Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased by 150 percent in 2020. These attacks have prompted Arkansans to take action in support of the state’s AAPI community.
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In this episode, we discuss the impact of the state’s new stand your ground law on minorities, and the possibility of legislators approving a hate crimes bill.
In this episode, we speak with three African American women working in the field of history about the importance of celebrating Black history year-round.
Arkansas teachers are continuing to learn new platforms and adapt to teaching remotely amid the pandemic.
In 2020 we launched a podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices of BIPOC Arkansans. Catch up on our first 5 episodes before the next one drops in January.
In this episode, we hear how a neighborhood is supporting a North Little Rock family who received a racist note about their Black Santa decorations.
Black-Owned businesses have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Some experienced a boost this summer after George Floyd’s death prompted calls to support these businesses, but will that be enough to keep them afloat?
In this episode of the Affirmative Action podcast, we discuss some of the factors contributing to the virus having a big impact on minority communities and what can be done to help them.
Although there are more diverse candidates seeking public office, there’s still room for growth. In this episode, we discuss the value of having elected leaders reflect the demographics of the constituents they serve and some of the barriers preventing more people of color from running.
The death of George Floyd has sparked Black Lives Matter protests not only nationally, but globally. In our premiere episode, we ask what’s different and where we go from here by speaking to a couple of activists from around Arkansas.