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Southern California heavily targeted in 120% increase in white supremacist propaganda in U.S.

By | February 17th, 2020|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White supremacist propaganda heavily targeted the Inland Empire and Southern California as a whole in 2019, according to an annual report released by the Anti-Defamation League.

In communities across the nation, the distribution of white supremacist propaganda — in the form of flyers, leaflets, stickers and banners — reached an all-time high in the United States

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This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal?

By | January 16th, 2020|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The University of Connecticut violated two students’ free-speech rights by attempting to expel them from college housing for allegedly using a racial slur, a new lawsuit says, raising the question of whether a university has the authority to punish offensive speech on its campus.

The students, Ryan Mucaj and Jarred Karal, both seniors, were arrested in

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Boys, girls and genders in-between: A classroom lesson for modern third-graders

By | December 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, LGBTQ+|

School counselor Holly Baxter had prepared for this moment for months. She gathered the third-graders of Red Oak Elementary on the carpet for story time, opened the picture book and began to read.

Casey, she said, likes to play with blocks and his dump truck, but he also loves things that glitter and shine.

Casey admires his

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Central American studies was the most important class I ever took

By | December 13th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The U.S. southern border has become synonymous with crisis, and that crisis synonymous with the countries of Central America, particularly El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

In the ProPublica audio that went viral last year of crying children who were separated from their parents at the border, their tiny voices spoke a Central American vernacular of Spanish.

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This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry

By | December 12th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Jimmy Kennedy earned $13 million during his nine-year career as a player in the National Football League. He was the kind of person most banks would be happy to have as a client.

But when Mr. Kennedy tried to become a “private client” at JPMorgan Chase, an elite designation that would earn him travel discounts, exclusive

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‘We Were Blindsided’: Families Of Extremists Form Group To Fight Hate

By | December 12th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

It was a busy fall morning at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. Myrieme Churchill found a clearing in the arrivals hall and scanned the crowd.

One by one, her people showed up: a black father and daughter from Tennessee. A white couple from Georgia. A Somali immigrant. Two South Asians — one from Canada, one

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Report Shows Economic Gaps and Racial Inequality Persist

By | October 18th, 2019|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

A new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce  details the persistent educational and economic disparities between Whites, African-Americans and Latinos.

“The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos” offers a blunt commentary on persistent inequality along with a challenge

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40% of Muslim students surveyed in California say they’ve been bullied at school, report finds

By | October 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Ahlam Elabed’s son has been called a “terrorist,” mocked and humiliated at Redlands High School because he is Muslim, she said.

Her son’s classmates mocked him with chants of “Allahu Akbar” and pulled his pants down in PE class, Elabed said, speaking Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Council for American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Anaheim office.

CAIR’s California chapter

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