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Students fight racist pamphlets in northern Idaho

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01/19/10

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) _ Communities in northern Idaho have
occasionally been targeted by groups that distribute racist
pamphlets, scattering the material across lawns or leaving it at
public gathering spots.

Now a group of Hayden high school students are trying to counter
that by distributing anti-racist, pro-diversity literature of their
own.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that 14-year-old Bekah Kastning
was one of about 15 teens who knocked on doors in Hayden on Martin
Luther King Jr. Day, handing out fliers denouncing racism.

Kastning says she had mostly positive encounters with the
public, though the group did get a few negative reactions from
residents who don't think the region has a problem with hate
crimes.
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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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