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Racism, BLM, and COVID-19, Newton’s Asian-American students speak up about their experiences

In April, about 30 intruders hijacked Newton South High School’s AP Chinese Zoom class by hurling racial slurs and derogatory remarks that targeted the teacher and students. Samuel Qian, a senior in the class, said, "It was so graphic and terrible. They drew on the PowerPoint and turned it into their graffiti of hate speech.” This was only one of many incidents around the country. Photo from pexels.com

46th annual Newton mayor’s community breakfast goes online - The Boston Globe

More than 200 people gathered May 27 on Zoom for the 46th Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Breakfast. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller spoke about the Newton community standing Fuller described how the Newton community has come together during the crisis — from over 3,000 neighbors connecting on social media to provide support to healthcare workers putting themselves at risk. “Drawing hope from knowing that we can and will take care of each other,” Fuller said. “This is the way of hope.”
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