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ICE is tracking immigrants with the help of California sanctuary cities, court records show

By | March 13th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

Civil rights groups in California want police and sheriff’s departments to stop sending license plate scanner information to a national private database, saying new public documents show federal immigration agents are using the system in breach of sanctuary state and city laws.

The

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Gov. Gavin Newsom to block California death row executions, close San Quentin execution chamber

By | March 13th, 2019|Police & Community|

Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no prisoner in the state will be executed while he is in office because of a belief that capital punishment is discriminatory, unjust and “inconsistent with

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SCHOOLS THAT EMPHASIZE DIVERSITY PRODUCE HEALTHIER STUDENTS

By | March 12th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

It is well-known that African Americans suffer from higher rates of heart diseasethan their fellow citizens. There is significant, if not conclusive, evidence that racism-driven stress is a likely factor.

Hopeful new research suggests schools can help prevent, or at least delay, the onset of this

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Dilemma for Methodist Colleges

By | March 11th, 2019|Education, LGBTQ+|

When delegates to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted late last month to strengthen the church’s prohibitions on performing same-sex marriages and ordaining gay and lesbian clergy, it was over the opposition of Methodist colleges and universities in the U.S.

The presidents of a group of 93 colleges and universities affiliated with the

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What Poor Kids Want Rich Colleges to Know About Their Experiences

By | March 8th, 2019|Education|

When Zuri Gordon received several thick envelopes in the mail saying she got into highly-selective colleges, she hoped her family would be thrilled. But that’s not how it played out.

“My mother would not care—she would say, ‘You’re not going to go there, we can’t afford that,’” Gordon told an audience at SXSW EDU this week,

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Equal Protection for Trans Students

By | March 7th, 2019|Education, LGBTQ+|

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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