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31 Patriot Front members arrested near Idaho pride event. 3 Coloradans charged with conspiracy to riot.

By Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press Authorities arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear. The men were standing inside the truck wearing khakis, navy blue shirts and beige hats with white […]

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Silverman: University of Colorado has a long, proud history of confronting white supremacists

How many times must white supremacy be confronted? Every time.  Less than 10 days ago, 10 innocent people were slaughtered by a teenage white supremacist at a Buffalo grocery store. Almost 30 years ago, white supremacists killed 168 people in Oklahoma City. Nearly 40 years ago, Alan Berg was assassinated by white supremacists in Denver. One […]

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Silverman: The klan once held power in Colorado. It took good people to overthrow them.

One century ago, Otto Moore and Harry Silverman attended Denver’s Westminster (Evening) Law School. Both working-class DPS and DU alums, Otto (South) and Harry (West) needed daytime employment while earning law degrees. They graduated top of their class just as the Ku Klux Klan took control of Denver and Colorado. Awaiting them in Denver District […]

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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 […]