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Man who dyed his hair black to protest racism faces jail

A man who dyed it black to fight racism has been jailed for four years and eight months after he was found guilty of racially aggravated harassment. 

James C. Wilson, 50, of New York, dyed his black hair to protest discrimination against black people. 

His sentence was announced at a court in New York on Friday. 

He was previously jailed for six months in February 2016 for threatening to burn down a building in Queens. 

Wilson was the subject of a racially aggravated hate crime trial in New Zealand in July 2015, where he pleaded guilty to four counts of causing harassment and one count of threatening. 

The charges against him were dropped in June this year after Wilson admitted to a second offence. 

In 2016, Wilson was charged with assaulting an African American man in a racially-aggravated hate crime. 

A court in Scotland found him guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm. 

Following the New York trial, Wilson appeared in court for the first time on Thursday, where Judge Michael Whelan told him he had shown no remorse and was now a danger to society. 

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of you,” he said.

“I think you will get your chance to change.” 

Wilson pleaded guilty in January to two counts of threatening and two counts each of causing actual and threatened bodily harm and aggravated harassment and intimidation. 

On Friday, the judge said he had received a lot of hate mail since his conviction, including death threats. 

According to his lawyer, he received hundreds of letters, and he was also the subject in a racial slur incident in March. 

After the court appearance, Wilson thanked the judge for his leniency and for allowing him to plead guilty. 

It was not clear how long Wilson will serve in prison. 

But Wilson has already spent six months behind bars. 

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