Racism http://nhpr.org en How We Talk About Race In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/how-we-talk-about-race-nh <p>After racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland, outrage dominated the national headlines, and both men were widely reprimanded.&nbsp; But some say merely criticizing and dismissing such comments isn’t enough – and that we need a candid conversation about race relations.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 49691 at http://nhpr.org How We Talk About Race In N.H. Tourism Boycott Threats Follow Racist Comments By Wolfeboro Commissioner http://nhpr.org/post/tourism-boycott-threats-follow-racist-comments-wolfeboro-commissioner <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire officials are getting hit with calls, emails and tweets reacting to racist comments made by a town police commissioner.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:02:40 +0000 Associated Press 48634 at http://nhpr.org Tourism Boycott Threats Follow Racist Comments By Wolfeboro Commissioner Revisiting The Central Park Five http://nhpr.org/post/revisiting-central-park-five <p>Central Park was New York City’s place of refuge and openness until April 19, 1989 when a woman was brutally assaulted and left for dead. Author Sarah Burns turned her research about the event into a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheCentralParkFive">documentary film </a>detailing the racially charged convictions of five black and Latino youth. They were exonerated over a decade later when another man confessed to committing the crime.</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:56:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18327 at http://nhpr.org Revisiting The Central Park Five DOJ Follows Its 'Conscience' In Civil Rights Battles http://nhpr.org/post/doj-follows-its-conscience-civil-rights-battles When community leaders wanted justice for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/03/21/149058384/was-trayvon-martins-killing-a-federal-hate-crime" target="_blank">the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin</a>, they went knocking on the door of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 2780 at http://nhpr.org DOJ Follows Its 'Conscience' In Civil Rights Battles Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight http://nhpr.org/post/social-media-put-fla-case-national-spotlight The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida has sparked heated reactions across the country, but there was a lag before mainstream media picked up on the story. Not so online, where a more immediate outcry grew into a petition drive this week to encourage a federal investigation.<p>Now the Justice Department is looking into Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer, and black media and social media were key in demanding closer scrutiny.<p>The 17-year-old was shot on Feb. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 2653 at http://nhpr.org Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight A pond by any other name... http://nhpr.org/post/pond-any-other-name <p>A broader look at the controversy over Jew Pond, and our inherited landscape of bigotry.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:18:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2514 at http://nhpr.org A pond by any other name...