Common Ties That Bind
Exploring common values, living conditions, arts & cultural traditions and practices that cross racial, ethnic, generational, religious, and geographic boundaries; and destinations that offer opportunities to explore and enjoy the diversity and commonalities of the world’s peoples, places, and cultures.
September 16th, 2014
Written by Geir Moulson - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here. Germany's Jewish community organized the rally at the capital's Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw anti-Jewish slogans...
September 5th, 2014
Written by Emily Wagster Pettus - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Ole Miss renames Confederate Drive as part of effort to embrace diversity and show sensitivity to the need to move away from it racist and divisive history. The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street known as Confederate Drive and adding historical context to Old South symbols that have long stood on the Oxford...
August 22nd, 2014
Written by Kristi Eaton - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Citizens of Oklahoma City gathered to take steps to improve relations between blacks and police. More than 100 people turned out Thursday at the Oklahoma Capitol to rally, discuss race-related issues and seek ways to educate themselves and police. The rally came in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and subsequent protests. Brown, who is black, was...
August 19th, 2014
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
The heavy police response and the presence and use of military artillery during the protest in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of the unarmed teen, Michael Brown, is raising concerns. Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with...
August 14th, 2014
Written by Jim Suhr in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue following the death of an unarmed black teen at the hands of police, apparently stemming from the lack of forthcoming information about the circumstances of the teen's death. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people...