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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to

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When Promises Are Not Enough

By | January 12th, 2018|Education|

Promise scholarships have been regarded as key to economic growth in many states and municipalities. The idea of providing funding for college-bound students within a designated area as an incentive for remaining in that same area post-college seems harmless enough.

However, evidence taken from reported outcomes of Promise programs such as  Georgia Hope show that

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House Republicans’ Hard-Line Immigration Stand Clashes With Trump Overture

By | January 11th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — Prominent House Republicans stepped forward on Wednesday with a vision of immigration policy that clashed fiercely with President Trump’s recent overtures of bipartisanship and highlighted how difficult it will be for Congress and the president to reach accord in the coming weeks.

The proposal, championed by

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Hate Crimes Rise in 9 Major US Cities in 2017, Preliminary Data Show

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes|

The number of hate crimes in major U.S. cities rose for the third consecutive year last year, driven by attacks on Jews, Muslims, blacks and LGBT people, preliminary police data exclusively provided to VOA show.

At least 1,056 hate crimes were committed in nine of nation’s largest cities in 2017, an increase of 18 percent from

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Police often ill-equipped to handle hate crimes

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Less than half of people who are victims of hate crimes file reports with police, and an even lesser percentage see a conviction. In an attempt to examine the scale and effects of hate crimes in the U.S., ProPublica earlier this year launched the project “Documenting Hate.” The project’s manager, journalist Rachel Glickhouse, joins Alison

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Why is collecting accurate hate crime statistics so difficult?

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Allison Kolarik was making signs for an upcoming ‘Stand Against Hate’ rally in Asbury Park on Sept. 3 when she heard two guys yelling at her friends outside.
“There were certain things said like, I hate you people, I hate liberals,” she said. “I just walked out of the

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Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

By | January 9th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential

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How the Right Weaponized Free Speech

By | January 9th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

I was 10 years old when my father was suspended from his job as a high-school social-studies teacher. Two years later, he was fired for insubordination and conduct unbecoming a teacher because he refused to cooperate with an investigation into purported communist infiltration in the New York City public schools. His defense was eloquent….

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Is Protesting a Privilege?

By | December 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Campus protests advocating for diversity occur more frequently at elite colleges, a study suggests.

Since her days as a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University, Dominique J. Baker says, she had wondered, “Why do certain universities have protests and others don’t?”

That curiosity led Ms. Baker and a colleague to study differences in protests among higher-education institutions…

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umina Foundation to Award $2.5 Million in Grants for “Addressing Hate”

By | December 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Violence and racial chaos in Charlottesville earlier this year sparked a call to action for one philanthropic foundation dedicated to making post-secondary education accessible to all.

Mobilized to back words with action, Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, announced Tuesday that the foundation will award $2.5 million in grants for community-building programs and

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