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Thursday September 2nd, 2021 day edition

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The heated (and ridiculous) debate over Critical Race Theory is turning Black educators into collateral damage.

Whitfield, the first Black principal to run Colleyville Heritage High School, became embroiled in a local controversy over critical race theory at a July 26 school board meeting.

A man introduced in the meeting as Stetson Clark called the principal out by name, in violation of the meeting’s rules, and demanded Whitfield be fired.

Five days after the meeting, the principal defended himself against the calls for termination in a public Facebook post.

NBC DFW reports that the school’s Superintendent Robin Ryan sent a letter to parents on Monday with no specifics as to why the principal was suspended.

Read more about what Critical Race Theory actually is here.

If you think systemic racism is really a conspiracy theory, The Root has an article for that, too. »

Beverly Hills: 99% of people arrested by ‘safe streets’ unit were Black, suit says

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Between March 2020 and July 2021, the unit unjustly stopped and arrested Black civilians who were roller skating, scootering, driving and jaywalking a few feet outside the crosswalk, the suit said.

The plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed as a class action, are Jasmine Williams and Khalil White, a couple on vacation in Beverly Hills last September.

Body camera footage from that incident shows officers followed him and stopped him for jaywalking, with one saying, “How come you did that? »

Walgreens becomes newest member of the $15 an hour club

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About half of Walgreens' 190,000 employees already make at least $15 an hour and will not see their pay increased.

The $15 increase, which applies to both full- and part-time workers, will be phased in and completed by November 2022.

More than 20 states around the U.S. have lifted, or committed to raising, their hourly wage floor to $15. »

Victoria is making the public display of Nazi symbols illegal

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It comes after a parliamentary committee earlier this year recommended the ban on Nazi symbols in public.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence said Nazi symbols "glorify one of the most hateful ideologies in human history".

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) welcomed the move to ban the public display of Nazi symbols. »

Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Still Planned For 2021, First Expansion In Development

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CD Project Red has shared a new update on the status of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 next-generation update confirming they are due out in Late 2021.

The developers shared a presentation with slides covering their financial results and had information on the release date of the new patches for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3.

CD Projekt Red is also working on the first expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 although they haven’t shared details on when it will be released. »