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White People Need Diversity, Too

By | June 20th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

At my university and many others, “diversity” is like Frank’s RedHot sauce, “they put that sh*t on everything!”

It is drenched on mission and value statements. It is mixed into committees and task forces established to examine the ills facing Black and Brown students on campus. A few dabs are added to million-dollar projects to assess

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A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’

By | June 19th, 2018|Immigration|

Some youngsters retreat entirely, their eyes empty, bodies limp, their isolation a wall of defiance. Others cannot sit still: watchful, hyperactive, ever uncertain.

Some compulsively jump into the laps of strangers, or grab their legs and hold on for life. And some children, somehow, move past a sudden separation from their parents,

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Leaked Memo From Conservative Group Cautions Students to Stay Away From Turning Point USA

By | June 18th, 2018|Education|

In its six years of existence, Turning Point USA has repeatedly been accused of engaging in half-truths and unethical behavior — whether secretly funneling money to student-government candidates or placing college faculty members on a poorly researched (and arguably McCarthyesque) Professor Watchlist.

None of that has slowed the meteoric rise of the conservative group

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In Court Battle Over Harvard Admissions, Plaintiffs Allege University Ignored ‘Negative Effects’ on Asian-Americans

By | June 18th, 2018|Education|

Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian-American applicants and engages in racial balancing when choosing its undergraduate classes, according to legal documents filed in federal court on Friday by a nonprofit organization challenging the institution’s admissions policies. The group also said Harvard has ignored evidence that its admissions practices had “negative effects” on Asian-American students.

In a

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Minimum wage doesn’t cover the rent anywhere in the U.S.

By | June 18th, 2018|Employment & Housing|

A minimum-wage worker would have to put in lots of overtime to be able to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country. And downsizing to a one-bedroom pad barely helps.

Even with some states hiking pay for those earning the least, there is still nowhere in the country where a person working a full-time

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Defending Affirmative Action

By | June 13th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A federal lawsuit challenging Harvard University’s affirmative action policies is about to go to trial, with the Justice Department backing claims of plaintiffs who say the university is discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

At one level, the case is only about Harvard, but the university’s policies are similar to those of many other institutions

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Education Dept. Received Hundreds Of Complaints Last Year About Racist School Discipline

By | June 12th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The Department of Education received more than 200 civil rights complaints last year involving students who say they were victims of racist school discipline, HuffPost has learned ― a noteworthy figure as U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos considers revising or rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to protect students from

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Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs

By | June 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing “racial resentment.”

One of the reasons for this opposition, according to the report, is white Americans’ perceptions that they might be losing their financial and social status while people of color make gains in

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Oppression in America: ‘To root this out we need a movement against racist policies’

By | June 6th, 2018|Hate Crimes|

It seems as though every single day, the list grows.

Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Working out while black.

Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area came under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black

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Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

By | June 4th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker on Monday in a closely watched case pitting gay rights against claims of religious freedom.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 7-2 decision, relied on narrow grounds, saying a state commission had violated

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