HOW WHITE IDENTITY SHAPES AMERICAN POLITICS

By | March 22nd, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

President Donald Trump’s supporters tend to get angry when they’re accused of racism. To many liberals, their outrage is laughable: After all, they support a leader whose racist impulses are increasingly difficult to deny.

In fact, though, there’s an excellent chance that many of those supporters aren’t technically racist, in

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Journal Issues Revised Version of Controversial Paper That Questioned Why Some Teens Identify as Transgender

By | March 20th, 2019|LGBT|

Following a review that lasted more than six months, the journal PLOS ONE has published a revised version of a controversial paper by a Brown University researcher on whether social media and the influence of friends lead some teenagers to identify as transgender — a theory that’s been dubbed Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.

The new version

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UNDERSTANDING THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ON INDEFINITE DETENTION OF IMMIGRANTS

By | March 20th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

In 2013, Juan Lozano Magdaleno gave a speech at his daughter’s wedding—or, more accurately, he gave a speech from a detention facility, which his family played, over the phone on speaker, at the wedding reception. At the time, Magdaleno had spent almost five months in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention. Normally, someone like Magdaleno—a 57-year-old grandfather, who

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Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages

By | March 19th, 2019|Immigration|

SAN DIEGO — With Magdalena Lucas Antonio de Pascual and her three children facing deportation, the immigration judge wanted to make sure she understood the charges against her. But even with the help of an interpreter speaking in Q’anjob’al, a Mayan language, Ms. Antonio de Pascual appeared to comprehend little.

“What language

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Hateful Propaganda From White Supremacists Spreads

By | March 15th, 2019|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

White supremacist groups have ramped up their use of propaganda to spread racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic messages, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

The ADL recorded 1,187 incidents of white supremacist propaganda throughout the U.S. in 2018, up from 421 incidents in 2017. The group defines propaganda as the use of fliers, stickers,

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ICE is tracking immigrants with the help of California sanctuary cities, court records show

By | March 13th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

Civil rights groups in California want police and sheriff’s departments to stop sending license plate scanner information to a national private database, saying new public documents show federal immigration agents are using the system in breach of sanctuary state and city laws.

The

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Gov. Gavin Newsom to block California death row executions, close San Quentin execution chamber

By | March 13th, 2019|Police & Community|

Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no prisoner in the state will be executed while he is in office because of a belief that capital punishment is discriminatory, unjust and “inconsistent with

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SCHOOLS THAT EMPHASIZE DIVERSITY PRODUCE HEALTHIER STUDENTS

By | March 12th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

It is well-known that African Americans suffer from higher rates of heart diseasethan their fellow citizens. There is significant, if not conclusive, evidence that racism-driven stress is a likely factor.

Hopeful new research suggests schools can help prevent, or at least delay, the onset of this

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Dilemma for Methodist Colleges

By | March 11th, 2019|Education, LGBT|

When delegates to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted late last month to strengthen the church’s prohibitions on performing same-sex marriages and ordaining gay and lesbian clergy, it was over the opposition of Methodist colleges and universities in the U.S.

The presidents of a group of 93 colleges and universities affiliated with the

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What Poor Kids Want Rich Colleges to Know About Their Experiences

By | March 8th, 2019|Education|

When Zuri Gordon received several thick envelopes in the mail saying she got into highly-selective colleges, she hoped her family would be thrilled. But that’s not how it played out.

“My mother would not care—she would say, ‘You’re not going to go there, we can’t afford that,’” Gordon told an audience at SXSW EDU this week,

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