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By Childs Walker | childs.walker@baltsun.com | March 2, 2010
A Towson University adjunct professor was fired last week after using a racially insensitive term in his art class. Allen Zaruba, a local artist who had taught at Towson for 12 years, said he was discussing provocative works depicted in textbook chapters on the body and identity when he used the term. "I crossed the line," he said. "I made a terrible, terrible mistake." Zaruba, who is white, said his black stepfather used racial terms freely and that "I never quite got the horror of the word."
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By Harold Jackson | September 6, 2007
The man who tried to assassinate George C. Wallace will soon be free after spending 35 years in a Maryland prison. Arthur Bremer could be released before December because of time earned for good behavior. The recent announcement ignited a flood of memories for me. Mr. Wallace was shot in Laurel while running for president in 1972. About three months later, the racist governor of Alabama was brought to a Birmingham hospital where I had a summer job. Spain Rehabilitation Center was known nationally for its work with spinal-cord-injury victims.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Staff Writer Staff writers John Rivera, Eileen Canzian, Meredith Schlow and Bruce Reid contributed to this article | May 2, 1992
About 50 students protesting the Rodney King verdict briefly blocked an entrance to Oriole Park at Camden Yards yesterday, threatening to mar an otherwise peaceful day of protests by students throughout the area.The students sat down on the concrete and linked arms, blocking the Eutaw Street entrance between the stadium and the B&O Warehouse for about five minutes shortly after 5:30 p.m. Workers had just opened the gates for last night's Orioles game.Fans could not get around the protesters.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1994
Students of 1960s history will remember Eldridge Cleaver as the young revolutionary in the black beret, the spokesman for the Black Panthers, the prison-educated Marxist with a gun who believed the only way to oppose police violence was to shoot back.Now listen to this:"Truly, the United States of America is the free-est and the most democratic country in the world. . . . I love this country."That was Eldridge Cleaver speaking yesterday at Anne Arundel Community College, 26 years after he fled the country after a shootout with police in Oakland, Calif.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | December 16, 2002
Jasmine Senaveratna and Arthur Elder believe that diversity is more than a black-and-white issue. After attending a recent Student Diversity Leadership Conference, the co-presidents of the Black Student Union at Friends School in Baltimore came back inspired to make changes at their school. But they also expressed disappointment that most of the 300 private school students attending the conference were African-American. "We need everyone's voice coming together," said Elder, 17, a senior.
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By Andrew Katz, Capital News Service | April 25, 2010
— A popular diversity official at the University of Maryland is considering applying for the presidency of a historically black college in Virginia, nearly six months after the announcement that his position would be terminated amid budget cuts. The university publicized plans in November to replace associate provost for equity and diversity Cordell Black with a part-time administrator, effective June 30. The final decision fell to Nariman Farvardin, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, and spawned immediate protest, including a large November rally in support of Black's reinstatement.
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May 2, 2013
I was a bit confused by the letter Jeff Nelson wrote regarding the need for a White Student Union at Towson University. For the record, "white" is how most people would describe me. That's no more a part of my heritage than the fact that my eyes are blue. Now I claim no particular expertise in racial matters, but it seems to me that being black comes with a heritage, much more so than being white. White people in the U.S. were spared slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and having to struggle for equal rights.
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January 27, 1991
Harford Community College's Black Student Union and Student Activities Office will co-sponsor the college's third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the college's Chesapeake Theater. The guest speaker will be Dr. Samuel D. Proctor, professor emeritus at Rutgers University. The event is free and open to the public. Information: Barbara Laster, director of student activities and minority affairs, 836-4140 or 879-8920, Ext. 140.
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December 28, 1993
Thomas gets award for work with studentsEvelyn Thomas, founder of College Tours -- The Concerned Parent, will receive the 1994 Martin Luther King Jr. Zeitgeist Award from the Black Student Union at Anne Arundel Community College at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner Jan. 11.The BSU credits Ms. Thomas, an Arnold resident, for her work with high school students who want to continue their education. The organization she founded last year has been taking African-American county high school and community college students on tours of black colleges and universities.
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February 11, 1992
Three memorial services are planned in the county to mark the death of author Alex Haley.Haley, author of "Roots" and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," died yesterday at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle.The first service is a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Annapolis City Dock, at the site of the Kunte Kinte plaque. An ancestor of Haley, Kunte Kinte was brought to Annapolis as a slave before the American Revolution. The family stories about him inspired Haley to begin the search he documented in "Roots."
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