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South Carolina–based journalist Issac Bailey joins us to reflect on a wide range of complex, divisive topics—from police brutality and Confederate symbols to respectability politics and white discomfort—which have taken on a fresh urgency with the protest movement sparked by George Floyd’s killing.

Bailey has been honing his views on these issues for the past quarter of a century in his professional and private life, which included an eighteen-year stint as a member of a mostly white Evangelical Christian church.

His new book, “Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland,” speaks to and for the millions of Black and Brown people throughout the United States who were effectively pushed back to the back of the bus in the Trump era by a media that prioritized the concerns and feelings of the white working class and an administration that made white supremacists giddy, and explains why the country’s fate in 2020 and beyond is largely in their hands.

Issac Bailey is an award-winning journalist and the James K. Batten Professor of Public Policy at Davidson College.

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Plattsburgh City Police Department

Police say a Plattsburgh man has been charged with hate crimes following an assault near City Hall.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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State leaders are condemning the latest in a string of antisemitic attacks in New York City.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the New York state Education Department to investigate allegations that four 12-year-old girls were subjected to strip searches in their middle school nurse's office.

A teen has been sent to jail following guilty pleas in February in a case involving the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in Warwick, Orange County.

Teen Pleads Guilty In Hate Crime Case

Feb 22, 2018

In New York, the Orange County District Attorney says a Warwick teen has pleaded guilty in a case involving the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery.

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The Orange County district attorney says a teen has been indicted in a case involving spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in Warwick.

The Academy of Music Theatre is mounting a new work by playwright Carol Carpenter entitled Sweet, Sweet Spirit on March 24th and 25th at 7:30 p.m.  The play addresses gay bashing and child abuse within a West Texas conservative family whose gay teenage son is beaten into a coma by his father.

Carpenter takes her audience deeper into an exploration of a family struggling with their own fear and heart.  The son, Tyler, who is described as “different,” but not referred to by his family members as gay, affects each of the members of this Southern Christian family in disparate ways.

We are joined Debra J'Anthony, Academy of Music Theatre's Executive Director and Sheila Siragusa, director of Sweet, Sweet Spirit.

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The top federal law enforcement official in Connecticut is urging people to be vigilant against hate crimes.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced actions intended to protect civil rights and combat hate crimes in New York.

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New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, stood with civil rights advocates Thursday, denouncing a rash of alleged hate crimes and bias-related incidents that have occurred since the election of Donald Trump.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered state police, SUNY police, and the State Division of Human Rights to investigate an alleged hate crime that took place on the SUNY Geneseo campus Friday.

Following vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in New York’s Orange County over the weekend, a Jewish group is offering a reward for what it’s calling a hate crime. Plus, there will be a rally of solidarity.

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SUNY Potsdam University Police

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman indicted a former SUNY Potsdam student Monday for hate crimes after making threats against a professor.

Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime In Rockland

Aug 11, 2016

Police are investigating a possible bias crime in Rockland County after incendiary devices went off outside two rabbis’ homes Tuesday night.

A Federal grand jury is expected to consider the fatal shooting of three people outside Jewish community facilities in Kansas this past weekend as a hate crime. The victims were not Jewish, but the shooter, 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller, is a known anti-Semite and white supremacist.

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Pittsfield Police are investigating whether a hate crime occurred when someone spray-painted swastikas and other graffiti on a city family's home.

Richard Rodriguez says two swastikas, what appeared to be gallows and other offensive symbols were drawn on visible sections of his vinyl-sided residence overnight on Feb. 2.

The top federal law enforcement official in Massachusetts highlighted efforts to enforce civil rights laws during a speech in Springfield on Friday. The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, was the keynote speaker at a conference marking the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act.