“To Know Better” Multimedia Contest

"To Know Better" Multimedia Contest

STUDENTS! The Orange County Human Relations Commission needs your help in creating inspiring campaigns to stop hateful vibes and wrongful bias fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The time is now, and the opportunity is yours to encourage others in your school and greater community to do better. Because the only way we’ll get through this is together—and it all starts with you.

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Why is this such a BIG deal #2?

Why is this such a BIG deal #2?

This is the second in a series of pieces intended o connect this current moment to our nation’s history and for some, to answer the question, “Why is this such a BIG deal?” Today we are going to connect the outrage and activism around the murder of George Floyd by a police officer to the history of law enforcement in

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Why is this such a BIG deal #1?

Why is this such a BIG deal #1?

If you have found yourself watching the news lately and asking yourself, “Why is this such a big deal?” I’d like to share some background with you. But first, an analogy: Think of a time in your life when you made a seemingly innocuous comment only to realize that you hurt someone. We’ve all done it. You find out later

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Role of extremist groups at California lockdown protests raises alarms

Role of extremist groups at California lockdown protests raises alarms

In California and across the country, lockdown protests have drawn a melting pot of participants, including peaceful activists such as the DeBows and militias such as the Boogaloo Boys, who have credos that call for civil war, said Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

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Statement on Ahmaud Arbery from OC Human Relations

Statement on Ahmaud Arbery from OC Human Relations

There is a history of the lynching of black bodies by white people in the United States of America. There is a history of terrorizing black people with lynching and calling it justice.There is a history of vigilantism that was condoned and ignored by community leaders.There is a history – more than 4,400 lynchings of Black Americans from 1877-1950.
That history has not gone away.

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