BRISTOL, R.I. __ Tension between the police force and communities of color have been at a high with Black Americans being four times as likely to have a violent encounter with an officer according to The Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. According to state provided data on arrests in Providence, Rhode Island,... Continue Reading →
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BRISTOL, R.I. -- The dictionary defines cultural appropriation as "the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture." This trend becomes especially common during Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation, round 72 percent of the population that planned... Continue Reading →
This Tuesday, a video article will be posted on the topic of cultural appropriation during Halloween.
BRISTOL, R.I. __ Toward the end of August, controversy spread over the taking down of monuments of Confederate generals and soldiers. A Charlottesville rally broke out and during the days that followed various towns took down their own Confederate Monuments overnight out of fear of violence. As part of the school's Social Justice Month, Roger... Continue Reading →
For my final story of the semester I plan on writing about the gender divide in toys and how they are marketed. There seems to be societal restrictions on what toys/devices on gender uses and plays with compared to another. For example, the belief boys don't play with dolls and that girls don't play videogames.... Continue Reading →
For the end of November I'd like to write a story about representation in film. It will either cover whitewashing, typecasting, prevalence of a race, or stereotypes. Since the winter months tend to be "Dump Months" with the weather creating a perfect movie-going days, trailers tend to come out the end of November for upcoming... Continue Reading →
I will be covering the Pokanoket Encampment in Bristol, R.I. from a few months ago that recently got settled at the end of September with the tribe's protest. The article will cover the chronicle of events and what this means for the future. November is Native American Heritage Month so I would like to have... Continue Reading →