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Littwin: Justice prevailed in the racist killing of Ahmaud Arbery, but we should remember that it almost didn’t

In the end, you could say that justice was done in the case of the death of Ahmaud Arbery. But you could also say  — and should remember — that it was a near thing, that without the eventual release of a damning video showing the murder of a Black man killed while jogging, there’s […]

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Colorado man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for hate crime attack on Black man

EUGENE, Ore. — A Colorado trucker who nearly killed a Black man by slashing his neck in an unprovoked attack at an eastern Oregon truck stop was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in federal prison. Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime involving an attempt to kill, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. His […]

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Ku Klux Klan membership records made public in Denver

History Colorado has debuted an online archive of 1,300 pages of original Ku Klux Klan membership records from 1924 through 1926, previously on public display at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver. History Colorado digitized the hate group’s ledgers, which include about 30,000 entries, to highlight the widespread racism built into the city’s political […]

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Man charged in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot pleads not guilty in federal court

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press An alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb a Colorado synagogue pleaded not guilty to a hate crime and other charges on Monday as members of the congregation he is suspected of targeting watched from the back of the courtroom. Federal public defender Mary Butterton entered not guilty […]

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Colorado attorney general announces alliance to address hate crimes

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and members of a coalition fighting hate crimes said Monday they have teamed up to try to increase reporting of hate crimes and train law enforcement how to handle and prosecute such cases. Weiser was joined by representatives of the Anti-Defamation League, the Matthew […]

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Wilson: Dear CSU, permitting blackface opens a racial Pandora’s box.

It feels like an abusive relationship, sometimes. First, the offense takes place. Then,  the gaslighting commences.  The intestinal fortitude it takes to stand one’s moral ground in the face of offensive racial aggressions and historical revisions is energy that could simply be spent living our best lives. The problem is, ignoring racism isn’t safe if […]