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Some blacks say Mormon Church must address racism

While gathered inside the faith's Salt Lake City Temple, the officials said God revealed that they should allow black men to become members of the Mormon priesthood, reversing more than a century of church practice. The church ended the ban with a four-paragraph statement released on June 8, 1978, that said ''every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood.'' Since then, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown significantly in Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean.

University racism probe continues

The in-camera hearing follows an alleged racist incident in April in which two students were allegedly attacked in their rooms by masked men. The disciplinary committee, chaired by Professor Wouter de Vos of the law faculty, has the right to decide whether details of the hearing and the names of those found guilty will be released. The hearing began yesterday. Copyright. Sapa

Eric Rudolph, The Hatemonger

Mr. Rudolph, a reputed white supremacist and anti-abortion activist, is wanted in connection with no fewer than four bombings in which two people died and at least 120 were injured. Two of his alleged targets were clinics where abortions were performed, including one in Birmingham that killed an off-duty police officer and blinded a nurse in one eye. The five-year fugitive had an avowed hatred for many groups, particularly Jews, gays and the government. Yet he has been characterized both by his mother and by residents of the rural North Carolina region where he's been hiding out as

'Laramie Project' is a chronicle of hate Spotlighters play examines the reaction to a murder

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre presents The Laramie Project, a multilayered tale of hate in modern America. The play, an intricate chronicle of a town's reaction to the well-publicized 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, will open with an 8 p.m. performance tomorrow. The dramatic production offers more than thematic complexity, however. It's technically complicated as well, requiring the play's 14 cast members to portray more than 60 residents of the small Wyoming town.

Former Sask. aboriginal leader hate-charge case adjourned until August

David Ahenakew was scheduled to appear Monday in a Saskatoon court to enter a plea but neither he nor his lawyer showed up. Instead, an agent for his lawyer asked the judge for an adjournment. Ahenakew's charge stems from comments he made about Hitler and the Holocaust during a conference last December. The Criminal Code charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail. Ahenakew is an Order of Canada member and former head of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Assembly of First Nations. The case has been put over to Aug. 27.

Ahenakew faces hate crime charge in Saskatoon court

Former aboriginal leader David Ahenakew -- who made national headlines when he called Jews a 'disease' in a speech last year -- appears in a Saskatoon court on Monday to face hate crime charges.Ahenakew, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is expected to enter a plea on the Criminal Code charge of promoting hatred against an identifiable group. The charges were filed by Saskatchewan's Justice Department in June, in connection with anti-Semitic comments Ahenakew made in December, 2002.

Expose racism

I have been unemployed since October, despite my training and experience here and abroad, my post-secondary education, obtained in the U.S., and the fact that I am trilingual. Quebec is full of nice people of all cultural backgrounds, but unfortunately, they are not employers. It is a real shame for a society that considers itself modern and open-minded to be rated as one of the worst places in North America for blacks and Latinos to find employment . I hope more media will address this subject so one day we can say that we live in a place that deserves to be called