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Segregation has soared in America’s schools as federal leaders largely looked away

By | July 8th, 2019|Education|

Nearly 50 years have passed since Kamala Harris joined the legions of children bused to schools in distant neighborhoods as the United States attempted to integrate its racially segregated public schools.

Yet the consequences of racial and economic segregation remain a fact of daily life for millions of black and Latino children….

Los Angeles Times

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Hate crimes targeting Jews and Latinos increased in California in 2018, report says

By | July 5th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Despite a slight decline in the overall number of hate crimes reported statewide, incidents targeting Latinos and Jewish people in California surged last year, an uptick experts have blamed on vitriolic rhetoric over immigration and emboldened hate groups.

Anti-Semitic hate crimes surged 21%. There were 104 hate crimes against Jews reported in 2017. A year later,

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Hispanics with darker skin are more likely to experience discrimination than those with lighter skin

By | July 5th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

About six-in-ten U.S. Hispanic adults (58%) say they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, though their experiences vary by skin color, according to a recently released Pew Research Center survey.

About two-thirds of Hispanics with darker skin colors (64%) report they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly regularly

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Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

By | July 2nd, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”…

ProPublica

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Migrants contemplate dangerous crossings despite border deaths and detention conditions

By | July 1st, 2019|Immigration|

Some migrant families this weekend contemplated crossing the swirling Rio Grande from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. despite several recent drowning deaths.

Cuban migrant Viviana Martinez was considering the dangerous crossing with her husband and 1-year-old son. She’s five months pregnant

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California set to be first state to protect black people from natural hair discrimination

By | June 27th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Kari Williams has worked to make her natural hair salon a refuge for black Angelenos, including those who’ve felt pressured to alter their hairstyles to hold on to a job.

Some customers have asked her to cut their locs — short for dreadlocks

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White Supremacist Propaganda Nearly Doubles on Campus in 2017-18 Academic Year

By | June 27th, 2019|Education, Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

ADL’s Center on Extremism continues to track a growing number of white supremacist propaganda efforts targeting college campuses, including the distribution of racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic fliers, stickers, banners and posters. The 2017-18 data shows a 77 percent increase of incidents from the previous academic year, with 292 cases reported, compared to

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To protect and slur: Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

By | June 14th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups on Facebook, a Reveal investigation has found.

These cops have worked at every level of American law enforcement, from tiny, rural sheriff’s departments to the largest agencies in the country, such as the

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The Murderer Was Full of Hate. But Did He Commit a Hate Crime?

By | June 12th, 2019|Hate Crimes|

DURHAM, N.C. — He hated religion. He hated rule breakers. He hated people who parked in his spot.

The man at the center of a case that caused a worldwide furor four years ago over anti-Muslim violence was filled with so much hate that he shot and killed three of his neighbors, all students of Middle

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