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#MeToo Called for an Overhaul. Are Workplaces Really Changing?

By | March 23rd, 2018|Employment & Housing|

Women have spoken. Men have fallen. Corporations are nervous. But are American workplaces making real progress in curbing sexual harassment?

Five months after allegations against Harvey Weinstein led to the mass baring of past secrets, the focus is turning to the future. Government is stepping up efforts:

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Hate Groups Are Growing Under Trump

By | March 22nd, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

According to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups has been increasing rapidly since 2000. Heidi Beirich, director of the Center’s Intelligence Project, links the rise in recruitment to the 2000 census that predicted whites would be a minority by 2042. Beirich says there’s been another spike following the election

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Sex Trafficking Bill Heads to Trump, Over Silicon Valley Concerns

By | March 22nd, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation that strengthens the policing of sex trafficking, over the opposition of many internet companies. Lawmakers are trying to catch up to the reality of prostitution long after the bartering of children and adults moved from the streets to the web.

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Report Card: States Fail High-Achieving Low-Income Students

By | March 22nd, 2018|Education|

States have made little progress in supporting high-achieving, low-income students, according to a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Released this week, the second edition of the report “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities” issued several recommendations for states to promote educational excellence and close income-based “excellence gaps.”

Read more in Diverse

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Waiting List: California Leads In Educating the Incarcerated

By | March 22nd, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

California leads the nation in offering college opportunities to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, according to a recent joint study by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and The Opportunity Institute.

As of fall 2017, nearly 4,500 incarcerated state prison inmates in California were enrolled in face-to-face community college classes in 34 of the state’s 35 prisons,

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Can tiny Los Alamitos take on California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ movement?

By | March 21st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The small Orange County suburb of Los Alamitos has picked a big fight with California by passing a resolution saying it wants nothing to do with “sanctuary state” laws aimed at protecting people here illegally from President Trump’s promised immigration crackdown.

Now comes

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Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

By | March 19th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.

White boys who grow

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San Diego Community College District Models Support for Men of Color

By | March 15th, 2018|Education|

San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) has strategically increased its support of Hispanic and Black men in the last few years, making the district a leader in improving outcomes for the historically underserved groups.

Through programs such as Mesa Academy/Umoja, Puente, Hermanos Unidos/Brothers United (HUBU) and the Extended Opportunity Program and Services, the district engages

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White Supremacists Are Increasingly Using Public Banners

By | March 15th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White supremacists are increasingly hanging banners in public places, such as from highway overpasses and rooftops, to promote their views, according to a report released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

“While white supremacists have been using banners for some time, the number of banners deployed in the

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National School Walkout: Thousands Protest Against Gun Violence Across the U.S.

By | March 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

A month ago, hundreds of teenagers ran for their lives from the hallways and classrooms of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff had been shot to death.

On Wednesday, driven by the conviction that they should never have to run from guns

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