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From the American Opinioin editorial: Late in 2021, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally created a process to replace derogatory names of geographic features across the nation. She declared the word “squaw” to be derogatory and ordered a federal panel — called the Board on Geographic Names — to move forward with procedures to remove that word from federal usage.
The former officer faces 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights
Students who knew Philando Castile say his killing inspired them to pursue activism
From the editorial: "If you know the story, share it, how on June 15, 1920, three Black circus workers — Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie — just passing through Duluth, were falsely accused of raping a white girl and were arrested. And how they later were ripped from their jail cells by a white mob, dragged up the Duluth hillside, and hung to death from a streetlight."
An editorial cartoon by Adam Zyglis
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U.S. law requires jury pools to represent a fair cross section of the community. Yet people of color are less likely to make it into the jury pool compared to white residents, even though most defendants are people of color. It's a decades-old issue that has defied solutions.
Summary: Here's my suggestion on one way to fight racism. As one who has worked in television most of my professional life, I want to challenge my colleagues to start doing stories on successful, family-oriented and religious African Americans. I attend a diverse church where the pastor is a man of color and the congregation is made up of different ethnicities - Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Black, as well as white. We sing the same hymns and pray together. No TV cameras are there to record the service as a positive image of diversity.
St. Paul’s push to explore reparations for descendants of Black slaves and victims of discriminatory housing practices represents a newer type of push on the issue.

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