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Many young people of color are faced with racism everyday, whether it’s blatant and in your face, or subtler microaggressions. One example was in the news three years ago, when a group of students at Albany High School created a racist instagram account attacking fellow Black students with racial slurs and depicted them as gorillas and hanging from nooses. The incident shook the school and the city.

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This weekend crowds of people gathered in various parts of the city to celebrate the 50th anniversary of pride. 

YLR: Civil Rights and Civil Unrest

Jun 24, 2020

YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by a distinguished panel including professors, attorneys, athletes and analysts – who are engaged in examining the ethical and legal problems that now confront all of us and trying to lead social change – to discuss the implications of the unrest, be it civil or otherwise, and the implication of being black in America. 

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The Oakland City Council is conducting its mid-cycle budget review today, and community groups are calling for that budget to go less to the police and more to social services that support black communities.

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The Bay Area protests against ongoing police brutality have caused cities and counties to enact curfews, including Alameda County.

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While many organizers have told protesters to socially distance and wear masks, public health experts fear the Bay Area’s demonstrations could still fuel a rise in COVID-19 infections. That could be particularly devastating to the same black and brown communities most impacted by police brutality.