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Littwin: The racist Buffalo massacre tells a story of America that we don’t want to hear

Will the targeting of Black people in a grocery store explode the myth of the great replacement theory? Here’s a guess: Not in America. Not in 2022.

Opinion Columns

What’d I Miss?: When hatred hinges on the small things, humanity dies

Opinion

What’d I Miss?: To activists, fighting oppression is the same — and different

Opinion

Colorado lawmakers withdraw bill aimed at removing racial bias in jury selection

The measure, which was unanimously opposed by district attorneys, would have prohibited attorneys from trying to disqualify a potential juror based only on reasons like expressing a distrust of police

Politics and Government

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

Without the viral video that surfaced two months after Arbery’s murder, it’s unlikely anyone would have been tried, much less convicted, of murder or of a hate crime.

Opinion Columns

Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation

Colorado school boards are typically nonpartisan, but fierce conflict over pandemic restrictions, critical race theory and other hot-button national issues has changed that in some districts

Education

Aurora police union president suspended over email attacking city’s new diversity agreement

Officer Doug Wilkinson called Aurora's new diversity agreement "sexist and racist," saying the department should hire "crackheads" and "child molesters" to match the diversity of the community

Crime and Courts

Students at Denver high school targeted by racist, antisemitic graffiti try to rally forward

On what was meant to be a light-hearted pajama day, George Washington High School students grappled with fallout from swastikas, racist epithets and hateful rhetoric scrawled on campus over the weekend.

Education

Two Denver schools targeted with “messages of hate,” vandalism

A vandal or vandals smashed a window and cut electricity at a Jewish private school and covered the walls of a public high school with racist and antisemitic graffiti

Education

Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs

Among the 113 largest cities examined by researchers for a decade only two qualified as "integrated." One of them was Colorado Springs. Denver ranked as "highly segregated"

Housing

SunLit Special: “The Holly” tells the story of Terrance Roberts, his Denver neighborhood and much more

Author Julian Rubinstein focuses on north Park Hill's gang culture, but also other forces that shaped the neighborhood -- from cops to gentrification to George Floyd

SunLit

Westminster police told the world Armando Valdez Gonzalez stole a bag of cash and assaulted a woman. Except he didn’t.

Attorney blames “jump to judgment” for $11,000 debt and public shaming of a man a yard sale host accused of stealing her bank bag

Crime and Courts

Racial discrimination still exists in jury selection. Colorado’s Supreme Court rejected a proposal meant to fix that.

The court rejected a proposal, modeled after one adopted in Washington state, aimed at addressing implicit racism in how juries are picked

Crime and Courts

Silverman: Let’s not hide from the racism in our history. We can learn from it.

Three books shed light on the history of racism in Colorado and the United States

Opinion Columns

What’d I Miss?: “One of my closest friends is black…”

Opinion

Carman: Fourth of July is a chance to finally face some not-so-self-evident truths

It's past time to confront uncomfortable truths about slavery and the lack of Black history in school curriculum

Opinion Columns

Carman: Life is a highway, but the legislature keeps finding nothing but dead ends

It's time for Colorado to acknowledge the injustice on which its highway system was built and to compensate Black and brown communities impacted for decades

Opinion Columns

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd

The jury reached its verdict Tuesday after deliberating about 10 hours over two days

Crime and Courts

Colorado judge resigns after state Supreme Court censure over multiple reports of racial bias

18th Judicial District Judge Natalie T. Chase was censured by the Colorado Supreme Court after a former court employee reported a conversation in which she used the N-word repeatedly

News

25 Colorado schools still had Native American mascots. This week one finally decided to make a change.

Cheyenne Mountain High School’s decision didn't come without controversy. But Black Lives Matter protests and Senate Bill 116 pushed the effort forward.

Education
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