Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Lack of diversity on Main Street Partnership

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People have been asking me why there aren’t any African-Americans on the Main Street Partnership in Danbury, CT. So I gave Mayor Mark Boughton a call to get the answer. Boughton said he didn’t really look at skin color when appointing people to the group, which is responsible for planning the revitalization of the city. […] [Read More]

Hanes ordered to pay $650K in discrimination case

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An African-American man recently won $650,000 in a racial discrimination case against Hanes. Yunusa Kenchi, a former employee of the popular underwear company, experienced racial discrimination several times in the 1.5 years that he worked there, said Patrick Boyd, of The Boyd Law Group, PLLC. In one event, someone walked up to Kenchi in his New York […] [Read More]

Should there be a White History Month?

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Is there a need for a White History Month? The purpose of Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage month is not to exclude anyone, but to celebrate those who have been excluded historically. White Americans have not historically been excluded – but have been doing the exluding. (i.e. Whites only admission at public locations, Jim Crow […] [Read More]

Please don’t let him be Black…

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When I hear that a suicide bomber, a serial killer, or a home invader has committed one of their heinous crimes, sometimes I think to myself, “I hope they weren’t Black.” It’s not that their Blackness would make the crime any less horrible, but Black people have enough negative stereotypes associated with them, and we […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Race Relations

It’s Black History Month…who cares?

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You should care. Black History Month is important because African-Americans have significantly contributed to American history. African-Americans’ inventions, discoveries, contributions to education, arts and sports in the United States should also be acknowledged. Several institutions used African-Americans to help build the United States. Several companies built their wealth from the slave trade such as New York […] [Read More]

Should the “N-word” be taken out of books?

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Do you think the “N-Word” should be taken out of novels? In books like Uncle Tom’s Cabin or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the N-word is splashed throughout. The N-word is derogatory to many people – to African-Americans and people of other ethnicities. They don’t want to see this word anywhere…ever. But to others, the […] [Read More]

Slave games played at Georgia school

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The same school district that brought you math problems with slaves picking cotton and getting beatings, now offers slave re-enactment games for third-graders. Parents in Gwinnett County, Georgia were furious when their kids came home from school last week talking about a new game their teacher organized during recess. “It was kind of like tag, but […] [Read More]

Mayor’s office receives hundreds of tacos

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Joseph Maturo’s office, a.k.a. East Haven Town Hall, received about 500 tacos Thursday afternoon, according to several media outlets. The tacos were donated to a local homeless shelter, reports said. Junta for Progressive Action, a Latino non-profit organization in New Haven, Conn., sent the tacos to the East Haven mayor on behalf of people who sent […] [Read More]

East Haven mayor helps Latino community one taco at a time

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As you’ve probably heard, four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday on charges of intimidating and harassing Hispanic residents and business owners. I’m glad the FBI is holding these officers accountable for their actions, which are racist and bullying. However, since hearing a clip of their mayor talk, I’m not surprised that this type […] [Read More]

“Stuff” Republicans say about Black people

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Please take a look at this clip. I couldn’t believe some of the things these people were saying. Where is the progress? Video: “Stuff” Republicans say about Black people Related Links Mixing It Up: Blumenthal: In DC there’s an effort to restrict minorities’ voting rights Mixing It Up: More Asian Americans are running for Congress […] [Read More]