Race Issues
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Twilight for academic freedom?

First Amendment | UCLA suspends professor for denying student’s request for special treatment
by Steve West
Posted 6/23/20, 03:59 pm

Under what circumstances should a professor extend special grace to a student? One veteran professor found himself on the defense after giving what the school deemed the wrong answer to that question.

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Seattle to shut down protest zone

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/23/20, 02:28 pm

The Seattle mayor on Monday encouraged the protesters camping around Cal Anderson Park to pack up. Demonstrators declared an occupied protest zone covering several city blocks after the police boarded up the East Precinct in Capitol Hill two weeks ago. Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city was working to return the blocks to normal, and the police will soon move back into the precinct.

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Noose found in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/22/20, 05:05 pm

Just before NASCAR’s first race after banning Confederate flags at its tracks, a crew member found a noose in the garage of the driver who pushed for the change. Bubba Wallace is the only full-time African American driver in the racing organization. The FBI, the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, and federal prosecutors are investigating the Sunday incident at Wallace’s garage stall at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

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