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Hate crimes are up in major U.S. cities for the fourth year in a row, study by CAHRO’s Brian Levin says

By | July 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes reported to police in America’s 10 largest cities went up by 12.5 percent in 2017, according to a new analysis, making it the fourth consecutive year U.S. hate crime reports in those areas have increased.

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College Retreat Examines White Identity

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

During the 2018-19 school year, the University of Vermont (UVM) will host a three-day weekend retreat that specifically targets White students in order to discuss topics such as privilege, inclusivity and racism.

This will be the fourth time that the Asian-American, Latino, African-American and Native American (ALANA) Student Center will host “Examining White Identity: A Retreat

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In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten

By | July 9th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

JASPER, Tex. — Sometime after church but before dinner, Sgt. James Carter of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office knocked on the front door of James and Stella Byrd’s home. He stepped into the living room, removed his white cowboy hat and bowed his head. Then, with a somber look on his face that

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rump’s new guidelines trigger debate on affirmative action, but California already bans it

By | July 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

California is likely to be little affected by the Trump administration’s latest moves against racial affirmative action in part because the state already banned such racial preferences in public education policies and state university admissions more than two decades ago, experts said Tuesday.

Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation

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Experts: Affirmative Action May Feel Riskier Now for Colleges

By | July 6th, 2018|Education|

Colleges and universities committed to using race as one of many considerations in creating a diverse student body are likely to be a lot more concerned about the risks now that the White House has announced a rollback of guidelines issued by the prior administration.

That’s the prediction of some education experts as institutions continue to

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Instead of a Ban, Transgender Military Recruits Hit Endless Red Tape

By | July 5th, 2018|LGBT|

Nicholas Bade showed up at an Air Force recruiting office on an icy morning in January, determined to be one of the first transgender recruits to enlist in the military.

He was in top shape, and had earned two martial arts black belts. He had already aced the military aptitude test, and

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‘A Huge Blind Spot’: Why New York Asians Feel Overlooked

By | July 5th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

When Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a change in the way students are admitted to the city’s most elite public high schools, he was surrounded by dozens of enthusiastic students, union leaders and elected officials, amid signs proclaiming “All Kids Deserve a Chance.”

Noticeably absent were

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/us/politics/trump-affirmative-action-race-schools.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-c

By | July 3rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, Trump administration officials said.

The reversal would restore the policy set during President George

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Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape

By | July 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — Marlon Parada, a construction worker in Los Angeles, already was worried when he got an urgent call from his cousin in Honduras, asking if he would agree to take in the cousin’s 14-year-old daughter. She’d been taken from her mother while attempting to cross the border and detained in Houston,

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Voice Mail From a ‘Concerned American’

By | July 2nd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The voice mail Karen Fang received last week alarmed her — and alarmed many others when she shared it on social media.

The caller, who identified herself as a “concerned American,” was apparently trying to reach someone else at the University of Houston, where Fang is a professor of English. It’s unclear who

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