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January 18th, 2013
Written by Nicholas Paphit... in Latest News, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Race relations in Athens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Police in Athens are holding two Greek men as suspects in the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant worker near the city center on Thursday, and are investigating whether the attack was racially motivated. A police statement said the 26-year-old Pakistani man was attacked on his bicycle by two men on a motorbike before dawn in the Petralona district of Athens. The two...
January 17th, 2013
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  President Obama bypassed congressional approval and signed 23 executive actions on January 16 towards curbing gun violence. Among them was a memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to research gun violence. That move was despite threats from NRA-backed members of Congress to de-fund any such future studies. In fact, two days prior to the President’s announcement (and the one...
January 17th, 2013
DENVER (AP) - Dozens of jubilant students cheered Democratic lawmakers at the Colorado Capitol on Tuesday for a bill lowering tuition costs for illegal immigrants graduating from state high schools - an often-proposed measure likely to pass this year. "The air is full of optimism, and so it's an honor to be up here," Pueblo Democratic Sen. Angela Giron, one of the bill's sponsors, said during a...
January 17th, 2013
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Institutional racism in the classroom
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A report by several advocacy groups says many Mississippi schools use harsh disciplinary practices that lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions under policies disproportionally affecting minorities. The report comes less than three months after the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit that alleges there is a "school-to-prison pipeline"...
January 15th, 2013
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Racial Prejudice: Santiago Rios, leader of the Azusa gang convicted of multiple
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A father and son have been sentenced to prison following convictions in a sweeping federal racketeering case in which prosecutors accused them as racist gang members who conspired to attack black people to force them out of a Southern California bedroom community. Dozens of suspects were convicted in the case that marked the Justice Department's first time combining civil...


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