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    Diane Fessler, a member of the Ohio Board of Education, claimed a proposed resolution condemning "white supremacy culture" is "non-compliant with the Civil Rights Act," the Intercept reports. Footage of Fessler's arguments have gone viral on Twitter. At the time, she said, "[Board's equity resolution] condemns in the highest terms possible white supremacy culture. I don't know how that could...
    Nearly one-third of software company Basecamp’s employees resigned after a Zoom call with leadership where workers cried and screamed because one of the executives rejected the notion that they “live in a white supremacist culture,” The Verge reported Monday. The meeting occurred Friday days after Basecamp’s CEO Jason Fried announced in a blog post that the company would prohibit “societal...
    The ABC firehouse drama Station 19 proclaimed that “racism is baked” into the culture of America and “being black in America is a life-threatening condition,” in a recent episode that aired just as the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was still filtering through America. The line came in the April 22 episode, entitled “Get Up, Stand Up,” in which a grief...
    The California education department is considering implementing a statewide math framework that promotes the concept that working to figure out a correct answer in math is an example of racism and white supremacy invading the classroom. The framework, titled “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction,” is intended to be “exercises for educators to reflect on...
    Loading the player... Republican Senator Tim Scott told Fox News host Trey Gowdy that “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy. We need to take that seriously.”  Scott was replying to comments made by Joy Reid where she said that the South Carolina Senator participated in a GOP press conference denouncing the increase of the minimum wage to...
    Originally Published by: St. John’s University professor sues school over disheartening firing after students racism claim Student loan borrowers struggle amid coronavirus pandemic UC Berkeley enforcing COVID lockdowns with officers monitoring dorms, outdoor exercise ban Biden State Dept scheduled event on racism as a national security threat The Oregon...
    San Francisco’s school district is changing the name of its arts department, which is referred to as “VAPA,” because “acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture,” numerous sources reported. The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) will begin referring to VAPA, short for visual and performing arts, as the SFUSD Arts Department instead in an effort to combat racism,...
    The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has deemed acronyms a “symptom of white supremacy culture.” In response, its performing arts department will dump the acronym “VAPA” in favor of the name “SFUSD Arts Department.” According to the director of the department, “The use of so many acronyms within the educational field often tends to alienate those who may not speak...
    The San Francisco Unified School District’s art department moved to eliminate acronyms from its name, saying that the abbreviations are tied to “white supremacy culture." "We are prioritizing antiracist arts instruction in our work,” said Director of the Arts Department Sam Bass while announcing that the acronym “VAPA,” which stands for visual and performing arts, would be changed to the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- First the San Francisco School Board decided to rename 44 schools because they are named after people with ties to racism or slavery. Now the Arts Department has taken a bold move by changing its name, "VAPA" because they say, "acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture."Schools have yet to reopen in San Francisco, but...
    From the attempted Capitol coup and social media companies removing Donald Trump’s accounts to flight companies banning Capitol rioters, the new year started out with a BANG. That’s why on the Dear Culture podcast, theGrio‘s Shana Pinnock and Gerren Keith Gaynor take this week to discuss and unpack the Capitol insurrection. The duo are asking the pertinent on our minds:...
    Disability rights campaigner Jen Bokoff warned that using “Merry Christmas” as a “normal greeting” over the festive period is “white supremacy culture at work”. Bokoff, Director of Development at the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, slapped followers on Twitter with an “annual reminder” that “not everyone celebrates Christmas!” and that, moreover, the “default” to the Christian salutation...
              Members of a committee affiliated with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission are scheduled to meet next week to discuss what they describe as white supremacy culture. Members of the Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 4 virtually. This, according to an agenda sheet that Metro...
    From Richmond to New York City to Seattle, anti-racist activists are getting results as Confederate monuments are coming down by the dozens. In Richmond, Virginia, protesters have changed the story of Lee Circle, home to a 130-year-old monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It’s now a new community space where graffiti, music and projected images turn the statue of...
    The Associated Press announced last month it would capitalize the word “Black” when used to describe racial, ethnic or cultural topics, but decided this week that “White” will not receive the same treatment -- partially because the newsgathering service feels capitalizing “White” could subtly legitimize white supremacy beliefs. “AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses,” AP vice president and editor-at-large for standards John Daniszewski wrote. FOX NEWS...
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