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Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns and Race

By | October 23rd, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

When a group of Cub Scouts met with a Colorado state senator this month, they asked her about some of the most controversial topics in the nation: gun control, the environment, race and the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.

But questions from one Cub

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In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention

By | October 20th, 2017|Police & Community|

ST. LOUIS — Chris Sommers, who runs a chain of successful pizza restaurants here, has long supported both sides in the fierce standoff between police officers and black residents playing out in this city.

He donated to civil rights groups after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown

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A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations

By | October 20th, 2017|Police & Community|

Usually, we behave better when we know we’re being watched. According to decades of research, the presence of other people, cameras or even just a picture of eyes seems to nudge us toward civility: We become more likely to give to charity, for example, and less likely to speed, steal or

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Rising number of racist incidents at Cal State Long Beach

By | October 19th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A racist message was found on the wall in a bathroom at Cal State Long Beach, last week, targeting black students.

The language was so offensive that university president Jane Close Conoley emailed the entire campus to vigorously condemn it….

Read more at 89.3-FM KPCC.

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Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital

By | October 18th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES — The groundswell over sexual harassment that has rocked Hollywood moved into California’s capital on Tuesday as more than 140 women — including legislators, senior legislative aides and lobbyists — came forward to denounce what they describe as pervasive sexual misconduct by powerful men in the nation’s most influential

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Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

By | October 16th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has dispatched an experienced federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student last year, a highly unusual move that officials said was personally initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In taking the

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10% of New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

By | October 12th, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing|

The number of homeless students in the New York City public school system rose again last year, according to state data released on Tuesday. The increase pushed the city over a sober milestone: One in every 10 public school students was homeless at some point during the 2016-17 school year.

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Florida’s schools — once integration’s great hope — are resegregating

By | October 12th, 2017|Education|

In the years after the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, many Southern states revolted against school desegregation orders. Not Florida. There, leaders accepted them.

Florida witnessed more dramatic integration than other states, in part because desegregation was allowed — and then embraced — by LeRoy Collins, who was Florida’s governor in the late

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Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By | October 12th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Police & Community|

SUMTER, S.C. — Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.

For

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Inside an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase in Campus White-Supremacist Recruiting

By | October 10th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

ate fliers are appearing on more and more college campuses, largely through the efforts of white-supremacist groups looking to make inroads there. Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, discusses what’s behind the trend, and what college administrators need to understand to confront this tactic….

Read more in The Chronicle

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