Students fight racist pamphlets in northern Idaho - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Students fight racist pamphlets in northern Idaho

HAYDEN, Idaho. - 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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