#Race Relations


'Critical race theory' roils a Tennessee school district

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept 21 (Reuters) - Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons...

Pausing our collective urge to Ted Lasso

To no one’s surprise, Ted Lasso, nominated for 13 Emmy Awards, won 4 on Sunday night, including Best Comedy Series. Way to go. Well done. And well deserved, considering the show is a feel-good, optimistic and uncynical escape from a still-raging pandemic, an all too fragile climate, tattered race relations and unhealthy political division. With all that going on, who doesn’t need a little Ted Lasso in their lives?

ConCourt rejects DA application challenging IEC candidate registrations

POLITICAL NEWS - The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Monday dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) urgent application challenging the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC’s) decision to reopen the candidate nomination process. The IEC reopened the submission of councillor candidates to contest the 1 November municipal elections after the ConCourt dismissed its application...

Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ unnerves but rarely terrifies – North Texas Daily

“Candyman ain’t a ‘he.’ Candyman’s the whole damn hive. If you’re out here looking for Candyman, you ask me? Stay away!”. In the upscale areas of Chicago, artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is looking for inspiration to reverse his creative stagnation. After hearing a telling of the legend of Candyman, he heads to the gentrified Cabrini-Green residences to investigate. Learning more, he soon finds himself enraptured by a terrifying supernatural legacy that stretches throughout America’s history and begins to seep into the lives of him and everyone around.

Former minister Bathabile Dlamini’s Sassa case postponed

NATIONAL NEWS - Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini returned to the Johannesburg Regional Court on Tuesday for perjury. Dlamini is facing charges related to her testimony during an inquiry by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) with regards to her role in the social grants crisis in 2017. Dlamini’s case postponed.
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Opinion/Column: Banned books: What schools are prohibited from teaching students

The New Hampshire Legislature has passed a law that includes new curriculum prohibitions applicable to K-12 educational programs. Though an effort has been made by the authors/supporters of the law (HB2) to appear non-discriminatory, educators are not fooled by these efforts. In essence, public schools, state agencies and state contractors...

UNCG awarded for excellence in diversity

For the fourth consecutive year, UNC Greensboro has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UNCG is...

Why Is Critical Race Theory Being Taught In Public Schools?

I attended the September 17 candidate forum for school board candidates, hosted by the Los Alamos Republican Party, and one thing that jumped out at me was the widespread concern among Los Alamos’ Republicans about the teaching of Critical Race Theory in our public schools. This letter contains my understanding...