Hate in Maryland: From racist taunts to swastikas to a campus stabbing, bias reports up sharply in state

The Baltimore Sun found that reports of hate crimes are on the rise in Maryland after a review of hundreds of pages of documents. Hate crimes increased 35% since 2016, the paper found, and rose to a pace of more than one report per day.  The statewide increase echoes a national trend. And while authorities…

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Hartford Schools: More Separate, Still Unequal

An in-depth investigation by the Hartford Courant shows that 20 years after the landmark Sheff vs. O’Neill decision, many of Hartford’s students are still struggling in schools that are becoming more segregated. Sheff vs. O’Neill found that racial isolation in Hartford School’s violated students’ constitutional rights to an equal education.  The investigation shows how Hartford’s…

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People of color remain unfairly treated in Oregon’s criminal justice system

A joint project of InvestigateWest and the Pamplin Media Group found significant racial inequities in the criminal justice system of the state of Oregon.  InvestigateWest built a database of more than 5 million documents about stops and arrests in Oregon during the past decade. Some of the findings gleaned from the data include:  Latino Oregonians are…

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