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Racist incidents at Southwick Regional School anger residents
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Local News
Racist incidents at Southwick Regional School anger residents
In recent weeks, school administrators, police and the local district attorney have investigated a mock slave auction held by Southwick Regional School students on Snapchat in the western Massachusetts town.
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Ron Duncan: Black pioneer in martial arts
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Sports
Ron Duncan: Black pioneer in martial arts
When people hear “martial arts,” they mostly think of Bruce Lee, the legendary martial artist who became an international star of the silver screen.
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Opinion
Let the work begin
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin shared these profound words as part of an essay published in 1962 for The New York Times. Having recently released Embrace Boston’s Harm Report, the resonance of Baldwin’s words in today’s context is striking.
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The lasting impact of one iconic photo
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Local News
The lasting impact of one iconic photo
On April 5, 1976, Theodore “Ted” Landsmark, a Black, New York-born lawyer living in Boston, was rushing to a meeting with a development agency to discuss how to create opportunities for minority construction workers. When the 29-year-old reached City Hall Plaza, he crossed paths with a rowdy group of antibusing demonstrators.
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Commentary
Claudine Gay’s ouster reveals anti-Blackness, dystopian forces in U.S.
I was at Claudine Gay’s inauguration as Harvard’s 30th president. I saw her family waving Haitian flags. I stood between a college administrator from Japan, there to celebrate her, and two Stanford faculty who taught her. Literally, the world watched Gay at the apex of her career.
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Opinion
‘Not OK’: People of color remind distraught Jews hate never ended
Two weeks after the Hamas attack in Israel, the shattered sense of safety felt by Jews around the world hasn’t gone away. It’s the same ever-present insecurity felt by many people of color in the United States — including Jews of color.
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Anti-affirmative action wave ignores country’s history of racism
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Editorial
Anti-affirmative action wave ignores country’s history of racism
Anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum and his fellow backward thinkers are at it again. An organization called the Equal Protection Project has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, targeting its Black Public Media Residency.
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Black exodus from BPS central office raises concerns
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Local News
Black exodus from BPS central office raises concerns
A prolonged investigation into allegations that a dozen Boston Public Schools administrators of color have been pushed out of their jobs has left the former administrators and their allies frustrated and concerned.
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Federal probe into racism, civil rights in Everett is closed with no finding
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Local News
Federal probe into racism, civil rights in Everett is closed with no finding
In Everett, some residents considered the federal probe into racism and possible civil rights violations in city government to be a validation of their experiences in the city. Now, 14 months after it began, the investigation has been closed with no findings and no public comment from federal officials.
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Racist effigy left at Black candidate’s sign in Everett
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Local News
Racist effigy left at Black candidate’s sign in Everett
An Everett City Council candidate wants to know who left a racist effigy beneath one of her campaign signs. Guerline Alcy, who is Black and a 30-year resident of the city, was alerted to the vandalism by a friend who shared a photo with her.
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NAACP moves to counter backward trends on race
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News
NAACP moves to counter backward trends on race
As participants descended on the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the NAACP’s national convention, delegates and leaders saw the gathering as a needed chance to push back against white supremacy and conservative policies that they said pose a threat to Black communities.
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Reparations case dismissed, justice still denied
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Editorial
Reparations case dismissed, justice still denied
After waiting more than 100 years, three survivors of the 1921 racial massacre in Tulsa, all centenarians, have once again been the victims of injustice.
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