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Education for All… Even a ‘Nazi’?

By | September 27th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Marc Johnson can recall just three times in his life when the news changed everything: the Friday afternoon in November 1963 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated; the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001; and the Saturday night in August 2017 when he looked down at his phone and saw a wire-service

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A NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULE ON PUBLIC BENEFITS COULD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

By | September 26th, 2018|Immigration|

Under longstanding immigration law, an immigrant seeking permanent status or entry to the United States must prove she is not a “public charge,” or dependent on the government. Now, the Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would expand this test to include programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

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Suspensions in California schools drop, but trouble spots remain

By | September 24th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

What youth and civil rights advocates have called a decades-long suspension epidemic in California schools is showing signs of subsiding, with a new report finding that suspensions have dropped significantly across all student groups over a recent five-year period.

But alarming levels of lost days of instruction from suspensions remain, especially among African-Americans, Native Americans and students with

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This Agency Tried to Fix the Race Gap in Juvenile Justice. Then Came Trump

By | September 21st, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

For two decades, the number of children behind bars in the U.S. has been on the decline—but the racial disparity has been dramatically worsening, with black youth several times more likely than their white counterparts to be incarcerated.

A little-known Justice Department agency is supposed to tackle this problem: the Office of

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AT UC-BERKELEY, A PLAN TO WELCOME UNDERSERVED STUDENTS PROVOKES THE IRE OF ONE ASIAN-AMERICAN GROUP

By | September 21st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

An Asian-American student advocacy group has accused the University of California–Berkeley of enacting racially conscious admissions policies that the group says would disadvantage Asian-American applicants, a charge the university has rejected as baseless. The standoff comes amid a lawsuit involving similar allegations against Harvard University, which many decry as a bid by conservatives to undercut access

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Walking on Campus… While Black

By | September 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

On Friday morning, the tip line at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst received an anonymous call:

“A gentleman, African American, bald, red/white pinstripe shirt, dark khakis, large duffel bag on the right shoulder, hanging off a strap, very heavy hanging on the ground, seemed very agitated, walking up the ramp, into Whitmore

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Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules

By | September 14th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Girls have been told they can be anything they want to be, and it shows. They are seizing opportunities closed to previous generations — in science, math, sports and leadership.

But they’re also getting another message: What they look like matters more than any of that.

Boys seem to have been

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Scholars Believe Supreme Court Likely to End Affirmative Action with Kavanaugh

By | September 14th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Scholars from coast to coast expect the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – and they expect him to help end affirmative action by ruling against it in cases that reach the high court.

Affirmative action programs and policies, enacted by U.S. public and private institutions dating back to the

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Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

By | September 13th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United

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