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Despite progress, California’s teaching force far from reflecting diversity of students

By | April 30th, 2018|Education|

California has a far more racially and ethnically diverse teaching force than it had 20 years ago — and a more diverse one than is the case nationally. About about 1 in 3 of the state’s 305,000 teachers are teachers of color, compared to 1 in 5 teachers across the nation.

But during the same period, California’s

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STATE OF CONFLICT: How a tiny protest at the U. of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics

By | April 30th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The first month of the fall semester had not gone as Hank M. Bounds, president of the University of Nebraska, had hoped. It was shaping up to be a tough budget year, for the school and the state, and he had hoped to press the case for how valuable the university was to the state.

Instead,

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ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship

By | April 27th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans.

But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests based on incomplete government records, bad data and lax investigations, according to a Times review of federal lawsuits, internal ICE documents and

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Making the Case for Test Optional

By | April 27th, 2018|Education|

Each year, more colleges announce that they are ending requirements that applicants submit SAT and ACT scores — joining hundreds of others in the “test-optional” camp. Just this week, Augsburg University in Minnesota made such a shift. The university’s announcement said that the policy had strong faculty support and was seen as

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When Toronto Suspect Said ‘Kill Me,’ an Officer Put Away His Gun

By | April 25th, 2018|Police & Community|

He pointed an object threateningly at Constable Ken Lam, the Toronto police officer who was the first to encounter him as he stepped outside of his rental van.

Constable Lam pulled out his gun and commanded the man, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, identified by the police as the driver

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California Survey on Othering and Belonging: Views on Identity, Race and Politics

By | April 25th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

In December 2017, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and Latino Decisions fielded a statewide public opinion poll to better understand the interaction of Californian’s intergroup and identity perceptions with their attitudes towards several policy goals, social values, and responses to messages based on a strategic narrative.  This

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U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules

By | April 25th, 2018|Immigration|

In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications.

Judge John D.

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New Federal Data Shows How Black Students Are Getting Pushed Out Of School

By | April 25th, 2018|Education|

Black students and students with disabilities routinely receive harsher punishments at school than their peers. But the Education Department is considering eliminating civil rights guidance designed to stymie these disparities ― even as data released Tuesday illustrates the scope of the problem.

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After blackface incident, minority students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo say they don’t feel welcome

By | April 25th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her.

Ramos was the only black person, the young woman said, that she and her mother had seen that day. They asked about the

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CAIR report shows 15 percent increase in hate crimes against American Muslims nationwide

By | April 24th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes targeting American Muslims increased by 15 percent nationwide in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a report released Monday, April 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a trend which members of the advocacy group say is reflected in Southern California.

The report, titled “Targeted,” bears statistics about hate crimes as well

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