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After Black Student Is Kept Out of Class Discussion, NYU School Acknowledges ‘Institutional Racism’

By | February 15th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

While traveling abroad this week, a black graduate student at New York University says he was told by a classmate that a class discussion was easier to facilitate without a “black presence” in the room. Now administrators at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work have acknowledged that it has a problem with “ongoing institutional racism,”

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Nearly Half of Undergraduates Are Students of Color. But Black Students Lag Behind.

By | February 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The key data points in the American Council on Education’s new report on race and ethnicity in higher education come as no surprise: College-student populations are growing more diverse, yet achievement gaps persist among different racial groups.

Still, the poor outcomes for black students in particular are glaring.

All students of color now make up more than

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See Hate Speech, Leave It Up

By | February 11th, 2019|Education, Hate Crimes|

In 2017, student name tags on University of Michigan dormitory doors were vandalized with a racial slur. Black students said then they were being targeted. The incident restarted a vociferous debate on campus prejudices.

If this incident happened today, though, resident assistants and other housing staffers wouldn’t be able to take down the

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS DRIVEN BY A PERCEIVED LOSS OF STATUS

By | February 8th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Donald Trump voters, and people who identify with similar political movements in other nations, are perhaps best described as angry nationalists. But consider, for a moment, just how odd and seemingly contradictory that description is.

White populists complain they are losing ground to minorities in terms of status and power. At the same time, they assert

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Hate crimes in L.A. highest in 10 years, with LGBTQ and African Americans most targeted

By | February 1st, 2019|Hate Crimes|

Los Angeles recorded its highest level of reports of hate crimes in a decade, with a nearly 13% increase in 2018 over the year before.

Last year, L.A. tallied 289 hate crimes, compared with 256 in 2017, according to LAPD statistics gathered by

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Audit: California inmate behavior programs didn’t cut crime

By | February 1st, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Increased efforts by California to change the behavior of prison inmates have not reduced the rate at which ex-convicts commit new crimes, state auditors reported Thursday.

The assessment relied on five-year-old data, prompting state corrections officials to say auditors may be drawing conclusions too soon.

The data used by auditors

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Lawyers on Race-Conscious Admissions: ‘This is Doable. But Also, Do it Right.’

By | February 1st, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

If part of the intent of the recent affirmative-action lawsuits brought against universities was to send a chill through admissions offices, it doesn’t seem to be working. Most of the discussion at a conference here this week on race and admissions was about how to do a better job bringing underrepresented minority students to campuses,

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When children formed a swastika with their bodies, it sparked a conversation on hate

By | January 29th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A black man stood to face his neighbors, choking up as he recounted how, every day, some person or another crossed the street when they saw him coming. In Ojai, a pretty place he calls home, people routinely ignore him.

A woman’s voice

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Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

By | January 28th, 2019|Immigration|

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents.

It was early January, nearly two weeks

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Underrepresented Students, Unintended Consequences

By | January 28th, 2019|Education|

For the last five years, efforts to assess and “shame” selective colleges based on their enrollment of low-income students have worked — perhaps too well, two top economists of higher education assert in a new paper.

The study, a version of which was published late last week in Education Next, was conducted by

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