Roundtable: Coronado Coach Fired Following Racist Postgame Incident
Racism In High School Sports
A racist incident tainted a high school championship basketball game when tortillas were thrown toward players of Escondido’s Orange Glen High School, which has a largely Latino population. Coronado High School’s basketball coach was fired a few days later, and the school has issued a formal apology to Orange Glen. KPBS race and equity reporter Cristina Kim talks with us about the larger conversation around race and restorative justice in San Diego.
RELATED: Individual Comes Forward Claiming ‘I Brought The Tortillas To The Game’
Action At The Border
Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott is on his way out. Scott, who previously led the San Diego sector, was the last in a revolving door of agency heads that cycled through the Trump Administration. Author and former KPBS border reporter Jean Guerrero shares her thoughts on his departure and Vice-President Kamala Harris’ plan to visit the border region. Also, we’ll talk about her op-ed for the Los Angeles Times on a plan to offer citizenship to undocumented essential workers.
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Downtown’s Homeless Situation Worsens
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria recently described homelessness in the downtown area “wholly unacceptable” as the situation seemingly gets worse. A recent report by Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt details the jump in the number of homeless residents and reports of open drug use and erratic behavior. More shelter beds will come available soon, but questions over the region's long-term strategy persist.
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