Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Ohio says “whites only” sign must go

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An Ohio woman, who said she was trying to protect her assets, filed an appeal to keep a “whites only” sign posted at her pool, the New York Daily News Reported on Thursday. The woman, Jamie Hein, owned a duplex, and a biracial teenager was visiting her father who lived there and wanted to take a dip […] [Read More]
Categories: Prejudice

Lawsuit filed after black woman buried in Jewish cemetery

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  A 72-year-old Jewish white woman has filed a lawsuit against a Jewish cemetery in Colchester because it allowed a non-Jewish black woman to be buried there.  The black woman is buried in the interfaith section of the cemetery.  The white woman was at the meeting in 2009 when the cemetery added the interfaith section.  The […] [Read More]

Does racism still exist?

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After reviewing some of the blog posts and comments from last year, I noticed that there are some people who don’t believe racism exists. While I don’t believe that racism ever stopped me from excelling or held me back from something I wanted or needed, I do believe that it exists. To be quite frank, […] [Read More]

East Haven police discriminate

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After a two-year investigation of the East Haven Police Department, the U.S. Justice Department found a pattern of discrimination against Latinos, WTNH reported. Here is the rest of the story: “The results of the investigation, which was launched in September 2009, were released Monday. It was prompted by allegations of biased policing, unconstitutional searches and […] [Read More]
Categories: Prejudice

Responses to racial profiling

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In a recent column “Who Polices the Police?” I wrote about an experience where I thought I was profiled by a Danbury police officer. Many readers – of different races – responded positively. They shared their experiences about being profiled. They also shared experiences of their friends family members who experienced racial profiling. There were also […] [Read More]

Discussing culture; getting through awkward moments

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I recently received this letter from a colleague…what do you think? Have you had similiar experiences? “We’re all in this together” One of my most salient college memories was the blog I wrote about my journalism professor in a well-meaning post on diversity. In some circles, I’d written, my professor would have been called an […] [Read More]

Glenn Beck says its not bad to call black people “colored”

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What do you think about Glen Beck’s comments? In one aspect I agree with Beck. I personally prefer the term black, because I believe my family has a rich culture here in America. I am more connected with the culture here than I am in Africa. However, that’s just me. There are many African-Americans who […] [Read More]

Texas man executed Wednesday for hate crimes

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The New York Times reported that Mark Stroman, 41, of Texas, was executed Wednesday night for killing three Arab men. Stroman said he wanted to kill Arabs to avenge the 9/11 terroist attacks. As a result, he shot at least three men he mistook for Arabs – two of which he killed. Although Stroman shot […] [Read More]

One doesn’t represent all

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Last week I wrote an article about a new mosque in Danbury, and I was amazed by some of the comments some readers wrote. Most of the comments had to be removed because they were pretty prejudice. One commenter said he wanted the members of this mosque to publicly take a stand against the 9/11 attacks. Why is […] [Read More]