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7 Struggles Of Being The Only Black Person In The Room

1. Being expected to speak for black people on a clearly racist topical issue.

I picked up a temp job this summer at a flight school, and a young white co-worker from Massachusetts asked me, “As a black man, how do you feel about the Baltimore riots?” It’s a seemingly innocuous question and I know for a fact that he meant no ill-will. 484 more words

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Grade 9 Up A fine coming-of-age novel. Walker Dupree, the captain of Frost (Spokane, Wash.) High School’s swim team, chronicles the senior year of the tight fraternity of young men who make up the team. 140 more words

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Crutcher’s (Running Loose; Ironman) gripping tale of small-town prejudice delivers a frank, powerful message about social issues and ills. Representing one-third of his community’s minority population (“I’m black. 243 more words

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Gr 9 Up—Danny is constantly out of place, or at least that’s how he sees it. He has a gift for pitching-his lanky arms can throw a baseball fast enough to get noticed by any coach or college scout-but he loses his cool on the mount. 154 more words

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Cumulus Media uses bogus test to discriminate against blacks

Cumulus Media, Inc., Cumulus Broadcasting LLC. dba Super Talk 99.7 WTN and 104.5 The Zone WGFX-FM on Tuesday August 18th was issued a Charge Of Discrimination by Alvin Augustus Jones with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and EEOC. 708 more words

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Cumulus Media uses bogus test to discriminate against blacks

Cumulus Media, Inc., Cumulus Broadcasting LLC. dba Super Talk 99.7 WTN and 104.5 The Zone WGFX-FM on Tuesday August 18th was issued a Charge Of Discrimination by Alvin Augustus Jones with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and EEOC. 708 more words

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Women's Equality Day

Wednesday 26th August marked 92 years after the US first celebrated and 95 years after the cause for celebration of Women’s Equality day, and yet women are still not equal to men. 339 more words

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