Members of Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington are speaking out against racism and sexism in the aftermath of last week’s deadly shootings in Atlanta.
Portland is moving forward with plans to form a truth-and-reconciliation commission to grapple with the police bureau’s historic mistreatment of communities of color. The details need to be hashed out, but the commission will be tasked with airing and acknowledging the history of discrimination and racism in the Portland Police Bureau.
The declaration represents both a renewed commitment to fighting systemic racism in the county and a practical attempt to gain more resources to fight COVID-19. Still, some voices in county government appear lukewarm on the measure.
Racist outbursts and intrusions in online classes and meetings have been happening in school districts around the Portland metro area. We spoke with the director of technology for the Tigard-Tualatin School District about what's happened and how schools can prevent and address it.