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Source: NBC News

A judge said it was racism behind the Mexican-American studies ban in Tucson

Today 08:07 GMT

A federal judge said racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program.

The Tucson program began in 1998 and focused on Mexican-American history, literature and art in an effort to keep Mexican-American students in school and engaged. “I believe it is a fundamental American ideal that we are all individuals, entitled to be judged by our knowledge and character, and not by what race we happen to have been born into,” Horne said in a statement.

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Source: Global News

Is violence ‘necessary’ to protest racism?

Wednesday 13:37 GMT

READ MORE: Quebec police say ‘strong possibility of arrests’ following Sunday protest. Aaron Lakoff, one of the counter-protesters, says he went because he thinks La Meute needs to be stopped.

Yet others, like Veronica Torres, who works for Carrefour de ressources en interculturel (CRIC) to support immigrants and refugees, think that violence is counterproductive. He points out that history is replete with examples of violence being used to put down hate and fascism.

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Source: The Week

Making progress on race doesn't mean we've solved racism

Wednesday 10:53 GMT

If any good can be wrung from the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Trump's dismal response, perhaps they can serve as a much-needed reminder that the problem of racism might not be quite as solved as some Americans would like to believe.

Four years ago, in Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court changed how the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) could be enforced.

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Source: The Week

The deep roots of American racism

Wednesday 09:56 GMT

It will take decades of aggressive social-democratic policy to roll back American inequality, and finally cut black Americans in on a fair share of income and wealth.

If there's one thing that unites liberal Americans at this fraught moment, it's disgust at the racism rooted in the South. A new breed of white leaders, many of them from wealthy Southern suburbs, have brought back explicit white supremacy — if not actual neo-Nazism — to American politics.

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Source: Common Domain

The People in Trump’s Orbit Who Rebuked Him After Charlottesville

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

». “I strongly disagree with President Trump’s reaction to the events that took place in Charlottesville over the past several days.”

». “Blaming ‘both sides’ for #Charlottesville?! No. Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no.” ». “President must not allow Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists or Klansman any refuge in his statements.”


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