Racism

11th-Ward Council member Judd Krasher introduced legislation that would repeal Albany's new trash fee
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Several events that will shape the future of New York's Capital City took place in various locations across Albany Monday night.

Response to the allegations came swiftly.
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University at Albany students are rallying tonight following an alleged assault of three black female students on a CDTA bus over the weekend.

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University at Albany President Robert Jones has responded to an alleged racially-based attack on a group of students on a bus.

Angelica Clarke says BLM Upstate NY is holding a "What's Next" public town hall February 1st 6pm at at Punta Cana, 92 Second Avenue, Albany.
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Calling on all people to join together to fight racism in upstate New York, the Black Lives Matter movement has arrived Albany. "Change" has come to the Capital.

  Over the past half-century, the U.S. has seen profound demographic and cultural change. But racial progress still seems distant. After the faith of the civil rights movement, the fervor of multiculturalism, and even the brief euphoria of a “post-racial” moment, we remain a nation divided. Resegregation is the norm.

The culture wars flare as hot as ever. How do Americans see race now? Do we see each other any more clearly than before?

In Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America, Jeff Chang, the award-winning author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, looks anew at the tumultuous half-century from the peak of the civil rights era to the colorization and strife of the Obama years.

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The city of Rutland has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former police officer for $975,000.

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association held an open campus meeting last night to discuss the issues and emotions swirling in the wake of the publication of a racist cartoon on the front page of the student newspaper.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, an all-faculty meeting is also scheduled for this afternoon.

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You may not yet have heard about  "Rise Up October" - it's a movement that packs a huge potential impact in our region.

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A new chapter of the NAACP held its inaugural public meeting last night in Vermont. The group is aiming for social justice in one of the nation’s whitest states.

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Suburban New York police officials say an officer has been placed on modified duty and is under investigation after posting a racist photo on Facebook.

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