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$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

By | January 18th, 2019|Immigration|

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.

He could content himself with a jailhouse diet that he said left him perpetually hungry. Or he could labor in the prison’s kitchen to earn money to buy extra food at the commissary.

Cruz went

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Thousands More Migrant Children Were Probably Taken From Families Than Reported

By | January 17th, 2019|Immigration|

HOUSTON — The Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their parents at the Southern border than was previously believed, according to a report by government inspectors released on Thursday.

The federal government has reported that nearly 3,000 children were forcibly separated from their parents under last year’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy,

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HOW HIGHER EDUCATION IS EVOLVING ITS THINKING AROUND CONTROVERSIAL CAMPUS SPEAKERS

By | January 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The last few years have been explosive ones for American colleges and universities. Student protests over controversial speakers and events—the most extreme example involving white supremacists terrorizing the University of Virginia—seem to have become a standard part of the undergraduate experience. Not since the 1970s has activism been so visible and, as

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WHAT DISABILITY LEADERS WANT TO SEE FROM 2020 CANDIDATES

By | January 16th, 2019|Disability|

On February 4th, 2016, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in their final debate before the New Hampshire Democratic primary. That night, Clinton’s closing statement followed a script that resembled her stump speeches and previous debate appearances: She listed specific groups that experience discrimination and for whom she’s spent her career fighting. Until

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WHY RACIAL ECONOMIC DISPARITY KEEPS GROWING IN THE U.S.

By | January 16th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

As cities across the country gear up for celebrations around the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., a new report offers a sobering reminder that there’s still much work to be done in America on the civil rights front.

The report, released by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive

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Trump citizenship question on 2020 census blocked by court

By | January 15th, 2019|Immigration|

A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

In the first major ruling on the controversial question, Judge Jesse Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered

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‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way.’ Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School.

By | January 15th, 2019|Education|

Over all, girls outperform boys in school. It starts as early as kindergarten. By the time students reach college, women graduate at a higher rate than men.

But there’s an exception. Asian-American boys match the grades of Asian-American girls in elementary school, a new study has

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Is banning trans troops a legal tactic to reverse civil rights?

By | January 14th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the discrimination of trans people, either by banning them from the military or firing them because of their sex, have much more at stake than is often perceived. Chase Strangio, an attorney at ACLU’s LGBT and HIV project, spoke to NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano, explaining that they can

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Did Critics of Programs for Women Win at Tulane?

By | January 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Conservative websites this weekend announced what they said was a major victory in the battle against discrimination against men in higher education.

“Female Lawyer Gets Tulane University to Stop Discriminating Against Men” was the headline on PJ Media. The article says, “Tulane University has agreed to stop financially discriminating against

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‘My Merit and My Blackness Are Fused to Each Other’

By | January 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When a woman told Dan-el Padilla Peralta at a classics conference this month that he had gotten his job at Princeton University only because he’s black — a claim he’s heard before — he felt rage.

He felt rage when he realized that the woman’s attack would divert attention from the paper he had just

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