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A Hate Crime Exposes Deeper Rifts Between Asian Americans

By | August 9th, 2017|Hate Crimes|

Of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant actions, the best known are the barring of immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries, and the rounding up and deporting of undocumented immigrants, even those without criminal records or those who came to the United States as children. Now Trump has proposed slashing the number of legal immigrants, restricting family

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‘We don’t feel OK here’: Detainee deaths, suicide attempts and hunger strikes plague California immigration facility

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

Alexander Burgos Mejia was in his bunk at the Adelanto Detention Facility on a Tuesday evening in July when he heard a guard scream.

Walking into a common room, Burgos Mejia saw a man hanging from the second floor with a bedsheet around his neck, he recalled in an interview. A female guard was trying to

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LA leader to Feds: ‘We’ll have to sue’ if you don’t clarify new sanctuary rules

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

Los Angeles could be barred from receiving an annual federal grant that goes toward fighting gang crime because of new Justice Department requirements on illegal immigration, with City Attorney Mike Feuer saying Monday the city might file a lawsuit if those requirements aren’t clarified by the end of the week.

Feuer sent a letter to Department

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Sessions Scolds Chicago for Suing Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Threat

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel sued the Justice Department on Monday over President Trump’s threat to cut off federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago, calling it an attack against public safety and the city’s conscience.

Hours later, Attorney General

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Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech

By | August 8th, 2017|Employment & Housing|

SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Monday fired a software engineer who wrote an internal memo that questioned the company’s diversity efforts and argued that the low number of women in technical positions was a result of biological differences instead of discrimination.

The memo, called “Google’s Ideological Echo

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Texas Transgender Bathroom Bill Falters Amid Mounting Opposition

By | August 8th, 2017|LGBT|

AUSTIN, Tex. — With little more than a week left in Texas’ 30-day special legislative session, a barrage of corporate advertising and activism has the potential to sink legislation restricting transgender bathroom use that has been a flash point in the state’s culture wars.

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Affirmative Action Policies Evolve, Achieving Their Own Diversity

By | August 7th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Just a year ago, after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions program by a single swing vote, the question seemed to be edging, at last, toward an answer: Colleges could, the justices ruled, consider race when deciding whom to let

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Attorney general threatens to punish Stockton, San Bernardino and other ‘sanctuary cities’

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

In another move to pressure cities into cooperating with immigration enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice threatened Thursday to withhold crime-fighting help from four cities — including two in California — if they refuse to help federal agents target jail inmates suspected of being in the country illegally.

But the

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LA sheriff fears Trump ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown could cost county $132 million

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he has been lobbying President Donald Trump’s administration to avoid potentially losing out on as much as $132 million in federal law enforcement grants over the next three years due to the department’s immigration policies.

During recent trips to Washington D.C., McDonnell said he has met with U.S. Attorney

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Targets of Internet Outrage

By | August 4th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Many professors who have expressed their views about race and politics this year have found themselves targets of both the left and right. Nothing is too abstrusely academic, it seems, to seed an attack campaign fueled by websites that surveil social media to find gotcha-worthy gems. The Professor Watch List, for one, created last

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