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A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.

By | April 19th, 2018|Immigration|

They had shown the immigration officer their proof — the eight years of Facebook photos, their 5-year-old son’s birth certificate, the letters from relatives and friends affirming their commitment — and now they were so close, Karah de Oliveira thought, so nearly a normal couple.

Thirteen years after

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Flawed Judgment in Use of Force Against Students?

By | April 19th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

During a Harvard University student’s arrest by Cambridge police for running down a street naked last week, he was tackled and punched repeatedly in the stomach, an act the institution’s president and other local officials deemed “disturbing.”

It’s one in a series of incidents over the last seven months in which the public

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Study: Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying Down Among Black Youth

By | April 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Violent behaviors and weapon carrying have decreased among African-American adolescents, but homicide rates continue to rise, according to a new report from Ball State University.

“Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying, and Firearm Homicide Trends in African American Adolescents, 2001–2015” is the first study to assess violent behaviors in African-American youth over an extended period, the university said.

“In

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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

By | April 19th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.

He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were

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ICE enforcement ends in death of farmworkers, leaving anger and questions

By | April 19th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Celestino Hilario Garcia, his eyes bloodshot and his voice raw, struggled to explain that his brother’s and sister-in-law’s deaths were not his fault.

A month ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had trained their sights on Santos Hilario Garcia. In the early morning darkness, they followed in two black Jeeps as he and his wife, Marcelina

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Anger spreads over police killing of black man in Walmart parking lot in Barstow

By | April 19th, 2018|Police & Community|

At a Walmart parking lot in Barstow earlier this month, shoppers ducked for cover as police opened fire on a black man inside a car.

When the confrontation ended, Diante Yarber was dead in a fusillade of what some witnesses counted as 30

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Starbucks Arrests, Outrageous to Some, Are Everyday Life for Others

By | April 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

PHILADELPHIA — The video of the police arresting two black men in a Starbucks, viewed more than 10 million times online, quickly prompted a full-blown crisis: accusations of racism, protests both in and around the cafe, and a corporate apology on “Good Morning America.”

But to some

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When Racism Roils a Campus, Colleges Respond. Will Students Be Satisfied?

By | April 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Colleges have been besieged by one racist incident after another in the past two years, and they have spent that time developing a common strategy for dealing with the immediate fallout. One mainstay: Respond publicly.

But what determines whether that response will resonate with aggrieved students?

The best predictor may be how satisfied students already are with

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Racist Terror Plot, or Just Idle Talk? Kansas Trial Hinges on the Answer

By | April 16th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

WICHITA, Kan. — The militia members talked about attacks on President Barack Obama and members of Congress, a federal agent recounted in court. They discussed burning down churches whose members helped refugees settle in western Kansas. They mulled killing landlords who rented to Muslims.

In the end,

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