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WHY DO WE EXPECT VICTIMS OF RACISM TO FORGIVE?

By | November 2nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

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

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Less Accessible, Less Affordable

By | October 31st, 2018|Education|

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

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WHAT WOULD ENDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP MEAN FOR THE UNITED STATES?

By | October 31st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

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

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Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers

By | October 30th, 2018|Education, Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

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

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‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

By | October 29th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

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.

American Jews were welcome in universities, country clubs and corporate boards that once excluded their grandparents. They married non-Jews, moved into mixed neighborhoods and by 2000,

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Racism can harm children as young as 7, UC Riverside study confirms

By | October 29th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

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

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Trump prepares plan to close border to Central American migrants and deploy troops

By | October 26th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

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

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San Francisco will allow noncitizens to vote in a local election, creating a new immigration flashpoint

By | October 26th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

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

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LATINOS TODAY ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR PLACE IN THE U.S.

By | October 26th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Being Latino in the United States is harder today than it was a year ago, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The report, which is based on a bilingual survey of over 1,500 Hispanic and Latino adults over the last few months, identifies increasing pessimism among Latinos

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California white supremacists vowed to ‘reimagine’ racist movements with new look and secretive tactics

By | October 25th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

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

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