Human Rights Roundup November 6, 2020

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First, a motivational thought:


Blaming Trump is too easy: This is us

Via MSNBC … Eddie Glaude, the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, speaks to American culture, racism today and how President Trump is the “manifestation of the ugliness that’s inside us.” Read More.

Young challengers oust longtime College of Western Idaho trustees in tight race

With State Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb — Idaho’s first and only Black female senator — securing her unopposed run in Zone 5, the incoming board of Idaho’s largest community college creates a rarity in the state’s politics: an all-female board, with a majority women of color. Read More.

Do you have a safety plan for this election season? A Google doc from Nicole LeFavour and Liz Price

Nicole LeFavour

Things are getting crazy and violent, as expected in this perfect storm of high election drama and Covid-19. A former Idaho state legislator teamed up with a contributor and they suggest having a plan in place for you and your loved ones.

Check out these tips and feel free to add your own. Read More.

Global case writing competition will help future leaders strengthen diversity, equity, inclusion skills

Hat tip to The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice

“With this global case writing competition, we aim to support and augment the DEI commitments of Michigan Ross as well as the University of Michigan,” said David Wooten, Michigan Ross associate dean and co-chair of the Michigan Ross DEI Curriculum Task Force. “The competition is an exciting strategy to generate new, relevant cases about DEI that can then be adopted into courses at not only Michigan, but universities around the world.”

The contest is divided into two tracks, each of which will award prize money of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $2,500 for third place, and an honorable mention, as deemed by the competition judges. The top three winners for each track also will be honored with the publication of their cases by WDI Publishing or the Sanger Leadership Center. Read More.

Thank you, Paige Tilley, for keeping the most important things in perspective

Paige has a warrior spirit and constantly speaks up for those who have less. Read More.

In a close election, some Black Americans see a clear winner: Racism

Chad Williams, chair of the department of African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, admits he was optimistic heading into Tuesday night. He had hoped “America would get it right this time” and that Joe Biden would win resoundingly. But as he watched President Trump gain an edge in key swing states like Florida and North Carolina, it became apparent to Williams that the president hadn’t lost his appeal. Indeed, in some counties, Trump did better Tuesday night than he did in 2016.

At 9:44 p.m. Williams tweeted, “Damn, white supremacy is resilient.” Read More

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