Racism

Residents share examples of racism, discrimination in Durango

A 10-year-old child recalled being called “blackie” at school. A medical field employee faced a racist slur in the workplace. And another person was berated for 15 minutes with anti-gay slurs at a...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteer commission at forefront of Durango’s anti-racism effort

The city of Durango is taking steps to address community concerns about racial equity, and it is looking to its Community Relations Commission to play a leading role. When Minneapolis police...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed Colorado’s sweeping police accountability bill, passed in the wake of George Floyd’s death, into law, calling it a necessary and positive step toward healing the...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. law enforcement responds to nationwide calls for reform

FARMINGTON – Advocates across the state and country are demanding police reforms, including a ban on the use of chokeholds, with some pushing to defund police departments in favor of community...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bayfield petition moves to ban Confederate flag from parades

A petition against the Confederate flag float that occasionally appears in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade has gathered about 3,400 signatures of support ... and counting. Two Bayfield residents,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds gather in Durango to protest police violence

“Say his name,” yelled protesters into megaphones Saturday in Durango. “George Floyd,” yelled a crowd of about 300 people participating in the Justice for George Floyd March. Community members...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

District attorney targets hate crimes in Southwest Colorado

Editor’s note : This story contains offensive language. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer Hate crimes are down nationwide but went up 16% in Colorado from 2017 to 2018 – and La Plata County is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor’s arrest raises questions about 2008 arson

In the days after an arson at south City Market, current and former Fort Lewis College staff are questioning whether their colleague, Brad Clark, who was arrested on suspicion of starting the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shane Gillis no longer joining ‘SNL’ cast after outcry over racist language

“Saturday Night Live” has parted ways with Shane Gillis, the just-hired stand-up comic whose past use of racist, homophobic and sexist language led to a firestorm last week. The comedian, who was...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Confederate float in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade stirs controversy

A float at the Bayfield Fourth of July parade promoting the Confederate flag caused a bit of a stir Thursday. “I was just appalled,” said Robin Goldman, who has lived in Bayfield for 15 years....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of vandalizing homes in east Durango arrested, released

A Durango man accused of drawing racist marks on a window in a construction project at Three Springs subdivision turned himself in to law enforcement Wednesday, only to be released by a judge...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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