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6 Teens From Region Held Mock 'Slave Auction,' Made Racist Comments On Social Media: DA 6 Teens From Region Held Mock 'Slave Auction,' Made Racist Comments On Social Media: DA
6 Teens From Region Held Mock 'Slave Auction,' Made Racist Comments On Social Media: DA Six Hampden County eighth-grade students have been charged in juvenile court after chat logs were discovered where they made threats against minority students, used racist slurs, shared racist memes and comments, and held a mock "slave auction" for two black classmates, authorities said.  Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni held a press conference on Thursday, March 14, explaining his decision to charge the Southwick Regional School students. He called their online chat "vile, cruel, and contemptible" in a news release.  Hatred and racism have no place in this community. …
Man Yells Racial Slur At Restaurant Employee At Bradley Airport, Police Say Man Yells Racial Slur At Restaurant Employee At Bradley Airport, Police Say
Man Yells Racial Slur At Restaurant Employee At Bradley Airport, Police Say A man faces numerous charges after allegedly yelling a racial slur at an employee of a restaurant at Bradley International Airport when they ran out of sandwich bread, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, April 8 around 6:30 p.m., when state troopers responded to the D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches shop inside the airport terminal on a reported disturbance, according to state police.  Troopers then met with a Black employee of D’Angelo, who said that the eatery had run out of sandwich bread because of an unusually high number of customers during her shift.  When…
Man Indicted For Hate Crime Offenses Relating To Arson Of Church In Region Man Indicted For Hate Crime Offenses Relating To Arson Of Church In Region
Man Indicted For Hate Crime Offenses Relating To Arson Of Church In Region A New England man has been indicted for hate crimes in connection to a fire that destroyed a predominantly Black church in Western Massachusetts. Dushko Vulchev, age 45, of Houlton, Maine, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday, Feb. 10 on four counts of damage to religious property involving fire and one count of use of fire to commit a federal felony for a fire in Springfield at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Hampden County. He was previously charged on a criminal complaint in April 2021. According to court documents, early on Dec. 28, 2020, police…
Police Investigate Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti At Yale University Police Investigate Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti At Yale University
Police Investigate Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti At Yale University An investigation has been launched at Yale University after two separate instances of anti-Semitic and racially charged graffiti that were discovered at a construction site on campus. The Yale Police Department launched an investigation into anti-Semitic and racist graffiti that were reportedly spray-painted inside the construction site for Kline Biology Tower in New Haven County, which has been closed since work began at the site, according to Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins. Higgins said that on Monday, Sept. 20, members of the construction crew working in the area found the graffiti sp…
Reports Of Black Students Receiving Racist Emails Under Investigation At UMass Reports Of Black Students Receiving Racist Emails Under Investigation At UMass
Reports Of Black Students Receiving Racist Emails Under Investigation At UMass UMass Amherst is reporting an increase in racially motivated anti-Black incidents, according to a statement by the university’s vice-chancellor. In a message sent to students on Thursday, Sept. 23, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Nefertiti Walker, said a racist email was sent to numerous Black-centered student groups on campus on Friday, Sept. 17. The university is investigating the email which was reportedly sent from a non-student account and signed “UMass coalition for a better society." The content of the email, Walker said, was “vile, blatantly racist, and violently offens…
Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination
Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination “...We are tired of being treated less than American…”  So begins an open letter in the Wednesday, March 31, 2021 edition of The Wall Street Journal signed by over 1,000 American-Asian business leaders. Some of the names (or at least their companies) you'll probably recognize: Jerry Yang, Eric Yuan, and Steve Chen, for instance, the co-founder of Yahoo, CEO and founder of Zoom, and co-founder of YouTube, respectively. But there are hundreds more who have made an impact in their fields and communities. In an email sent to supporters, David Lu, a managing partner at Hyphen Captial and one of…
Farmington Police Investigate 'Malicious' Mail Sent to Racial Equity Taskforce Farmington Police Investigate 'Malicious' Mail Sent to Racial Equity Taskforce
Farmington Police Investigate 'Malicious' Mail Sent to Racial Equity Taskforce Farmington Police are investigating ‘malicious’ racist mail that has been sent to a member of the Farmington Racial Equality Taskforce. The Farmington Town Council announced Tuesday, July 28, that a member of the task force was targetted by hateful mail, describing it as both “disgusting” and “malicious.” The Town Council put out a statement decrying the offense. “The actions of the individual are not a representation of the Farmington Comunity and we feel it is imperative that the Town publicly and vehemently denounces this behavior and take all available action,” the statement said. “We s…