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.Read more →
At OC Human Relations we seek to create a county where all people feel safe, valued and included. The recently publicized words of John Wayne stand in opposition to our vision and commitment to fighting hate and intolerance in the county and the continued choice to keep his name on the Orange County Airport reads as an acceptance of hisRead more →
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 inRead more →
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 laterRead more →
Racism is wrong and those oppressed by it are not responsible for eradicating it.
Police brutality is wrong and those who are brutalized by it are not responsible for eradicating it.
Murder is wrong and the families who have lost loved ones are not responsible for eradicating it.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.
Asian Americans in Action commends the cities of Irvine and Garden Grove for unanimously approving resolutions that denounce COVID-19 related hate crimes and incidents against Asian AmericansRead more →