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ACLU critiques planned LAPD discipline changes

By | November 30th, 2018|Police & Community|

LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles City Council is close to finalizing a new policy for police disciplinary panels to include more regular citizens, the American Civil Liberties Union and some other groups released a report Thursday critical of some of the proposed changes.

The City Council earlier this month voted to have the city’s

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Menial Tasks, Slurs and Swastikas: Many Black Workers at Tesla Say They Faced Racism

By | November 30th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

FREMONT, Calif. — Owen Diaz had seen swastikas in the bathrooms at Tesla’s electric-car plant, and he had tried to ignore racist taunts around the factory.

“You hear, ‘Hey, boy, come here,’ ‘N-i-g-g-e-r,’ you know, all this,” said Mr. Diaz, who is African-American. Then, a few hours into his shift running the

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‘HATE IS JUST EXHAUSTING’: GROWING UP WITH—AND RUNNING AWAY FROM—THE KU KLUX KLAN

By | November 29th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual hate crime report, reporting that the number of hate crimes committed in 2017 was 17 percent higher than the previous year. Although the FBI’s report does not offer any explanation for this increase, the role of white nationalism is apparent, especially when considering

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‘They got me. I’m afraid.’: Swastikas spray-painted on a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia

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

The psychology professor pulled open the heavy oak doors of Horace Mann Hall, which boasts 16-foot ceilings and varnished wood floors, and headed to her fourth-floor office. Filing in behind her were students preparing for a 1:30 p.m. lab meeting Wednesday. As they entered her workspace, they passed a mezuza, a small box containing

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Independent Autopsy of Transgender Asylum Seeker Who Died in ICE Custody Shows Signs of Abuse

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, LGBT, Police & Community|

A transgender woman who died in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency appeared to have been physically abused before her death in May from dehydration, along with complications from H.I.V., according to an independent autopsy released this week.

The finding in the death of the woman, Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez,

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The Number of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S. Has Dropped, a Study Says. Here Are 5 Takeaways

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration|

Shortly after then-candidate Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, he suggested that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States could exceed 30 million. But a new study puts the number far lower and shows a significant decline over more than a decade.

The

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THE NORTH CAROLINA SANCTUARY CHURCH RESIDENT’S ARREST HIGHLIGHTS A GROWING DIVIDE AMONG AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

In North Carolina, the arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week of a man who had been living in a church for nearly a year prompted statewide rallies in his support—and showed once again how the Trump administration’s immigration policy is driving a wedge between Christian communities.

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old man originally from Mexico, lived in the

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Ed Department investigates claims against women’s programs

By | November 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly.

Arguing that campus resource groups for women and women’s studies programs amount to

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New Front in Fight Over Affirmative Action

By | November 16th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Supporters of the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have frequently suggested that the University of California’s campuses provide a model for college admissions. In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209, barring state institutions from considering race and ethnicity in admissions. At the most competitive campuses in the UC system, Asian

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