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LA County sees spike in reported hate crimes against Latinos, blacks

By | October 19th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes against black victims reported in Los Angeles County rose 15 percent last year after a significant decline the previous year, while crimes targeting Latinos rose 16 percent, according to a new report.

The number of total hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County rose 5 percent in 2017 to 508, according to the report

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Quoting CAHRO’s Brian Levin: ‘Swastikas in gift wrap’: NBC accused of helping white-nationalist group sanitize its racism

By | October 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

NBC’s “Today” show ran a segment about a white nationalist group on Wednesday that seemed designed to raise concerns.

“We are telling this story to pull back the curtain so parents and college students are aware that these groups are out there,” correspondent Peter Alexander said before the segment, which was billed as “a

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Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

By | October 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy.

“Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,”

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‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

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

Zyahna Bryant and Trinity Hughes, high school seniors, have been friends since they were 6, raised by blue-collar families in this affluent college town. They played on the same T-ball and softball teams, and were in the same church group.

But like many African-American children in Charlottesville, Trinity lived on the south

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Harvard Admissions Trial Opens With Arguments Focused on Diversity

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

Harvard University defended its race-conscious admissions policy in a crowded courtroom in Boston on Monday, pushing back against claims that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. It was the first day of a trial that has come to represent that latest front in the country’s fight over affirmative action in college admissions.

The university was accused

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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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