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December 3rd, 2014
Written by Christine Armario - Associated Press in All About Family, Race Relations with 3 Comments
English teacher Tom Rademacher talks with his high school juniors Kierra Murray, left, and Ana Silverman, right, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Fair School in Minneapolis. Knowing that the grand jury decision not to indict a white officer who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., would be on the minds of his students, Rademacher put aside his lesson plans and asked them a question: How did they feel?
Students reacts to the Ferguson decision in many ways across the country, some even boycotting classes. In the aftermath of the Ferguson announcement, classrooms across the nation are taking up uncomfortable topics - race, police use of force and poverty, among others - to give students a voice and help them make sense of events. When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher...
December 2nd, 2014
Written by Kate Brumback - Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind, National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 6 Comments
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gestures as he speaks to members of the community during an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Holder traveled to Atlanta to meet with law enforcement and community leaders for the first in a series of regional meetings around the country. The president asked Holder to set up the meetings in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.
U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder will hold meeting around the country in an effort to address police and community relations with minority communities. Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta - the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial...
December 2nd, 2014
Written by Jim Salter in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 22 Comments
Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in St. Louis. The players said after the game, they raised their arms in a "hands up" gesture to acknowledge the events in Ferguson.
St. Louis Rams players raised their hands as they walked onto the football field in Sunday’s nationally televised game to show solidarity with other protesters in Ferguson and across the nation about the tragic death of a young unarmed black teen by a police officer. Questions remain in the minds of many people and communities across the country about how the incident was handled in determining...
November 25th, 2014
Written by Steve Peoples in Eyes On The Enterprise, Race Relations with 1 Comment
Despite the results of an exhaustive study that Republicans must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform, they seem poised to ignore it.
Will Republicans ignore passing legislation to achieve lasting immigration reform, or will they use President Obama’s executive action as an excuse not to do so during the next two years? What implications will their action or inaction have on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must...
November 25th, 2014
Written by Josh Lederman in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 1 Comment
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. "We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make," Obama said. In a late-night statement from the White House,...


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