Ian Hartman says he wants people who read his book to see the value in the state’s diversity. He’s expanding on his 2020 book with a new edition, “Black Lives in Alaska: A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest,” set to come out this fall.
Reports of hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have increased dramatically over the last year. Stop AAPI Hate, which tracks anti-Asian harassment and violence, reported 3,800 incidents in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic through last February 2021.
Alumni say they were inspired by recent protests across the country — and the racist reactions to those protests by staff members.
As national dialogues on race continue to evolve, the Juneau school district is grappling with how to best address race and equity in the classroom.
Juneau’s city police refused to release its written policy, at least, not without getting lawyers involved.
“We recognize that too often African-Americans, Alaska Natives, and other people of color are not treated with the same dignity and respect as white members of our communities,” the justices wrote.
Federal authorities in Alaska have filed criminal charges against a total of 18 people connected to a white supremacist gang.
A statewide Native organization wants Alaskans to recognize, discuss and repair the impacts of racism.
Bob Sam of Sitka has been helping repatriate human remains for 30 years. He says the Army wants to the Carlisle school’s repatriation completed in less than a year, and they’re going to foot the bill.
The National Police Chiefs Council in Britain has noted a jump in hate crime reports. Incidents include dog excrement thrown at a German’s door and anti-Polish messages left on doorsteps.