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Helping black students know their rights on school discipline

About 60 times a year, Abdirizak Karod will find an unexpected and agitated visitor outside his office asking for help on an urgent matter.

The problem: a child has been suspended or expelled and the parent has exhausted every avenue to come to a solution to get the student back to class. 1,341 more words

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Stop Invading Our Spaces

I went to a Jazz Festival recently, a very popular one in my state called the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival which is four days long. I went on Friday and despite these two incidents I did have a good time. 809 more words

Calgary anti-racism activists rally, cross paths with opponents

City anti-racism activists maintained a two-front presence in Calgary on Saturday — the second in three days of controversial weekend rallies.

Gathering at city hall for what was originally intended to be a counter protest to a recently re-scheduled anti-Islam rally, members and allies of Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (Antifa) staged an anti-Islamophobia demonstration meant to show solidarity with the city’s Muslim community. 407 more words

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Cuthand: Reconciliation is not enough to create change in Sask

Once again Aboriginal Day has come and gone and things in Saskatchewan can go back to the lopsided existence we regard as normal.

It seems that our people are always reaching out and making efforts to foster inclusion. 704 more words

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No charges laid after video shows Ontario woman’s racist rant at walk-in clinic

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A video showing an agitated woman demanding her son be examined by a “white doctor” at a Toronto-area walk-in clinic is sparking online outrage, as some medical groups say demands for physicians of a certain race cannot be accommodated. 499 more words

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Entering "Unsafe" Spaces

Have you ever visited or lived in a new city and had a local resident warn you of parts of the city to avoid? I have. 487 more words

Growing Up White by Dwight Ritter

I recently read this for one of the book groups I am in.  The author grew up in Indianapolis and discussed this book last fall at the library where I work in Carmel.   194 more words

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