Orange County Human Relations Council’s kNOw Hate campaign
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by Carmen Chandler
2y ago
kNOwHATE is an education and awareness campaign created by OC Human Relations to promote the importance of diversity and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. Here’s the link to the campaign ..read more
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LA County Commission on Human Relations releases “Redefining Policing with Our Community” Report
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by Carmen Chandler
2y ago
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations has released “Redefining Policing with Our Community,” an extensive report on policing and human relations in LA County with 34 recommendations for change. It seeks to “build a new normal that prioritizes human dignity and repairs the damage done by discriminatory policies and practices.” The Policing and Human Relations project was launched in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion. The report was developed after conducting seven public hearings across each of the five LA County Superviso- rial Districts. The ..read more
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Southern California heavily targeted in 120% increase in white supremacist propaganda in U.S.
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
White supremacist propaganda heavily targeted the Inland Empire and Southern California as a whole in 2019, according to an annual report released by the Anti-Defamation League. In communities across the nation, the distribution of white supremacist propaganda — in the form of flyers, leaflets, stickers and banners — reached an all-time high in the United States in 2019, the ADL reported Wednesday, Feb. 12. Last year, 2,713 incidents of propaganda were reported across the country compared to 1,214 in 2018 — a 120% increase…. Los Angeles Daily News ..read more
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This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal?
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
The University of Connecticut violated two students’ free-speech rights by attempting to expel them from college housing for allegedly using a racial slur, a new lawsuit says, raising the question of whether a university has the authority to punish offensive speech on its campus. The students, Ryan Mucaj and Jarred Karal, both seniors, were arrested in October 2019 after the campus police tracked them down following the online posting of a video that allegedly shows the pair shouting a racial slur in a parking lot. They were charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denominat ..read more
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Boys, girls and genders in-between: A classroom lesson for modern third-graders
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
School counselor Holly Baxter had prepared for this moment for months. She gathered the third-graders of Red Oak Elementary on the carpet for story time, opened the picture book and began to read. Casey, she said, likes to play with blocks and his dump truck, but he also loves things that glitter and shine. Casey admires his sister’s glittery nail polish and says that he wants to wear it too. His sister tells him boys don’t wear glittery nail polish…. Los Angeles Times ..read more
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Central American studies was the most important class I ever took
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
The U.S. southern border has become synonymous with crisis, and that crisis synonymous with the countries of Central America, particularly El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. In the ProPublica audio that went viral last year of crying children who were separated from their parents at the border, their tiny voices spoke a Central American vernacular of Spanish. In the iconic photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon, the family that was running from tear gas was fleeing Honduras. In another photo that quickly spread was the image of a father and daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande; they had left El Sal ..read more
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Trump Targets Anti-Semitism and Israeli Boycotts on College Campuses
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
The president’s order would allow the government to withhold money from campuses deemed to be biased, but critics see it as an attack on free speech…. The New York Times ..read more
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This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
Jimmy Kennedy earned $13 million during his nine-year career as a player in the National Football League. He was the kind of person most banks would be happy to have as a client. But when Mr. Kennedy tried to become a “private client” at JPMorgan Chase, an elite designation that would earn him travel discounts, exclusive event invitations and better deals on loans, he kept getting the runaround…. The New York Times ..read more
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‘We Were Blindsided’: Families Of Extremists Form Group To Fight Hate
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
It was a busy fall morning at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. Myrieme Churchill found a clearing in the arrivals hall and scanned the crowd. One by one, her people showed up: a black father and daughter from Tennessee. A white couple from Georgia. A Somali immigrant. Two South Asians — one from Canada, one from Britain. Churchill greeted them in a blend of languages: Salaam! Bonjour! Welcome to D.C.! … NPR ..read more
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Report Shows Economic Gaps and Racial Inequality Persist
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by Carmen Chandler
3y ago
A new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce  details the persistent educational and economic disparities between Whites, African-Americans and Latinos. “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos” offers a blunt commentary on persistent inequality along with a challenge to policy makers to create the change necessary to close these widening gaps…. Diverse Issues in Higher Education ..read more
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