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After elevated COVID-19 risk levels across Lane County postponed it this month, the Oregon Asian Celebration will now be held jointly with another decades-old event in July.  

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In their capacity as the board of health, the Lane County Commissioners passed the resolution which includes a commitment to meaningful discussion with communities of color on issues of race, ethnicity and health.

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The Oregon Senate voted Thursday to advance a bill that would make it a crime to display a noose as an act of intimidation.

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Local reactions to anti-Asian violence in the headlines includes the Eugene Police Department and community activists.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered flags at public institutions to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of this week’s mass shootings in Georgia.

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A Black resident in Eugene’s River Road area is grateful for the support he’s received after his car was vandalized with a racist slur.

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KLCC Public Forum on School Racism Postponed

Sep 10, 2020
Denise Silfee

Due to the continuing wildfires, KLCC's Public Forum on Racism in Oregon Schools has been postponed until further notice.

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Studies show that students of color—as well as white students—benefit from having instructors of color. Diversity among Oregon teachers has  increased over the decades, but there’s still a need for ethnically diverse faculty.

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The pressures of assignments, puberty—plus juggling extracurriculars, and home life—can make it hard to be a kid in school. And even more so if you’re a student of color. Here’s why inclusive curriculums are essential for student learning environments.

Community Conversation: Racism in Oregon Schools

Sep 3, 2020
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With the Black Lives Matter movement causing people to reevaluate systemic racism, KLCC has created a series that examines the successes and failures of Oregon schools with regards to race, and what schools can do to be more inclusive.

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This year has seen the Black Lives Matter movement gain greater national prominence, through protests over police brutality and systemic racism. Native Americans have had their voices elevated as well, owing to a shared history of oppression, cultural stereotypes, and conflicts with the federal government. 

The Corvallis School Board is considering a proposal to change the name of three schools that are named for presidents with racist views.

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Black student-athletes at Oregon State University have launched a public awareness campaign for racial justice issues.

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The Oregon Department Of Justice is holding a month-long series of online listening sessions in July to hear from people in marginalized communities.

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An acclaimed traveling activist and philanthropist came through Eugene today.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, his arrival reflects an ongoing problem for Black Americans, everywhere.

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Teachers showed support for black lives today outside the federal courthouse in Eugene. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this is the fourteenth straight day of events calling for justice reform and Black empowerment.

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More than a thousand activists gathered at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza Sunday, to discuss justice reform beyond marches and rallies.

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In a unanimous decision, Eugene city councilors voted Tuesday night to adopt an ordinance condemning COVID-19 related bigotry aimed at people with Asian descent. Concurrently, the resolution recognizes May as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

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Federal officials in Oregon are denouncing hate crimes and discrimination sparked by xenophobia. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, much has followed the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.  

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White supremacy has made recent local news, between Jeremy Christian’s murder trial in Portland, and the presence of white nationalist groups in rallies across the state.  A special edition of the Oregon Historical Quarterly is out now, that reminds residents that the problem is actually rooted deep in state history.

KLCC’s Brian Bull talked to the journal’s editor, Eliza Canty-Jones. Bull asked how ingrained white supremacy is in Oregon’s settlement.

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White supremacy has crept back into the headlines in recent years: right-wing nationalists have staged rallies across the state, while the Jeremy Christian murder trial continues in Portland. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a new publication reminds residents that the problem persists throughout Oregon’s history.

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The Eugene City Council narrowly passed a resolution condemning white nationalism and alt-right activities and groups. The final vote was 4 to 3.

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Last week's unusual snowfall closed roads, schools, and caused several event cancellations including 2 talks by Walidah Imarisha. The award-winnning author and historian was supposed to discuss black history in the state and prison reform. 

A Eugene community theater actor who allegedly cyber-harassed a black student leader has agreed to an unusual settlement with his victim.

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The Oregon State University graduate student who placed racist stickers on activists’ cars in 2017 has been sentenced for hate crimes. 

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A city official is responding to an FBI report showing Eugene has the highest number of hate crimes in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

A series of national walk-outs are being held tomorrow to protest school violence. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, University of Oregon activists are also speaking out against neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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The Corvallis graduate student facing hate crime charges has been recalled in an Associated Students of Oregon State University election.