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Opinion: Your tax dollars are subsidizing white supremacy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

By claiming to be educational, many white supremacist groups enjoy the same tax-exempt status as public universities, churches and other charities.

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Column: Junk mail disguised as official correspondence — how is this legal? 11.10.2019 LA Times: Business

California law prohibits deceptive or misleading advertising. But that doesn't stop companies and groups from sending out letters that look like they're from government agencies.

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Wage inequality is surging in California — and not just on the coast. Here's why 10.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Wage inequality has risen more in California cities than in the metropolitan areas of any other state, with seven of the nation's 15 most unequal cities located in the Golden State.

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U.S. hits China over human rights. Beijing says it's just a distraction from NBA, trade talks 9.10.2019 LA Times: Business

National security, human rights, IP protection -- from Beijing's perspective, they're all excuses for tech protectionism.

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Women All Over the Country Are Suing Police for Failing to Test Their Rape Kits 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
Sometime after 2 a.m. in a dark exam room at the San Francisco General Hospital, a sexual assault nurse examiner turned on a handheld blacklight. Heather Marlowe looked down at her body. Her stomach and thighs were glowing. The nurse took swabs, and reassured her that when police analyzed her rape kit, they would have […]
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Showdown over LGBTQ employment rights hits Supreme Court 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The high court heard cases testing whether employers are free to fire employees because they are gay or transgender.
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U.S. blacklists Chinese tech firms over treatment of Uighurs 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Commerce Department added 28 Chinese security bureaus and tech firms to the Entity List, including Hikvision, a leading producer of video surveillance and face recognition technology.
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New Supreme Court term will decide on 'Dreamers,' LGTBQ workplace rights and abortion 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

New Supreme Court term highlights: 'Dreamers,' LGBTQ rights, religion and the first big abortion case since Kavanaugh joined.

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My father was IBM's first black software engineer. The racism he fought persists in the high-tech world today 22.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Minority underrepresentation in the high-tech industry is nothing new. My father was the first black software engineer at IBM, which has a long history with racism.

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It is about so much more than makeup 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The debate following the revelation of Justin Trudeau's blackface photographs and video have opened the discussion of racism in Canada in a way that the country has possibly never before been seen. How do we respond to this? I have pulled together some tools to help you respond to discussion and engage in anti-racism actions.  Elections seem to bring out the worst kind of campaigning and headlines of late. We are often left with stories that  simplistically portray Scheer and Trudeau as equivalent , that  decry the pulling out of 20 year old pictures , that minimize the conversation because we are petrified of the electoral impact. NDP Leader  Jagmeet Singh  brought the message back into focus, about why this issue mattered -- beyond electoral politics.  Here are some important tools to help stand up to bullying and racism: The Migrant Rights Network put together  a great set of tools  to build towards an " anti-racist agenda beyond apologies and responses to hate crimes  that focuses on ...
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Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism
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“We have failed you”: CSU’s new president announces plan to address racism on campus in wake of blackface controversy 20.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The uproar on the Fort Collins campus began nearly two weeks ago after a photograph of four CSU students in blackface started making the rounds on social media. Some students were outraged that CSU administrators declined to punish the involved students, saying they were protected by the First Amendment.
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Weather radar proposal to improve forecasts in Four Corners 19.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A national weather agency has announced plans to lower its radar system elevation to better track weather in the Four Corners region including southwest Colorado.
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State audit finds Colorado Civil Rights Division slow to investigate cases, acting without transparency and accountability 19.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's Civil Rights Division, charged with investigating discrimination complaints, is operating too slowly and without transparency and accountability, a newly released state audit found.
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How not to do it: Issues of racism mishandled by the Vancouver Sun 16.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
John Miller How would you like to face Harold Munro's problems today? The Vancouver Sun and Province, the newspapers he edits, published something he had to apologize for and expunge, after the poorly researched and xenophobic views of a freelance columnist sparked outrage among readers. His own award-winning reporting staff courageously joined the public backlash on social media, and has so far found his first steps to deal with the situation lacking. Worse, someone is leaking internal emails about this to The Tyee, an online rival publication. And Munro presumably needs to deal with the dismay of his superiors in Toronto. Top management of Postmedia Network has ordered all its member papers, including his, to lean harder right. In other words, publish more of this kind of stuff. Talk about being caught in the middle. That is certainly one of the perils of being an editor-in-chief these days, but so far Munro has not been handling it well. This stems from a decision a week ago by the Sun and its sister ...
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Want to become a U.S. citizen? Get in line, new report says 16.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Processing times for citizenship applications in Colorado have doubled in the past three years, contributing to a backlog that leaves hopeful residents in limbo for up to 22 months. The findings headline a new report from the Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which found that the state has one […]
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Civil Rights Groups Challenge Trump’s “Racially Discriminatory Scheme” to Skew Redistricting 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
In July, the Trump administration abandoned its push to add a controversial question about US citizenship to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked the move. Instead, President Donald Trump issued an executive order instructing the Census Bureau to collect citizenship data using administrative records. He said in a White House Rose Garden ceremony […]
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Minnesota district uses student voice to combat racism 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many Minnesota schools have had reports of racist incidents in recent years. One district in North St. Paul is taking a new approach to addressing racism.
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When school safety becomes school surveillance 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.
Report: More than 1600 Polling Places Have Closed Since the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act 10.9.2019 Mother Jones
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted a core provision of the Voting Rights Act: The requirement for certain states with a history of voter discrimination to “preclear” changes in their election rules with the federal government. For decades, the 1965 law helped secure the right to vote for hundreds of thousands of people in nine […]
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