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‘White Supremacists Are Targeting College Campuses Like Never Before’

By | February 1st, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White-supremacist propaganda at colleges increased by 258 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, affecting 216 campuses across the nation, according to a study released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

For just the fall-2017 semester, the organization found 147 incidents of white-supremacist fliers, stickers, banners, or posters on campuses — up

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Texas Lawmakers Weigh the Limits of Free Speech on Campus

By | February 1st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Rudy Martinez was used to seeing racist fliers cropping up on the campus of Texas State University, but this one was particularly jarring. It featured a photo of him, along with his name, phone number, and his employer’s number beneath the headline “He wants you dead!”

The senior had recently been fired as an editorial writer

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Should Students Be Expelled for Posting Racist Videos?

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Wake Forest University announced this week that a student is no longer enrolled there after posting a video in which she referred to her residential adviser with a racial slur. Just days before, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa expelled a student after she posted a video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Higher education is headed for a supply and demand crisis

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

During a recent assembly at the elementary school my two daughters attend, a visitor asked how many children planned to go to college. Nearly every hand in the room shot up.

Colleges better hope those kids were being honest because, a decade from now when they are applying to school, the outlook for enrollment in higher

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Bill Would Require Stronger Campus Hate-Crime Reporting

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s public colleges and universities would be required to develop stronger policies for reporting and documenting campus hate crimes and bias incidents under a measure introduced in the General Assembly on Friday in response to the stabbing of a Black Bowie State University student at the University of Maryland.

Democratic Delegate Angela

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Tolerance takes a hit: Americans less accepting of LGBT people in 2017, survey shows

By | January 26th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

For the first time in four years, Americans are less accepting of LGBT people, a survey finds — a setback activists say is stunning but not unexpected after a turbulent 2017.

Fewer than half of non-LGBT adults — 49% — said they were “very” or “somewhat” comfortable around LGBT people in certain scenarios, according

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Less cooperation with ICE? LA County’s sheriff oversight panel could recommend it

By | January 26th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Ideas to further limit cooperation between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officials were met with cheers and jeers from community members Thursday at a civilian oversight meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

The recent passage of Senate Bill 54, sometimes referred to as a “sanctuary state” law, already limits the ability of

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Most Americans Want Legal Status for ‘Dreamers.’ These People Don’t.

By | January 25th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

For Pav Sterry of Columbus, Ohio, legalizing any undocumented immigrants — even those who came as children without a choice in the matter — is just plain wrong.

Huy Pham of St. Paul believes any concessions for the so-called Dreamers will unleash another tidal wave of illegal

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Trump Says He Is Open to a Path to Citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

By | January 25th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he is open to a path to citizenship after 10 to 12 years for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, days after rejecting a bipartisan plan with that as its centerpiece.

Mr. Trump

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Trump to overhaul HHS office, shield health workers with moral objections

By | January 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

The Trump administration on Thursday will announce an overhaul of the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don’t want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections.

Under a proposed rule — which has

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