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Angela Davis’ GU talk draws critics, but no try at shutdown

College students across the country have staged protests and spoken out against controversial speakers on their campuses, but often those speakers have represented far-right political views. A different kind of discussion has taken place at Gonzaga University in anticipation of

Buckner-Webb: ‘I’m a zealot for equity’

Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, the Gem State's only African-American state legislator, is giving the dinner keynote address tonight in Spokane at the fourth international conference sponsored by Gonzaga University's Institute of Hate Studies. Her talk is entitled "With Liberty and Justice for All." Here's my profile of Buckner-Webb from today's...

Idaho’s only black legislator, Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb: ‘I’m a zealot for equity’

Cherie Buckner-Webb isn’t just Idaho’s only African-American state legislator – she’s the first and only. When she goes to events in other states, “I say I live in Boise, Idaho, and I don’t know who’s more alarmed – black folks or white folks,” she said with a laugh. “It doesn’t bother me, but it’s my goal to change it.”

A Montana rabbi met hate in Whitefish and found community support

In December 2016, the national spotlight fell on a Whitefish resident and influential racist named Richard Spencer. The town became the target of an anti-Semitic “troll storm” in which the Rostons and their neighbors received threats and had their home addresses shared online. At the time, there were only three Jewish families in the resort town of 7,000 people.

At GU, collaborative ‘game show’ pushes political antagonism to the sidelines

Red or blue. Donkey or elephant. Liberal or conservative. For Dan Garrity and his broadcast journalism students, politics is looking awfully binary these days. Like two sports teams pitted against each other, the TV news reporter turned Gonzaga professor said the United States is as divided as he can remember – with lines drawn, and little effort to empathize with ideas on the other side.