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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 fifteenth 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.