The history of attacks against Asian Americans is complicated. Addressing it will be, too

“Nobody came. Nobody helped. Nobody made a video.” For Vargas, Quintana’s remarks underscored how he feels Asian Americans have long been seen in the US: as “the invisible within the invisibles.” “It’s been really quite stunning to witness ‘mainstream America’ wake up to this invisibility,” said Vargas, a journalist whose organization Define American seeks to […]

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Grand jury votes not to indict police officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude

“Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals. Tragically, he received none of those things,” James said in a statement. “We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, […]

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How White nationalists evade the law and continue profiting off hate

At the rally — which turned deadly — he participated with gusto, carrying a banner that, according to court documents, said, “Gas the kikes, race war now!” during a march past a synagogue. But when Robert Warren Ray was indicted in June 2018 for using tear gas on counter-protesters at the event, police discovered he […]

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The two FBI agents killed in a Florida shooting were dedicated to preventing crimes against children

The two were killed at an apartment complex executing a federal search warrant. Three other agents were wounded, two of whom were transported to the hospital and have since been released. The suspect in the shooting died at the scene and the FBI has said the investigation is ongoing. The agents were known for their […]

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Residents of Washington town wonder if QAnon has taken hold of their mayor

“Why do you publicly support QAnon,” two callers asked this week during the mayor’s monthly “Coffee with the Mayor” community access radio broadcast. “What does the Punisher symbol mean to you?” asked another caller, referring to the comic book antihero icon that has been adopted by QAnon followers. “Are you concerned that the publicity received […]

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Here’s why protesters say they’re gathering in Portland

“We wanted to symbolize that both parties are the oppressor,” said a 25-year-old protester who wished not to be identified, fearing government reprisal. “We’ve all experienced firsthand that police violence is police violence regardless (of which political party holds power). … It doesn’t make a difference to the person being beaten.” “For White people, maybe […]

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Air quality regulator temporarily suspends cremation limits for LA County amid ‘backlog’ from pandemic

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said in a news release Sunday that permits for crematoriums usually contain limits on the number of human remains that can be cremated each month, based on the potential impact they will have on air quality. But after requests from both the county coroner and health department, the […]

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Kenosha echoes divide over race and police after officer who shot Jacob Blake won’t face charges

“We expected it,” Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr. said Tuesday. “We understood what was going to come when they called in [the] National Guard” ahead of the decision. Shortly after the August shooting, the small city of 100,000 people on the Lake Michigan coastline near Milwaukee became another epicenter for demonstrations calling for racial justice. […]

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The Navajo Nation faces a battle to protect its elders and traditions as Covid-19 deaths spike

“Every time one of those elders leaves this world, it’s like a whole library, a whole beautiful chapter of our history, of our ceremonies — all that knowledge, gone,” Clayson Benally, a member of Navajo Nation, said. “It’s not written, it’s not dictated, you’re not going to find it on the internet.” Self-isolating in their […]

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