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150 years ago, one of Oregon’s first Indian boarding schools opened

In February 1874, one of the state's first government-funded Native American boarding schools began operation on the Klamath Indian Reservation in Southern Oregon. It operated as part of a larger federal policy of forced assimilation of Indigenous people that often resulted in neglect, abuse and trauma that lingers to this day.







Former head of Oregon civil rights division awarded $1.7M in racial harassment lawsuit

The Oregon state agency charged with monitoring discrimination in workplaces across the state was itself a hostile work environment for the Black woman who was hired to head the civil rights division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries. A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded Carol Johnson $1.7 million dollars on Monday, supporting her claim she faced a hostile workplace and race discrimination.



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