Race Roundup

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Racist Vandals Attack City Home Rented To Black Family

Vandals smashed windows and spray-painted racist graffiti on a home in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. By Wednesday night, the owners had turned out the lights and lowered the blinds so others couldn't see what happened to the row home on Edgemont Street, just above Cambria Street.
Noose, Racist Graffiti Found At Providence High School; Reward Offered For Information

Police are investigating what they’re calling a hate crime at Providence High School in south Charlotte. A racial slur, threatening violence, and the appearance of a homemade doll with a noose around its neck got the attention of school administrators last week, who immediately contacted police. Students said they’re still shaken by the incident.
Racist graffiti reported at Neuqua Valley

Neuqua Valley High School administrators are looking into racist graffiti that was found in one of the school's bathrooms.
St. Cloud’s Create CommUNITY fights systemic racism

The Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute did a four-city case study on U.S. communities and their challenge of dealing with racial/ethnic diversity. Founded in 1950, the institute is an international nonprofit organization that fosters leadership and open-minded dialogue through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives.
Hate Groups Hijack Immigration Debate

This week the Southern Poverty Law Center classified the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) as a hate group. With the number of hate groups up by 40 percent since 2000, the immigration debate has proven to be a fertile ground for hate groups looking to spread their racist beliefs under the guise of immigration reform, writes Mark Potok, who monitors hate groups for the SPLC. IMMIGRATION MATTERS regularly features the views of the nation’s leading immigrant rights advocates.