All posts tagged "racism"

  • Free Speech: Painful Awakenings

    During instances of racial injustice across the nation, Jackson’s response reveals a town unable to reckon with conversations about race JACKSON HOLE, WY – Since the killings of Saheed Vassell and Stephon Clark, protests have surged across...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Strange Times

    The Alabama special election and Trump’s attack on Kaepernick point toward an even more racist Republican future. Last week, the populist theocratic authoritarian former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in a special election to...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Monuments and Power 

    The problem of white supremacy falls on the shoulders of all white people. JACKSON HOLE, WY – President Donald Trump’s press conference, in which he defended the racists in Charlottesville and attacked those there to protest them,...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Silence and Complicity

    Local and state leaders have been mostly quiet about the deadly events in Charlottesville. JACKSON HOLE, WY – While national media outlets had all eyes on Charlottesville, Virginia, where a motorist that drove through a group of...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Jackson Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – “Jackson Hole rejects white nationalism” was the message on the sign and at the heart of a vigil Sunday evening on Jackson’s town square. About 30 people gathered in solidarity with the people...

    • Posted August 13, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Seeking Safe Places

    Are policies at Jackson Hole High School stringent enough to dissuade student harassment? JACKSON HOLE, WY – When school administrators canceled “America Day” at Jackson Hole High School in 2015, much of the student and parent population...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ: American Dreams, Undocumented Fears

    A ‘Day Without Immigrants’ illuminated the young people in Jackson fearful for their families and their futures. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For one month Nesley Corona waited in Agua Prieta in the state of Sonora, Mexico, with...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • FREE SPEECH: Wendell’s Jackson

    What it was like to be the only black man in the valley. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When he enters a room, Wendell Brown isn’t surprised to see heads turn. Growing up, he was among the few...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Beyond Bystanders

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – On Saturday a group of strangers found themselves peering quietly at one another on a New York City subway car—surely a common scenario for many of them. Except on this day they were...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Melting Pot of the West

    Wyoming’s hushed history of diversity reveals much about attitudes today on race and discrimination. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When Tawsha Mitchell was 6 years old, she remembers waiting in line for the water fountain at Torrington Elementary...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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