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Newman officer’s killing stirs a familiar fear: ‘I hope to God the suspect isn’t Latino’

By | January 11th, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The procession of police cars worked its way through the Central Valley, escorting the body of Ronil Singh for his final watch in this small town.

The silver hearse swept past ads for farm equipment, campaign signs for a Republican congressman who narrowly

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Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

By | January 11th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

The American Psychological Association has released several guides for psychologists who work with people belonging to certain groups — members of ethnic and linguistic minorities, for example, or women and girls.

It did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm. But in

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Blaze Bernstein’s killing one year later: How his death has impacted Orange County and beyond

By | January 10th, 2019|Hate Crimes, LGBTQ+|

On Jan. 10, 2018, Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators found 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein’s body in a shallow grave near Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch.

Officials determined he had been stabbed 20 times, killed in an act of rage. Bernstein was gay and Jewish, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor.

And for most of 2018, a year

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Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump

By | January 10th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys.

Francis Huang of the University of Missouri and Dewey Cornell of the University of Virginia used data

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On the Border, Little Enthusiasm for a Wall: ‘We Have Other Problems That Need Fixing’

By | January 9th, 2019|Immigration|

COLUMBUS, N.M. — Just minutes from the border in rural New Mexico, the Borderland Cafe in the village of Columbus serves burritos and pizza to local residents, Border Patrol agents and visitors from other parts of the country seeking a glimpse of life on the frontier. The motto painted on the wall

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Scholars: Don’t Conflate Pro-Palestine with Anti-Semitism

By | January 9th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi took to Twitter to express his outrage following the recent decision by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) Board of Directors to rescind scholar-activist Dr. Angela Davis’ invitation to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award.

“When we do not have the courage to honor our greatest freedom fighters, we should

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How Phoenix Explains a Rise in Police Violence: It’s the Civilians’ Fault

By | December 10th, 2018|Police & Community|

PHOENIX — All Marco Zepeda, a 44-year-old blind man, wanted to do when he went inside a convenience store last June was use the bathroom.

But as he tried to find his way, the police report said, Mr. Zepeda had the misfortune of walking near a police officer using

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A Surge of Anti-Semitism

By | December 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The reports of the Jewish psychology professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, who walked into her office in late November to find bloodred swastikas and a slur, “Yid,” painted on her walls drew widespread attention and shock from the public.

After all, the episode came only a month after the fatal shooting at the Tree of

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WHAT A LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT MEANS FOR LOCAL POLICE REFORM

By | December 5th, 2018|Police & Community|

Last month, a video was released of two police officers in Elkhart, Indiana, repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in the face. The episode was just the latest in a long-troubled police department where nearly all of its supervisors have disciplinary records.

This is the sort of problem that Congress sought

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He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

By | December 3rd, 2018|Immigration|

Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown.

Mr. Sanchez has

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