“I can’t remember a time when I worked here when we’ve seen so many incidents tying back to this kind of imagery,” said Alison Edwards, OC Human Relations CEO, who started working with the agency 20 years ago.Read more →
The Daily Pilot, July 22, 2019 By BRITTNY MEJIA STAFF WRITER Three members of a white supremacist group that prosecutors said engaged in violence at political rallies in Huntington Beach and elsewhere have been sentenced to prison for their roles in provoking violence at a deadly far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. Benjamin Daley, a founder of the now-defunct RiseRead more →
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.”
A man who angrily confronted, threatened and yelled racial slurs at a pregnant African-American woman at a Fullerton bus stop was sentenced Monday to five years in prison over the objections of prosecutors who said he should have received a longer sentence because of his violent past.Read more →
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.
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.Read more →
No one should have to fear their place of worship. No one should be targeted for who they are. No one. Our world is seeing a rise of extremism that we can’t ignore. While it may be tempting to hope that these acts are from a fringe element, the hate, rage and isolation reflected in them seems to be seepingRead more →
Newport-Mesa USD is creating a human-relations task force to combat hate, OC Human Relations to assist.Read more →
Last night we attended the first of two forums to be held by the Newport Mesa Unified School District and their partners in the wake of students posting photos of anti-Semitic imagery and symbols online.Read more →
A photo of a group of smiling students flashing a Nazi salute while surrounding a swastika formed by red plastic cups posted on social media shocked the Newport Beach community, Jewish leaders and others on Sunday morning.Read more →