Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital

By | October 18th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES — The groundswell over sexual harassment that has rocked Hollywood moved into California’s capital on Tuesday as more than 140 women — including legislators, senior legislative aides and lobbyists — came forward to denounce what they describe as pervasive sexual misconduct by powerful men in the nation’s most influential

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Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

By | October 16th, 2017|Hate Crimes, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has dispatched an experienced federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student last year, a highly unusual move that officials said was personally initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In taking the

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10% of New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

By | October 12th, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing|

The number of homeless students in the New York City public school system rose again last year, according to state data released on Tuesday. The increase pushed the city over a sober milestone: One in every 10 public school students was homeless at some point during the 2016-17 school year.

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Florida’s schools — once integration’s great hope — are resegregating

By | October 12th, 2017|Education|

In the years after the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, many Southern states revolted against school desegregation orders. Not Florida. There, leaders accepted them.

Florida witnessed more dramatic integration than other states, in part because desegregation was allowed — and then embraced — by LeRoy Collins, who was Florida’s governor in the late

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Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By | October 12th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Police & Community|

SUMTER, S.C. — Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.

For

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Inside an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase in Campus White-Supremacist Recruiting

By | October 10th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

ate fliers are appearing on more and more college campuses, largely through the efforts of white-supremacist groups looking to make inroads there. Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, discusses what’s behind the trend, and what college administrators need to understand to confront this tactic….

Read more in The Chronicle

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As the immigration debate ramps up, here are the leading bills already pending in Congress

By | October 10th, 2017|Immigration|

When President Trump withdrew deportation protection for people who illegally came to the United States as children, he tasked Congress with crafting an immigration plan to overhaul the system.

A blueprint deal he reached with Democrats emphasized protecting the so-called Dreamers while beefing up border security to prevent

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White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal

By | October 9th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday delivered to Congress a long list of hard-line immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, imperiling a fledgling bipartisan push to reach a legislative solution.

Before agreeing

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ICE targets ‘sanctuary’ cities, arrests hundreds of undocumented immigrants

By | September 29th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials on Thursday said they’ve targeted sanctuary cities in recent days, arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants in communities the Trump administration says offer limited cooperation with federal authorities.

In all, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 498 people during a four-day national operation that ended Wednesday. Those arrests included 167 people taken

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS AS MUCH OF A THREAT TO U.S. AS ISIS, FBI’S OPEN INVESTIGATIONS SHOW

By | September 28th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) and similar groups, the FBI revealed Wednesday.

Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terrorist groups and another

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