In America, we seem to have a limitless fascination with watching miserable people forgive their oppressors: We fetishize endurance, the survival of injustice. When I see this fascination trained on marginalized people who have survived violence enacted on them by someone in power, I often wonder what the point is. When the grieving survivors
A growing number of public universities are becoming less affordable and accessible for low-income students and people of color, according to two new reports released today.
In its report, New America found that more than half of the 600 public universities it examined expect the neediest first-year students to pay more than $10,000
This week, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump would attempt to end birthright citizenship with an executive order. If the president makes good on this campaign promise, a fight over the Fourteenth Amendment—ensuring citizenship for “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”—would surely follow. “We’re the only country in the world where a
When the threatening letters started to arrive, Albert Ponce stopped letting his daughter touch the mail.
Ponce, a political science professor at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his wife didn’t know how to explain to their 9-year-old that her father was receiving death threats. “Only Mom and Dad can touch the
Until recent years, many Jews in America believed that the worst of anti-Semitism was over there, in Europe, a vestige of the old country.
Children as young as 7 are sensitive to discrimination and can suffer from its impact, a UC Riverside study has found.
Previous studies have shown children that young can identify racism, but the study from UCR psychology professor Tuppett Yates and Clark University assistant psychology professor Ana Marcelo is the first to examine the impacts on
Fixated on the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico, President Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the travel ban first issued in early 2017, according to administration
San Francisco will allow noncitizens to vote in a local election, creating a new immigration flashpoint
San Francisco in November will become the largest city in the nation to allow noncitizens the chance to vote in a local election, making the city once again a flashpoint in the debate about immigration.
Noncitizens, including those without legal status, will be
California white supremacists vowed to ‘reimagine’ racist movements with new look and secretive tactics
From the beginning, the founders of the so-called Rise Above Movement had a goal: to reinvent what it meant to be a white nationalist.
Members of the Southern California group were instructed to blend in at political rallies with polo shirts, khakis and