Report Shows Economic Gaps and Racial Inequality Persist

By | October 18th, 2019|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

A new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce  details the persistent educational and economic disparities between Whites, African-Americans and Latinos.

“The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos” offers a blunt commentary on persistent inequality along with a challenge

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40% of Muslim students surveyed in California say they’ve been bullied at school, report finds

By | October 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Ahlam Elabed’s son has been called a “terrorist,” mocked and humiliated at Redlands High School because he is Muslim, she said.

Her son’s classmates mocked him with chants of “Allahu Akbar” and pulled his pants down in PE class, Elabed said, speaking Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Council for American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Anaheim office.

CAIR’s California chapter

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LAPD searches blacks and Latinos more. But they’re less likely to have contraband than whites

By | October 8th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Los Angeles police officers search blacks and Latinos far more often than whites during traffic stops, even though whites are more likely to be found with illegal items, a Times analysis has found.

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The ‘OK’ Hand Gesture Is Now Listed As A Symbol Of Hate

By | September 26th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The “OK” hand gesture, commonly seen as a way of indicating that all is well, has now been classified as something else: a symbol of hate. On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization, added 36 symbols to its “Hate on Display” database including the index finger-to-thumb sign that in some corners of

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Hate crimes in L.A. County, still on the rise, reach highest point in nearly a decade

By | September 26th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Despite a slight dip in the overall number of hate crimes reported statewide, the number of such targeted crimes in Los Angeles County increased last year, reaching its highest point in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations.

Black and LGBTQ individuals were those most frequently targeted,

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Train station experiment reveals one way to counteract bias against Muslims

By | August 7th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

An experiment conducted in German train stations involving paper cups and escaping oranges has found that people are less likely to help a woman if she appears to be Muslim — but they’re more likely to help that same woman if she somehow proves that she shares their social values.

The findings, described in the Proceedings

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