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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

By | April 19th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.

He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were

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ICE enforcement ends in death of farmworkers, leaving anger and questions

By | April 19th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Celestino Hilario Garcia, his eyes bloodshot and his voice raw, struggled to explain that his brother’s and sister-in-law’s deaths were not his fault.

A month ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had trained their sights on Santos Hilario Garcia. In the early morning darkness, they followed in two black Jeeps as he and his wife, Marcelina

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Anger spreads over police killing of black man in Walmart parking lot in Barstow

By | April 19th, 2018|Police & Community|

At a Walmart parking lot in Barstow earlier this month, shoppers ducked for cover as police opened fire on a black man inside a car.

When the confrontation ended, Diante Yarber was dead in a fusillade of what some witnesses counted as 30

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Starbucks Arrests, Outrageous to Some, Are Everyday Life for Others

By | April 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

PHILADELPHIA — The video of the police arresting two black men in a Starbucks, viewed more than 10 million times online, quickly prompted a full-blown crisis: accusations of racism, protests both in and around the cafe, and a corporate apology on “Good Morning America.”

But to some

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When Racism Roils a Campus, Colleges Respond. Will Students Be Satisfied?

By | April 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Colleges have been besieged by one racist incident after another in the past two years, and they have spent that time developing a common strategy for dealing with the immediate fallout. One mainstay: Respond publicly.

But what determines whether that response will resonate with aggrieved students?

The best predictor may be how satisfied students already are with

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Racist Terror Plot, or Just Idle Talk? Kansas Trial Hinges on the Answer

By | April 16th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

WICHITA, Kan. — The militia members talked about attacks on President Barack Obama and members of Congress, a federal agent recounted in court. They discussed burning down churches whose members helped refugees settle in western Kansas. They mulled killing landlords who rented to Muslims.

In the end,

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Where Colleges Recruit … and Where They Don’t

By | April 16th, 2018|Education|

Stories abound this year about how top colleges are overwhelmed with applications and have no problem filling their classes. For elite public and private institutions, there is truth in those statements. Large shares of their applicants don’t need to be recruited.

But for many colleges, reaching out to students in person at high school events is

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Justice Dept. Can’t Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration, Judge Rules

By | April 13th, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department cannot require that local police departments help immigration agents in order to receive federal funding, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling is a significant victory for local governments that have opposed the Trump administration’s stance on immigration and vowed to stay out of enforcement

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Focus on Diversity at Community Colleges

By | April 13th, 2018|Education|

For many two-year institutions, it didn’t take a racist incident, protest or controversial guest speaker to jump-start efforts to promote more diverse and inclusive campus environments.

Many community colleges are heralded for having diverse student populations. But that perception hasn’t made them complacent, especially as many go beyond their campuses and see cultural clashes happening in

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