Racism

Photo submitted to BPR, verified by the Transylvania Sheriff's Office

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism on Highway 215 near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Spray paint reading, “KKK,” “white lives matter” and “rednecks” was reported yesterday afternoon on the road near a bridge. The office says that this is racist and that "KKK" stands for the Klu Klux Klan, a white supremacist hate group. 

Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter says that there haven’t been any similar incidents this year. 

Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University

Nearly 400 people marched on the campus of Western Carolina University Wednesday afternoon in response to racist videos featuring students that were posted to social media last weekend.  Those students are no longer enrolled at Western Carolina and will not return. 

Cory Vaillancourt

There are 435 elections this fall in the United State for the House of Representatives.  North Carolina’s 11th district will be unique in at least one way – candidates will be talking about reparations.  That’s because Asheville city council voted earlier this month to start the process for reparations to the city’s Black community.

This week WCQS brings you a special Holocaust Remembrance Week program Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust. This documentary examines the ways in which the Holocaust continues to inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, propaganda, and human rights. Explore stories from people confronting hatred in their lives, their communities, and sometimes in their own hearts.