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As LA students head back to school, LAUSD has message for immigrants: ‘We stand together’

By | August 15th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making visible what it’s so far said in words: that immigrant students and their families are welcome at Los Angeles schools.

When students start the new school year today, they’ll walk through entrances decked with 6-foot-tall banners featuring the Statue of Liberty, long the symbol of new opportunity for

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Theories Abound Over Meaning of Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Remark

By | August 15th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — There is no shortage of theories about why President Trump blamed “many sides” for the white supremacist-fueled violence in Virginia over the weekend.

Some suggested the president did not want to alienate whites who voted for him out of a sense of racial grievance.

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Far Right Plans Its Next Moves With a New Energy

By | August 15th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

The white supremacists and right-wing extremists who came together over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., are now headed home, many of them ready and energized, they said, to set their sights on bigger prizes.

Some were making arrangements to appear at future marches. Some were planning to

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After dividing California Democrats in 2014, affirmative action resurfaces in the race for governor

By | August 14th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A debate about affirmative action has emerged in the campaign for governor, threatening to inject a potentially volatile racial element into the 2018 contest after the issue divided California Democrats along ethnic lines three years ago.

The question of whether race should be considered in admissions to California’s colleges and universities was raised in recent weeks

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Squeezed out by Silicon Valley, the far right is creating its own corporate world

By | August 14th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Over and over again, those on America’s far right have learned that the 1st Amendment doesn’t protect them from Silicon Valley tech companies.

For weeks, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and other far-right figures have been organizing for a “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, which is expected to be one of the largest rallies

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An Anti-Hate Group Has This Advice for When the Alt-Right Comes to Campus

By | August 11th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

For universities, the new academic year has nearly arrived. If it’s anything like last year, controversial speakers will be a consistent challenge for administrators and students alike.

More often than not, the speakers that generate the most controversy are those labeled right-wing reactionaries by their critics. Last fall, Richard Spencer, a white nationalist, launched

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Contentious Memo Strikes Nerve Inside Google and Out

By | August 9th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

SAN FRANCISCO — After leaving Harvard’s doctorate program in systems biology to join Google as a software engineer in 2013, James Damore joked on his Facebook page that he knew he had made the right move as he enjoyed a morning smoothie with oats. It was the type of workplace

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What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity

By | August 9th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When Michael Deng, a college freshman, joined an Asian-American fraternity, he was looking for a sense of belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.

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A Hate Crime Exposes Deeper Rifts Between Asian Americans

By | August 9th, 2017|Hate Crimes|

Of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant actions, the best known are the barring of immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries, and the rounding up and deporting of undocumented immigrants, even those without criminal records or those who came to the United States as children. Now Trump has proposed slashing the number of legal immigrants, restricting family

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‘We don’t feel OK here’: Detainee deaths, suicide attempts and hunger strikes plague California immigration facility

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

Alexander Burgos Mejia was in his bunk at the Adelanto Detention Facility on a Tuesday evening in July when he heard a guard scream.

Walking into a common room, Burgos Mejia saw a man hanging from the second floor with a bedsheet around his neck, he recalled in an interview. A female guard was trying to

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