This Week’s 5: Seriously Though, Why Does Tucker Carlson Still Have a Job?

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here. Overt School districts get sued for racism often for a reason. There’s only so much shoulder shrugging parents can take when racist teachers keep getting away with messing with their children. Not long ago, there was a story that inspired some semblance of hope when Texas teacher Georgia Clark was fired for tweeting to Donald Trump to deport her students. It seemed so cut

This Week’s 5: Fire Stephen Miller

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here. Overt Some white supremacists make a point of covering their tracks. By making their bigotry appear subtle (or even questionable to the untrained eye), they provide themselves with cover to enact racially targeted policies. Then there’s Stephen Miller. As a leading voice in the Trump Administration, Miller has crafted policies like the Muslim Ban and led the charge to emb

Long Island Divided--Racial Bias in NY Real Estate

A 3 year undercover investigation of racial bias in the real estate business in Long Island, NY. By Ann Choi, Keith Herbert, Olivia Winslow and project editor Arthur Browne. Published in Newsday, Nov. 17, 2019. Read story here.

This Week’s 5: Hostile Workplace

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here. Overt When I started This Week’s 5, I imagined the overt racism section would be the weekly racial slur report. However, white supremacist terrorists have been breaking records with their violence seemingly every week, so what was already a dark section has become routinely darker. This Tuesday, the FBI released data showing that not just were there 24 hate crime murders

This Week’s 5: White Supremacists Just Won’t Leave the Emmett Till Memorial Alone

Author's Note: This Week's 5 is a weekly collection of stories designed to provide insight into how racism works and serve as an easily accessible resource for people trying to have nuanced discussions about these issues. For more explanation on how This Week's 5 works and descriptions of each of the categories, click here. Overt If you want to know how committed white supremacists are, look no further than the Emmett Till Memorial. Vandalized, destroyed, and rebuilt over and over again, the latest monument to the murdered teenager is now bulletproof. That in itself is ridiculous. Yet, white supremacists apparently still aren’t satisfied with their terror campaign. In the latest incident, a

ANNOUNCEMENT: RtR and LO Library to Host "Priced Out" Screening on Dec. 6

Mark your calendars. We are thrilled to share that the Lake Oswego Public Library is partnering with Respond to Racism for the Library’s December First Friday Film Discussion Group. The Library's Film Discussion Group meets monthly at the Lake Theater & Café, and the Library plans to partner with Respond to Racism for these events on a semi-regular basis. This partnership is an opportunity to bring community members together to view and discuss movies and documentaries that raise awareness about historical and present-day racism. It's also an opportunity to encourage dialogue about how to respond to racism and to build and strengthen ties among community members. The December Film Discuss

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