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‘I Don’t Think We Were Prepared for This Level of Cruelty’

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

This semester, Elissa Steglich’s law students handled two cases of immigrant mothers seeking asylum in the United States, both separated from their young children in the process. One of the children was 18 months old.

Steglich, a clinical professor in the University of Texas School of Law’s Immigration Clinic, has long been involved with family detention

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Federal judge is skeptical of Trump administration arguments against California’s ‘sanctuary’ law

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

A federal judge on Wednesday challenged attorneys for the Trump administration and California over their contrasting views of laws designed to limit the state’s involvement in enforcing federal immigration policy.

In the end, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez seemed to poke a

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

By | June 21st, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.

The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop

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Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump returned to his tough talk and demands for changes in immigration laws a day after he retreated from his hard-line position of separating immigrant children from their families, capitulating to intense political pressure.

The president tweeted demands on Thursday — change the

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Making ‘The Case for Colonialism,’ Anew

By | June 21st, 2018|Education|

Eight months after it was withdrawn from Third World Quarterly amid threats to its author and the journal’s editor and questions about why it was published in the first place, an article arguing in favor of colonialism has been published again.

The National Association of Scholars said this month that Bruce Gilley’s “The Case

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White People Need Diversity, Too

By | June 20th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

At my university and many others, “diversity” is like Frank’s RedHot sauce, “they put that sh*t on everything!”

It is drenched on mission and value statements. It is mixed into committees and task forces established to examine the ills facing Black and Brown students on campus. A few dabs are added to million-dollar projects to assess

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A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’

By | June 19th, 2018|Immigration|

Some youngsters retreat entirely, their eyes empty, bodies limp, their isolation a wall of defiance. Others cannot sit still: watchful, hyperactive, ever uncertain.

Some compulsively jump into the laps of strangers, or grab their legs and hold on for life. And some children, somehow, move past a sudden separation from their parents,

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Leaked Memo From Conservative Group Cautions Students to Stay Away From Turning Point USA

By | June 18th, 2018|Education|

In its six years of existence, Turning Point USA has repeatedly been accused of engaging in half-truths and unethical behavior — whether secretly funneling money to student-government candidates or placing college faculty members on a poorly researched (and arguably McCarthyesque) Professor Watchlist.

None of that has slowed the meteoric rise of the conservative group

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In Court Battle Over Harvard Admissions, Plaintiffs Allege University Ignored ‘Negative Effects’ on Asian-Americans

By | June 18th, 2018|Education|

Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian-American applicants and engages in racial balancing when choosing its undergraduate classes, according to legal documents filed in federal court on Friday by a nonprofit organization challenging the institution’s admissions policies. The group also said Harvard has ignored evidence that its admissions practices had “negative effects” on Asian-American students.

In a

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