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Equal Protection for Trans Students

By | March 7th, 2019|Education, LGBT|

As presidents of two public community colleges, serving a combined 82,000 students in Maryland and Pennsylvania, we are concerned about news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is drafting policies that eliminate the concept of transgender persons.

It is easy to imagine how transgender students could face circumstances that require

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Federal agents to probe Stephon Clark shooting after state declines to charge police

By | March 6th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Federal authorities announced Tuesday they will conduct a civil rights review of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in California’s capital last March, a killing that triggered a year of racial upheaval in Sacramento and has become the focus of legislation to curb the use of

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What Faculty Members Think

By | March 5th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Discrimination is a source of stress for many faculty members, especially women and ethnic minorities. And most professors say they’re not prepared to deal with diversity-related conflict in their own classrooms. So finds a new report from the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The institute publishes its

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The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’ and the Future of Affirmative Action

By | March 4th, 2019|Education, Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

For months now, the lawsuit against Harvard University over its admissions practices has focused on the idea that affirmative action may be limiting opportunities for Asian Americans. Remove consideration of race, the plaintiffs argue, and Asian Americans will prosper.

New research, not focused on Harvard’s practices, offers a different perspective on that idea.

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Neo-Nazi group’s leader is Southern California black man who vows to dissolve it

By | March 1st, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it.

Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit.

The NSM

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‘HATE IS WAY MORE INTERESTING THAN THAT’: WHY ALGORITHMS CAN’T STOP TOXIC SPEECH ONLINE

By | February 28th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Erin Schrode didn’t know much about the extreme right before she ran for Congress. “I’m not going to tell you I thought anti-Semitism was dead, but I had never personally been the subject of it,” she says.

That changed when The Daily Stormer, a prominent neo-Nazi website, posted an article about her 2016 campaign. The

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Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

By | February 26th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated public schools are unconstitutional.

In 2018, on the 64th anniversary of that ruling, a lawsuit filed in New Jersey claimed that state’s schools are some of the most segregated in the nation. That’s because, the lawsuit alleged, New Jersey school district

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Racism, not a lack of assimilation, is the real problem facing Latinos in America

By | February 26th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

ulián Castro, a Mexican-American, is running for president. Latin music is more popular than country music, and one of the most recognizable political faces in the United States is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose family comes from Puerto Rico.

And yet, Latinos — even those whose roots in

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Homelessness in Los Angeles County is a result of ‘racism in America,’ report says

By | February 26th, 2019|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

In a report that treats Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis as a symptom of racism, city and county officials this week pointed to the high number of black people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and the need to address the disparity in order to address the crisis.

Black people have long been overrepresented among Los Angeles County’s

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Surrounded: Killings near school, and the students left behind

By | February 26th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Even as crime has dropped in L.A. over the last two decades, there are thousands of children who grow up with a constant drumbeat of death while navigating safe paths to schools in neighborhoods where someone has been killed nearby.

The impact of close-up violence can be devastating and costly for students, schools and communities: Some

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