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Nazi acts by youth loom over increasingly diverse Orange County

Nazi acts by youth loom over increasingly diverse Orange County

Los Angeles Times, By JOE MOZINGO, SONALI KOHLI, LILLY NGUYENAUG. 22, 2019 7 AM In March, social media blew up with photos of a group of partying students from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa giving the Sieg Heil salute to a bunch of red plastic cups arranged into a swastika. School officials immediately condemned the images, notifying parents across the district what had happened and what

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Newsom apologizes for California’s history of violence against Native Americans

Newsom apologizes for California’s history of violence against Native Americans

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order apologizing on behalf of the citizens of California for a history of “violence, maltreatment and neglect” against Native Americans.
“California must reckon with our dark history,” Newsom said. “We can never undo the wrongs inflicted on the peoples who have lived on this land that we now call California since time immemorial, but we can work together to build bridges, tell the truth about our past and begin to heal deep wounds.”

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Students complete their OC Human Relations Dispute Resolution Internship

Students complete their OC Human Relations Dispute Resolution Internship

Bianca Torres, a Communications Studies major graduating from Cal State University Long Beach and Veronica Dang, a Social Policy and Public Service Major at UC Irvine, just completed their OC Human Relations Dispute Resolution Internship. Since January, Bianca has devoted her time at both OCHR and the North Justice Center, gaining key experience in mediation and negotiation skills in the field of dispute resolution. We appreciate their support of our mission to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination to make Orange County a better place for all.

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A Statement on Recent Attacks in Poway and Sri Lanka

A Statement on Recent Attacks in Poway and Sri Lanka

This week we have seen attacks on Christians and Jews and linked one of them to recent a recent arson attack against a mosque.
It’s hard to craft a statement that is different from those of the last six months, but we must continue to use our voices to say “no more” to reach out into the darkness with a sliver of light. Even more disturbing is that these events are an extension of a pattern of global hate violence and murder.

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Newport-Mesa school district takes community input as it gears up new Human Relations Task Force

Newport-Mesa school district takes community input as it gears up new Human Relations Task Force

OC Human Relations is honored to collaborate with Newport Mesa Unified School District to establish a Human Relations Task Force. The purpose of the Human Relations Task Force is to collect input from the community on human relations issues and provide recommendations to the school board on steps to take to create safe and respectful school campuses.

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