The Trauma of Racism: A Therapist’s Perspective

Racial tension is a hot-button issue today in our schools, workplaces and the political discourse. It is an issue that many of psychologist Dr. Cassandra Hutchins’ patients look to deal with in therapy. “I would say the racial climate impacts 95 percent of my patients,” she said. “Regardless of their race, I am seeing thatContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: A Therapist’s Perspective”

Critical Race Theory Debate Rocks Connecticut Schools

Critical Race Theory has sparked a nationwide debate over how to talk about race in schools. In Connecticut, the debate arose within schools, and made its way to the state legislature. Connecticut State Senator Rob Sampson introduced an amendment last month to ban critical race theory in K-12 education. The amendment ultimately failed to pass.Continue reading “Critical Race Theory Debate Rocks Connecticut Schools”

Ex-Cop turned Teacher Promotes Media Literacy

Queens-based high school teacher Jeff Kaufman went from patrolling the streets of New York City to being a bridge builder in the war against online misinformation. As a computer science instructor at Queens High School for Information, Research, and Technology, Kaufman has been teaching a media literacy course for seven years. Having started out asContinue reading “Ex-Cop turned Teacher Promotes Media Literacy”

The Trauma of Racism: Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa

This article is part of a series called “The Trauma of Racism,” where we highlight the effects racism can have on minority populations. When Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa first heard the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, he had a mix of emotions. “I had a little relief, sadness,” he said. “The whole thingContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa”

Podcast series aims to unite the country

In a time where it seems as though America is more divided than ever, a nonprofit organization has been working to create conversations between those who have differences politically. StoryCorps, which was established in 2003 to showcase real human stories, created a series called One Small Step in 2018 as the country was becoming increasinglyContinue reading “Podcast series aims to unite the country”

The Trauma of Racism: Voter Suppression

This article is part of a series called “The Trauma of Racism,” where we highlight the effects racism can have on minority populations. In light of voter suppression measures that have taken place across the country, student activist Sadia Saba shared her thoughts on this new wave of efforts to limit voter access. The BardContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: Voter Suppression”

The Trauma of Racism: OCA- WHV

This article is part of a series called “The Trauma of Racism,” where we highlight the effects racism can have on minority populations. As anti-Asian hate crimes continue to be on the rise, representatives from OCA Westchester & Hudson Valley weighed in on their own individual experiences with racism and how this rise in hatefulContinue reading “The Trauma of Racism: OCA- WHV”