racial discrimination


Subjective tests, private study groups, and favored treatment are a few of the systematic ways Black cops struggled to get hired and get promoted in the Suffolk County Police Department.

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Lawmakers in Suffolk County will vote next week on a law that would prohibit false 911 calls based on race.

Xenophobia In Our Backyard

Aug 2, 2020
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How do ethnic communities in our region become targets of xenophobia?  Today on The Full Story we consider two examples of how this happens in our region.   First, up is WSHU’s series, The Virus of Hate.  Reporter Cassandra Basler reports on how attacks against Asians in the US rose as the coronavirus spread.

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The coronavirus pandemic has amplified issues of race and inequality in the United States. Thousands have marched for Black Lives Matter. Data has shown that Black and Latino communities are disproportionately hurt by COVID-19. But it was the Asian American community that first felt targeted by a virus of hate. 

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Most people think of the bubonic plague as the disease that killed a third of Europe’s population back in the Middle Ages.

“The plague never really went away,” says David Randall, a reporter and author of the history book, "Black Death at the Golden Gate."