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Canton Chants: First Hurt And Outrage – Now Educational Opportunity?

Photo credit: Thomas McDonald for The New York Times

Photo credit: Thomas McDonald for The New York Times

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Bill Sarno/CTLatinoNews.com

First there were the chants, “Trump, Trump, Trump” from students at the predominantly white Canton High School aimed at basketball players from Hartford’s mostly black and Latino Classical Magnet School. This was followed by an apology from Canton, feelings of hurt and disbelief of such racial intolerance among Hartford students and now perhaps an opportunity to use the incident as an educational tool.

Immediately after the incident, the Hartford Public Schools received an apology from the principal of Canton High School and supportive messages from the suburban town’s students and families. Also, in ...

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Windham Among Growing Number Of CT Towns And Cities Moving To Become Sanctuary Cities

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With a president with anti-immigration policies now in  the White House, the Town of Windham has  quickly sprung into action to protect the rights of its large undocumented population.

This eastern Connecticut community, which includes the urban center of Willimantic, is home to Connecticut’s highest concentration of Mexicans, one of the groups President Trump has singled out for deportation  during his rise to power.

Town leaders chose a course of action, the adoption of sanctuary city resolution on January 17, which has become a major thrust of pro-immigrant organizations, nationally and in Connecticut.

By invoking this status, a municipality or even a state, as is the case in ...

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Increasing Number Of Refugees Walking Across Canadian Border

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Family members from Somalia are helped into Canada by RCMP officers along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Que., on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illicitly enter Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

 

Every day, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrest people who cross the U.S.-Canada border illegally.

Last Saturday, the Mounties arrested a Syrian family of three in Hemmingford, Que., a town just north of the border with the state of New York, after they crossed to apply for refugee status.

Four days later, the RCMP arrested a woman and a baby who had crossed in deep snow from New ...

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