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Daugaard calls Jensen’s comments ‘out of line with SD values’

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Gov. Dennis Daugaard released a statement recently on South Dakota Sen. Phil Jensen’s controversial comments to the Rapid City Journal.

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Alexandria group gathers to promote racial equity in community

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDRIA — Although their number was small — about 50 people — their goal was big: changing people’s perceptions about race and celebrating efforts across the state that are addressing the issue.

The local Inclusion Network hosted a half…continue reading on dglobe.com

‘Negro’ not offensive, SD place-name panel says

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The word “squaw” is being removed from geographical place names in South Dakota, but the word “Negro” is likely to live on.

Members of South Dakota’s black community have agreed to work with a state committee charged with gett…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘Negro’ not offensive, SD place-name panel says

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The word “squaw” is being removed from geographical place names in South Dakota, but the word “Negro” is likely to live on.

Members of South Dakota’s black community have agreed to work with a state committee charged with gett…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Accused horse shooter denise racism

October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

LAKE ANDES — The Johanneson name had already been in the news this week before a family member revealed that a dead body found Tuesday was on their land.

Also Tuesday, a court proceeding was held in the Charles Mix County Courthouse for Ray Joha…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USD to work on cultural sensitivity after incident

October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION (AP) — University of South Dakota officials have said they plan to strengthen student conduct policies and do more work on cultural sensitivity after an incident involving an American Indian student during the school’s homecoming parad…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD state board wants input on racist names

October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names plans to discuss a couple of racist names at its next board meeting in Sioux Falls.

The group says the purpose of the meeting is to take public input on whether the word “Negro” is of…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Byrd: It does the heart good to see ND outraged at racism

August 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

There’s been quite a stir brewing in rural North Dakota, and I’m not talking about the activity in the state’s booming Oil Patch. I instead refer to the hubbub surrounding the actions and beliefs of a 61-year-old Leith man, a white supremacist whose plans of turning the tiny town of 16 into a whites-only, neo-Nazi enclave have been all but thwarted. Continue Reading

GIAGO: Covert racism or plain stupidity? That is the question

July 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Rapid City Department of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted 4-3 to deny Native Americans the opportunity to place four bronze busts of famous Native Americans in Rapid City’s Halley Park.
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High court halts use of key part of voting law

June 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

States with history of discrimination no longer need DC’s OK for changes.
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