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Report: Racism responsible for illness, short lives among Rochester African Americans (access required)

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Black people in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region are sicker and live shorter lives due to racial bias in housing, education, employment, criminal justice and other areas, a new report from Common Ground Health shows. “Structural racism is literally ...

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CCSI conference to address diversity, racial equity

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Coordinated Care Services Inc. this week will collaborate with the Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc. and Action for a Better Community Inc. on a two-day conference focused on diversity, racial equity and inclusion. “From Theory to Practice: The Individual, ...

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Anti-racism coalition to host theater-based virtual allyship workshop (access required)

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Rochester Anti-Racism Action Coalition will team with Impact Interactive LLC to host a theater-based virtual workshop on allyship next month. “Uncomfortable Conversations: Confronting Privilege, Bias & Racism” is designed to help white people become better allies and accomplices, and develop ...

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Report: Rochester’s child poverty rate, disparities still high

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African American children are nearly four times more likely to experience child poverty than white chidlren, while Latino children are more than three times more likely, an updated report from ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation shows. “Hard ...

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Student summit addresses diversity, racism (access required)

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When Khuram Hussain was 7 years old he came to school to find a cupcake and an American flag on his desk. It wasn’t his birthday, and he hadn’t won some academic award. But it was a celebration: His parents ...

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