The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to block affirmative action in two closely watched lawsuits against Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC).
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which brands mainstream conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups,” placing them on a map with chapters of the Ku Klux Klan, added a slew of parental rights organizations to that “hate map” for 2022 and labeled them “antigovernment groups.”
A global equity and justice organization has granted money to EmpowR to hold community discussions on race and identity, largely with the goal of encouraging white women to share their thoughts on race, equity and other social justice themes.
Social media was buzzing on Tuesday about Chick-fil-A Inc. announcing the hiring of a vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s quite possible that Chick-fil-A will feel some heat now, too. And it should.
A Native American organization has a message for a Vermont school stewed in controversy about the use of Native American names and symbols in the name of ethnic sensitivity: “Educate, not Eradicate.”
The controversial dispute over using the name “Chieftains” for a school mascot highlights the problems of government deciding what words are acceptable for communities to employ in naming themselves.
VCBB will be calling for input from, among others, people with a language barrier, incarcerated people, members of a racial or ethnic minority group, people with disabilities, tribal populations, LGBTQ+ people, unhoused people, and migrant farmworkers.
After back-and-forth decisions about whether to keep the name or replace the name the school board decided on a 6-5 vote to keep “Chieftains.” Following the vote two school board members and the school’s superintendent resigned rather than live with the horror.
The Salamanca City Central School District, located in New York, will be allowed to continue being known as the “Warriors” despite a statewide ban after a local tribe gave their permission on Wednesday.
A new partnership in Vermont will work to give technical assistance to minority-owned businesses. The Department of Economic Development is joining forces with the Vermont Professionals of Color Network, Gov. Phil Scott said, to enhance the state’s effort to grow the economy.
Christine Stone, a former Essex resident and government contractor, came to Holy Family Parish Hall on Wednesday to discuss policies that promote partisan political agendas on climate and other matters within the school and business sectors.
The commission also plans to bring on interns from Vermont’s universities to support its work looking at instances where the state allowed or caused discrimination against Black and Indigenous people, people of French-Canadian descent, people with disabilities and others.