Tag Archives: race

Small businesses reel from racial unrest

Rioting adds to setback of pandemic; personal connections to Floyd’s death felt strongly        “I didn’t know at the time that he was George Floyd. He worked downtown, and he would come and buy little gifts for his daughter,” said Susan Zdon, the owner of a small shop on Lake Street, …

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Protests lively in Portland

Black Lives Matter protests surging ahead in Portland Despite 146 days having passed since George Floyd’s death the Portland racial protests are still going strong. Originally started on May 28, 2020 in response to the killing of Floyd by Minneapolis police, the Portland and Minneapolis protests were peaceful at first, …

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Trump quotes should alarm everyone

Derogatory statements on race reflect bigotry; Christians can’t ignore them Donald Trump has accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, he has tried to ban people from Muslim countries from entering the United States, and most recently in an asinine flood of scandals from the Trump administration: Trump complained that we …

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Being conscious of the subconscious

A local police officer, judge and teacher discuss how to keep implicit bias from affecting how people treat each other Blink. It takes one third of a second to blink. It takes one third of second to size up an individual, an unconscious perception in the blink of an eye. …

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Discussion: No shortcuts with race, get under the surface

One of the most important things in life is to learn how to get along with people, especially people who are unlike you. One of the best ways to connect with others is through face to face conversations. The trouble is, people tend to avoid talking about serious topics, such …

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