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Articles About racism

  • Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory— Struggle against racism continues

    Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women’s March, stands in front of a projected photograph of Coretta Scott King, Antioch alumna. Mallory gave a talk at Antioch College on April 26, the day after she received the second annual Coretta Scott King Legacy Award. She told the audience that the struggle for civil rights continues and that fighting systemic racism is everyone’s responsibility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Evoking the words of the late Coretta Scott King, Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women’s March, in town to accept an award in the Antioch College graduate’s name, told an audience that fighting systemic racism is everyone’s obligation. 

  • Celebrate 10 years of The 365 Project

    The 365 Project celebrates 10 years of engaging the community on issues of race and preserving local black history with an event on Sunday.

  • Seeking courage at MLK event

    The local celebration of the birthday of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes place on Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Bryan Community Center gym, a new location. Marchers will congregate at 10 a.m. in the Subway parking lot that day for the march downtown that precedes the event. Shown above is the 2017 MLK march, which was attended by hundreds although the weather was frigid. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death. And to celebrate his legacy, the 2018 Yellow Springs Martin Luther King Jr. Day program has adopted a timely theme: “Courage to Take a Stand.”

  • A call for justice

    John Crawford III’s parents, John Crawford Jr. and Tressa Sherrod, pictured above, took part in the commemoration; Crawford Jr. delivered a powerful call for justice, and Sherrod released 25 balloons in honor of her son’s 25th birthday. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    About 150 people gathered outside the Beavercreek Walmart last Saturday, Aug. 5, to mark the third anniversary of the death of John Crawford III, who was shot by Beavercreek police inside the store in 2014.

  • Council on policing— Guidelines stress anti-racism

    At Village Council’s July 3 meeting, Council members unanimously approved adopting new guidelines for policing that take a proactively inclusive and anti-racist stance.

  • Focus on racial incidents at Yellow Springs schools

    Yellow Springs school district leaders were urged to hire more people of color and provide more racial sensitivity training for school staff and students at a meeting Monday, June 26, at First Baptist Church.

  • Village a great place to raise children

    Bob and Olga Harris live in the same Miami Drive home they purchased (for $24,500) almost 50 years ago. They found Yellow Springs an excellent place to raise their three children, whose photos, along with those of their three grandchildren, are proudly displayed in their home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In the late 1960s when Robert and Olga Harris moved to the village, racial segregation and prejudice was a reality in most cities and towns. But in Yellow Springs, they found a place where their children were free to be who they wanted to be without the burden of racial prejudice.

  • Ohio leaders scrutinize policing

    Sixth article in this series: In 2014, two high-profile police shooting deaths in Ohio occurred within three months of each other, sparking public outcry and calls for policing reform.

  • Guns and grand juries up for reform

    Walmart stores sell their guns behind glass, as pictured above. The Beavercreek Walmart, where John Crawford III was killed two years ago, previously sold air rifles off the shelf, but no longer sells the rifles, according to a store associate. The Xenia Walmart, however, continues to sell air rifles; a recent visit to that store counted 24 varieties of the rifle sold off the shelf. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Fifth article in this series: In Ohio, the public outcry following the police shootings of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice, as well as the growing national dialogue on policing and criminal justice, has led to a variety of recommendations for structural reform in the criminal justice system.

  • Racial factors in Crawford’s shooting

    People gathered last Saturday, July 30, at Courthouse Square in Dayton to protest the delay in the Department of Justice investigation of the police shooting death of John Crawford III, which took place Aug. 5, 2014. Shown above are, from left, Lynn Buffington and Don Nguyen of Beavercreek and Ndidi Achebe and Rachel Feltner of Dayton. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Fourth article in this series: Beginning in the early 2000s, Joshua Correll, a social psychology researcher now at the University of Colorado, began a series of studies examining the effect of race on shoot/don’t shoot decisions.

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