Racism

12-year-old charged in racist graffiti incidents in Geneva

Police in Geneva said their investigation of two incidents of racist graffiti has led them to a 12-year-old suspect. A swastika and the words "white...
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Fri, 07/26/2019 - 7:38am
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Connections: Richard Rothstein, author of "The Color of Law"

We’re joined by Richard Rothstein, author of the book, “The Color of Law.” The book investigates how local, state, and national governments deliberately...
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Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:33am
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Connections: Discussing Pete Buttigieg's "Douglass Plan"

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a plan to combat systemic racial inequality. His "Douglass Plan," named after abolitionist...
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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:15am
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Connections: Understanding the Batson Challenge and how juries are constructed

Can prosecutors exclude potential jurors if that person is black? A law called the Batson Challenge says no; in practice, the answer is yes. But the...
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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:52am
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Connections: How anti-Semitism, anti-black racism, and Islamophobia connect

A recent event at the Islamic Center of Rochester asked how anti-Semitism, anti-black racism, and Islamophobia connect. A number of young activists...
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Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:19am
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Connections: Discussing the controversy surrounding racist place names

Should place names that are racist or offensive be changed? WXXI reporter and producer Veronica Volk traveled to places throughout the Greater Rochester...
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:43am
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Pittsford grapples with recent racism allegations

Parents and community members packed the cafeteria at Calkins Road Middle School Thursday night. They were there to discuss the Pittsford School...
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Fri, 05/03/2019 - 9:11am
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Connections: Pittsford graduates of color share their experiences in the district

The Pittsford Central School District is dealing with multiple issues and incidents pertaining to race, as covered recently by WXXI News. Superintendent...
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:07am
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Connections: Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson on how to approach racist actions

When a local broadcaster made racist remarks about former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson, the mayor never called for that broadcaster to be fired. He...
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Mon, 02/11/2019 - 9:24am
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Connections: How to have conversations about race

Talking about race is difficult for many people. Jackie Campbell of the Children’s Agenda specializes in helping people sit down together and open their...
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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:12am
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