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Source: The Guradian

What's more offensive: a racist yearbook photo or structural racism?

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

More than a week has passed since the discovery of an offensive photograph – featuring a man in blackface and another man in a Ku Klux Klan outfit – in the 1984 medical school yearbook of Virginia’s Democratic governor Ralph Northam.

“Scapegoating politicians who are caught in the act of interpersonal racism will not address the fundamental issue of systemic racism. North Carolina pastor and progressive activist Reverend William Barber argued as much in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post.

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Source: Global News

Huawei’s charm offensive around the world raises hard questions amid spying allegations

Thursday 13:36 GMT

Shanthi Kalathil, director of the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, sees Huawei’s charm offensive dovetailing with broader efforts by China to influence the global debate on the government’s surveillance and censorship it uses.

Trade minister expects Canadian business interest in China to slow amid diplomatic spat. “We are shocked or sometimes feel amused by those ungrounded and senseless allegations,” Liu told the reception guests, adding that the company is “willing to accept the supervision” from governments in Europe, Huawei’s biggest market after China.

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Source: Fox News

School apologizes to student who was asked to cover up shirt with 'offensive' message

Friday 18:12 GMT

Emery, who attends Fort Bragg’s Albritton Middle School, was asked to cover up her favorite shirt — which reads, “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?” — because some of the teachers found it to be “offensive,” Emery’s mother, Katie Moore Smith, wrote on Facebook last week.

The school called Emery’s father, a Fort Bragg Soldier, to inform him that Emery was asked to cover up with a sweatshirt, Yahoo! reported.


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