Stories tagged: race relations
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Mike Ditka on NFL protests: ‘No oppression in the last 100 years that I know of’
In a pregame interview before a radio broadcast of Monday night’s game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Ditka said, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in U.S.
Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America’s cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race
The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands of cadets after someone wrote racial slurs on message …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Tulsa leaders urge peace after white officer acquitted in black man’s death
Tulsa leaders on Thursday called for a peaceful response to a jury’s decision to acquit a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, and said more must …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
Depictions of race get real, complicated on ‘Star,’ ‘This Is Us’
In the 1980s, the template for depictions of race on TV was largely black and white, as it is in “Hairspray.” But in “Star,” the new musical drama from Lee …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
UO professor who donned blackface at party apologizes
EUGENE – A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface as part of a doctor costume at her Halloween party has apologized, saying she only wanted to stimulate dialogue …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Obama: Still far from solving police, community issues
President Barack Obama, concluding a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials, said America is “not even close” to where it needs to be …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Obama asks Americans not to fear a return to a dark past
President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week’s stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the …
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Jay Ambrose: Dismal 2015 leaves much to do in new year
Many Americans are discouraged, and politicians are out of touch.
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s former mayor, W.J. Hindley, was in Spokane for the Manitoba Censorship Board.
Fri., July 19, 2013, 11:08 a.m.
Obama asks for ’soul searching’ after Martin shooting
WASHINGTON — Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said Friday the nation needs to do some “soul-searching,” look for ways …
Thu., March 31, 2011
‘Pithy’ Mamet play, ‘Race,’ lands at Interplayers
No, “Race” is not about track-and-field. Not about NASCAR. It’s the latest David Mamet play, fresh off Broadway, about racial relations in America. If you’ve seen Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” …
Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, 7:29 a.m.
March organizer urges dialogue
An organizer of Spokane’s annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. criticized community leaders Tuesday for not opening an honest dialogue about race issues after last month’s march was targeted …