a racially offensive image that was posted on social media. 

In a news release, the Evansville Police Department said officers were contacted Sunday evening about an image showing three white juveniles holding a black baby doll with a string around its neck.

Police say one of the juveniles had a shirt on his head shaped like a KKK hood.

The post identified the juveniles as EVSC students. 

Police contacted the school corporation in an effort to identify the kids, and the EVSC provided the names within 30 minutes.

Girls of color are much more likely than white girls to be suspended from Indiana schools and schools nationwide, according to a new report.

Indiana schools suspend about one in nine black girls, one in 29 Latina girls and one in 50 white girls, according to the report from the National Women’s Law Center.

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In an effort to build relationships between police officers and the African-American community, the Uniting Evansville organization started conversations about race relations in our city. 

Information on police protocol, law enforcement, civilian education and community support were offered at the event to anyone interested. 

More community discussions are set for the future, according to the Uniting Evansville organization.  

Rewind: From 'colorblindness' to color conscious

Aug 24, 2016

In a time where skin color and nationality continue to play a crucial role in our lives, some prefer to confront race issues up front and start difficult conversations to help ease the tension.

One of those people is Roneshia Evans, who prefers to point out the elephant in the room and tackle it head-on. For her being African American doesn’t mean avoiding discussions on diversity. 

Notre Dame professor to discuss race at UE

Apr 7, 2016

An anthropology professor from Notre Dame visits Evansville on Monday to talk about race. 

The address from Professor Augustin Fuentes at the University of Evansville is titled “What Race Is and What It Is Not.”

For starters, Fuentes tells WNIN that race is not biological. But he says it’s an important social issue. 

He says people automatically classify people as white, black, Asian, or Latino among others, but there's not enough talk about how to deal with racial issues.