racism

President Trump’s derogatory comments yesterday about Haiti, El Salvador and countries throughout Africa are deeply offensive and expose the racist undertones of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. His comments not only disparage and demean entire countries and an entire continent full of people, they also ignore the many contributions made by immigrants from those…

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While many people are enjoying a holiday and celebrating Columbus Day, we encourage you to examine what Columbus Day really honors.  Columbus Day celebrates an exploitative European who made a career off of brutally enslaving Indigenous people in the Caribbean.  This explorer’s discovery was the first in a long, tragic series of events in which…

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Last week the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada announced their findings to the public.  The Commission had been gathering statements and information for the past few years about the brutal residential school system that First Nations peoples in Canada were subjected to for much of the 20th century.  The TRC is hardly a solution…

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“No one should fan the flames of hatred nor tolerate this despicable behavior which draws from one of the ugliest periods of American history….The incidents yesterday are examples of the unfinished business of America. We cannot sweep race and racism under the rug.”