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A showdown between Texas and local officials centers on the state’s ‘sanctuary’ cities ban

By | June 27th, 2017|Immigration|

Hundreds of immigrant advocates gathered outside a federal courthouse here Monday as local officials from across Texas squared off for a legal showdown with the state and federal governments over the state’s new anti-“sanctuary city” law.

Mayors, council members and county judges from tiny border towns and big Texas cities were packed inside. One by one,

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Researchers Look to Census Data for Keys to Improving Educational Outcomes

By | June 26th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A report issued from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA and the ACT Center for Equity in Learning highlights the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity and provides ways for data-collecting agencies to improve their methods.

The report, titled “The Racial Heterogeneity Project: Implications for Educational Research, Practice, and Policy,” examines racial inequity

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Neo-Nazi website raises $150,000 to fight Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit

By | June 7th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A neo-Nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the Southern Poverty Law Center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a Jewish woman in Montana.

The donations to Andrew Anglin and the website he founded, the Daily Stormer, came in over the course of less than two

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Statement of Prof. Brian Levin on Behalf of the California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) and the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino Before the Orange County, CA Board of Supervisors June 6, 2017

By | June 6th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Chairwoman Steel, Vice Chair Do and Supervisors Bartlett, Nelson and Spitzer, thank you so very much for the opportunity to briefly address you in support of funding to continue the exceptional work of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and Council, which my research will show is vitally needed at this critical time.

I come to

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Civil Rights Slow Walk?

By | June 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When students file a complaint that their institution mishandled or ignored claims of sexual assault or harassment, they can often expect to wait years for a resolution from the Department of Education. Those delays frustrate not only those bringing the complaints but colleges that remain under prolonged investigation as well.

Advocates say that problem would be

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75% of black California boys don’t meet state reading standards

By | June 5th, 2017|Education|

Across ethnicities and economic status, girls outperform boys on English in standardized tests

Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters…

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily

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