Asian Americans fight racism and struggle to redefine their identity
By Ester Wells Medill Reports View this story as an Adobe Spark multimedia production. Russell Jeung stood in the checkout line at a sporting goods store in Alameda, California, and glanced over at his 16-year-old son Matthew standing beside him. It was mid-March in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they were buying […]
Jews have been the target of most hate crimes this year, Chicago police data shows
By Caroline Tanner Medill Reports There have been 50 reported hate crimes in Chicago during the first nine months of 2017, according to data released by the Chicago Police Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. This follows a 20 percent rise in hate crimes in Chicago from 2015 to 2016, from […]
Watchdog group on organized racism responds to Trump’s victory
By Cloee Cooper Many organizations were caught off guard by Donald Trump’s election. Some saw it coming when the presidential campaign geared up last January. “Everyone is understanding now that the far right is now mainstream. Its running the country. We and others have been warning others about this for a long time,” says Reverend […]
Students of color talk about lack of diversity on campuses–and how to make change for the better
By Branden Hampton Recent racial incidents on local college campuses have brought to light the dissatisfaction felt by black students on predominantly white campuses. Just this week, Northwestern University made news when two students were charged with vandalism and hate crime for spray-painting racist, anti-Islamic and homophobic messages inside the Alice Millar Chapel.