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FBI examining more video in search for Wisconsin teen 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their daughter was apparently abducted.
Civil Rights Advocate Elected to North Carolina Supreme Court 10.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Chuck Burton A voter arrives as a worker walks past during early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Democrat Anita Earls, founder and executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, won a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday in the Tar Heel State’s “blue moon” election, so-called since once every 12 years there is an election with no high-profile statewide races on the ballot. Earls is the daughter of a black father and a white mother.  Her victory underscores the importance state-level judicial decision-making as the United States Supreme Court appears headed into a period of retrenchment on civil rights.  Yet in her remarks Tuesday night, Earls turned to Washington as she condemned President Trump’s assertion that he can strike down the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship through an executive order.  “The president is sworn, just as I will be, to uphold the Constitution. For him to openly say that essentially he can negate ...
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U's underground archives document prejudice, work during World War I 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the world marks 100 years since the Armistice ending World War I this weekend, the archivists at the University of Minnesota tend a huge collection. Included are the stories of the YMCA volunteers who helped during the war, and accounts of the infamous public safety committee in Minnesota that ferreted out anyone who was "unpatriotic".
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Is there a cure for hate? 6.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After the Pittsburgh mass-killing, many are wondering how to turn hate-filled extremists away from violence and hate. But, there is very little research, and even less funding, to make that happen.
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U.S. mid-term election has been a story of bigotry and fear 6.11.2018 - News for the rest of us
U.S. mid-term election has been a story of bigotry and fear
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St. Thomas holds campus-wide forum to discuss racism 31.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The St. Paul university held a meeting Wednesday afternoon to address racism on campus. Earlier this month, an African-American freshman living in a dorm found an offensive message with a racial slur on his door.
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A brutal lynching and a possible confession, decades later 27.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A recent book recounts the brutal lynching of a 14-year-old black boy in 1955. In it, the woman who accused the boy of assault admits she was lying. The FBI has reopened the murder investigation.
St. Thomas to hold campus-wide meeting to address racism 26.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The University of St. Thomas says it will cancel classes next Wednesday and hold a campus-wide meeting to talk about how to combat racism at the St. Paul school.
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Answering the call: University of St. Thomas lays out action plan against racism 26.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The University's president outlined 17 steps to increase racial sensitivity, attract more students of color and devote more resources to minority student populations.
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Survivor of '60s civil rights fight can't believe 2018's voter suppression is so 'blatant' | Will Bunch 25.10.2018 News
Purges, voter ID laws, closing polling place: What's happening now feels awfully familiar for this Selma survivor.
Reviewing police in Starbucks incident: Why new report used 'white supremacy' and other loaded terms | Opinion 18.10.2018 News
Language matters when talking about what happened at the Starbucks last April.
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Haverford leaders defend township and schools against racism complaints 18.10.2018 News
The hearing was the first opportunity of the new school year for township residents to discuss and debate the issues raised by an April report from the Havertown-Area Community Action Network, or H-CAN, alleging a worrisome pattern of racial bias and profiling - punctuated by reports of hate crimes and repeated cases of students being harassed or called the N-word.
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Minnesota AG sues insulin manufacturers on 'unfair prices' 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit Tuesday against the nation's three major insulin manufacturers alleging consumer fraud.
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New U fellowship honors civil rights leader Josie Johnson 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Johnson said she hopes the fellowship will encourage students to take risks, to deeply study and try new ideas. "I just think it's important for our children to feel that things are possible," she said.
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Review of Starbucks arrests shows racial bias by Philly cops, commission finds 16.10.2018 News
The commission, a citizen oversight board established in 1994, spent months reviewing the episode that sparked national outrage and ignited conversations about police practices and racial profiling.
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Racist literature left on Cherry Hill lawns 14.10.2018 News
The mayor and the local head of the NAACP condemned the literature supporting the Ku Klux Klan.
Bridgeport elected its first black mayor. Then the town divided. 12.10.2018 News
While folks in this working-class town disagree on many issues, those who spoke to The Inquirer and Daily News agreed on one thing: It is no coincidence that such divisiveness is roiling this small town at a time when the nation is grappling with fissures over race.
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'Infidel' uses the supernatural to explore racism's real life horrors 7.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The new comic series from creators Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell follows a young Muslim-American woman living in an apartment building haunted by evil entities that feed on racist hate.
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The Good News from the Voting Wars 3.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  The 2018 midterm election is often depicted as a contest between crude voter suppression by Republican state governments and a national blue-wave mobilization of grassroots Democrats. But the story is actually more complicated and even more hopeful. In addition to the party organizing this year, a two-decade nonpartisan movement to expand access to the ballot is also bearing fruit across the country. The result could be a dramatic expansion of voting participation that swamps suppression efforts, enhances voter-mobilization efforts, and shatters the usual low expectations of off-year voting turnout. The attempt at voter suppression, of course, is real. It is a dark part of the playbook that some—though by no means all—states under Republican control have promoted to retain their power. After the Tea Party wave of 2010, the most recent chapter in longstanding efforts to restrict the vote moved forward in earnest. ...
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Republicans Slam Cuomo on Felons' Voting Rights 3.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Republicans are attacking an initiative by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore the voting rights of former felons, accusing him of prioritizing sex offenders over other voters.
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