The cops and anti racists—They are not friends

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The past couple of weeks have been an emotional and mental whirlwind as I navigate the aftermath of unexpectedly putting myself in the crosshairs of a rabid racist. I have been writing about race and racism in Maine and beyond since 2003, and while there have been times when I have written pieces where I …

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The audacity of racism

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Mohammed Albehadli was the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) coordinator for the South Portland School Department when he received a racist email in December 2023 from Ryan Murdough, the New Hampshire founder of the New England White Network. The email has been described as threatening and, according to published reports, South Portland schools Superintendent Timothy …

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