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NASCAR Driver Clements Reinstated After Racial Slur

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements was back at the track Friday after a two-week suspension for using a racial slur, hopeful his lapse in judgment hasn't caused irreparable harm to his career.

"I think everybody deserves a second chance," he said. "I think you've got to look at the person's history. I have never been in trouble with NASCAR. I always try to do the right thing and just want to stay here and be able to race. I always try to get new fans coming and do anything NASCAR wants. I hope it doesn't hurt. I don't know."

Was Vermont Paper Racist Using Fry Rice Poster?

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont newspaper defended itself Saturday against accusations of racism over a poster it published in support of a local sports team that read "fry Rice" in type associated with Chinese calligraphy, saying it meant no offense and simply wanted to play on words.

The back-page poster, printed in Thursday's edition, was intended to support St. Johnsbury Academy's basketball team in its game against Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, the Caledonian Record wrote in an unsigned editorial.

CONVERSATION OF THE WEEK XLIX: Diversity From A Child’s Perspective

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Susan Von Tobel is a Marriage and Family therapist with a Master’s of Science in Education. Motivated by her love of children and the desire to help them understand diversity, she has authored three children’s books: Mei Ling’s Forever Mommy, which explores cultural diversity; Timmy’s Journey, which looks at family diversity; and Mei-Mei's New Home, which examines diversity through abandonment and adoption. 

Issue Of The Week XLVIII: Does Using Native American Nicknames & Mascots Add Insult To Injury?

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How long will it take to admit and correct the injury and insult that is piled on by the continued use of Native American Nicknames and Mascots by high school, college, and professional sports?

Haven’t we as a nation done enough to Native Americans? First, we came to this country pilfered, pillaged their villages, women and children. We ultimately took the land and herded them off to reservations. They continue to be subjected to sub-standard education and poor healthcare.

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