Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

Iowa Construction Site Shut Down Over Racially Charged Incident

PVI received an anonymous report of a racially charged incident that took place at the Microsoft Data Center construction site in Cumming, Iowa. On Wednesday June 24th Microsoft’s Data Center Buildings 9 and 10 construction site in Cumming, Iowa was effectively shut down for 24 hours after a worker played racially charged music in building 9. A stand down officially

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Let’s Stop Pretending We Aren’t Relieved To Be White

By Crystal Defatte   Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics show that I, as a white woman, am much more likely to get hired for a job. My white sounding name means I’m much more likely to get a call

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Let's Stop Pretending We Aren't Relieved To Be White

By Crystal Defatte   Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics show that I, as a white woman, am much more likely to get hired for a job. My white sounding name means I’m much more likely to get a call

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Sanders, Garza to Speak at CCI Convention

Two powerful and captivating leaders will be making their way to Iowa as the keynote and featured speakers at this year’s Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement convention, taking place in Des Moines on July 15th. Two years ago, Senator Bernie Sanders started him campaign for president in Iowa among small but curious crowds. That small drop quickly turned into a

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