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Charlottesville

Virginia Supreme Court Rules to Remove Controversial Confederate Statues at the Center of Deadly Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

After years of back and forth and ongoing fiery debate from progressives and conservatives, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that Charlottesville, Virginia can finally take down the controversial and offensive statues that served as the center of the deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. Melissa Alonso and Scottie Andrew…

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…

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Financial Contributions for Groups Fighting Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes Have Soared in Recent Weeks

While President Biden has vowed to ramp up efforts to combat anti-Asian violence in the country and as attacks sadly continue to occur on a regular basis, there is at least one bit of hopeful news to report over this dark chapter in America’s history. Haleluya Hadero of The Associated Press…

Arkansas fights transgender rights

Arkansas Lawmakers Pass One of the Most Biased — and Anti-Trans — Laws Ever in U.S. History

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Meanwhile, in a blatant show of hatred and disregard for transgender rights and freedoms, lawmakers in Arkansas have passed what the ACLU has described as the “single most extreme anti-trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.” Jo Yurcaba of NBC…

Iowa

Iowa House Moves to Ban Teaching ‘Diversity’ in Public Schools

The Iowa House of Representatives has taken over the reins of former President Trump’s failed attempt at banning diversity education. Iowa State Daily has reported that Republicans in the state government have approved a bill to limit teaching curriculum on “divisive topics” in Iowa public schools. Even as politicians in…

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne Leaves CBS’s ‘The Talk’ Following Controversy Over Racism

TV veteran Sharon Osbourne is leaving the CBS daytime talk show, The Talk following a recent controversy that erupted on set over racism. According to Christie D’Zurilla of the Los Angeles Times, the situation began on March 10 during an “explosive conversation between the co-hosts [that] was sparked by Osbourne’s…

Black government workers

Black Women 58% Less Likely to Be Hired for Government Jobs Than White Men

Even before the turmoil and job loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reports that qualified Black women were up to 58% less likely to be hired for a government job than white men. According to reporter Charlene Rhinehart of Black Enterprise, the 2021 Diversity in Public Sector…

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White Supremacist Propaganda at an All-Time High in the United States, Group Warns

Between public displays of propaganda like banners and graffiti, in-person events and incidents of anti-Semitic language, the growth of white supremacy hit an all-time high in 2020, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. The group, which has worked to record incidents of racist, anti-Semitic…