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Writing a new chapter on race in America

RACE IN AMERICA Writing a new chapter on race in America 21 HOURS AGO  •  BY KAREN J. AROESTY A case outside St. Louis sparked a national conversation about race and racism, ignited a movement, and eventually led to a new chapter in American history. Not the Michael Brown case, but rather Dred Scott. In that remarkable history, which originated in Missouri,

St. Louis Artworks and ADL — Building Community

This summer, ADL’s  A World of Difference® Institute partnered with the National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis to work with student apprentices from St. Louis Artworks. For the last three years the Institute has teamed up to provide training workshops for Artworks apprentices as part of their learning experience.  Topics covered included anti bullying issues, religious diversity,

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign — no action, just noise

In the Missouri/Southern Illinois region, the movement known as BDS, for boycott, divestment and sanctions, has for the most part sustained itself by creating noise — angry, divisive noise.  For all the swagger, the movement has accomplished nothing save increased anxiety within the Jewish community and outside the community, bewilderment. Recent noise about a program scheduled for the Missouri History

Getting Rid of Structural Racism: St. Louis Post Dispatch 8/19/2014

STRUCTURAL RACISM Getting rid of structural racism August 19, 2014 12:00 am  •  Karen J. Aroesty   For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson’s damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael Brown. They are the structures that create unequal and overwhelmingly disparate outcomes between black and