Racism

Bebeto Matthews / AP

A Connecticut state senator has written to Governor Ned Lamont asking him to declare racism a public health emergency. That’s because COVID-19 has led to a disproportionate number of deaths in the African American and Latino communities.

UConn To Investigate Racist Social Media Posts

Jun 16, 2020
Pat Eaton-Robb / AP

The University of Connecticut has launched an investigation into racist social media posts made by current and incoming students.

UConn President Thomas Katsouleas announced the investigation via Twitter.

Courtesy of New London Public Schools

A video conference meeting of the school board in New London, Connecticut, was interrupted by someone using racial slurs.

The practice is called ‘zoom bombing’ — outsiders cut in on the line in the middle of a meeting on the conference call app Zoom.

An unknown third party interrupted the meeting for about thirty seconds, using the N-word and other racial slurs, according to the New London Day.

The interruption came as a youth activist group argued in favor of removing police from New London schools.

Bebeto Matthews / AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not think a statute of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in New York City’s Columbus Circle should be removed. The governor was asked about it at his daily press briefing Thursday. 

Karen DeWitt / Courtesy of New York State Senate

The New York State legislature Wednesday wrapped up passage of a package of bills on police reform, as the Senate leader delivered a very personal speech on how systemic racism has affected her life.

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