ISLAMOPHOBIC INCIDENTS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE SKYROCKETED UNDER TRUMP

By | August 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Islamophobic incidents in California are skyrocketing under the administration of President Donald Trump, according to a report released Wednesday by the Council on American Islamic Relations advocacy group. Analysts say the sobering new numbers indicate how xenophobic rhetoric and policy from on high inspire hate at the grassroots level, even in a state like California,

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BLACK COPS ARE JUST AS LIKELY AS WHITE COPS TO KILL BLACK SUSPECTS

By | August 9th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

When a white police officer fatally shoots a black man, angry acquaintances often assume the tragedy was triggered by a racist cop.

New research reports that, while some officers may by driven by personal prejudice, the bias that can serve as a catalyst for killings is more institutional than individual.

“White officers do not kill black suspects

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn’t Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

By | August 8th, 2018|Police & Community|

For more than 15 years, Oakland’s police department has been under federal oversight following a police abuse and racial profiling scandal.

As part of a negotiated settlement in 2003, the city agreed to work toward sweeping police reforms. The Riders Settlement mandated ongoing monitoring of the department, including the collection of data on police stops and

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Hate crimes are down overall in Los Angeles this year, but violent hate crimes are trending up

By | August 8th, 2018|Hate Crimes|

After a few years of sharp double-digit increases, the city of Los Angeles saw hate crimes decline by 6.8 percent in the first half of 2018, according the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

However, violent hate crimes bucked that overall drop, rising 8.3 percent, increasing from 72

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Diversity Officers Grapple with Efforts to Professionalize Role

By | August 8th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Concerns about the legitimacy of the institutional chief diversity officer (CDO) have frequently prompted conversations about the need to professionalize the role. As recently as this year, organizations like the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) are making headway in elevating the role as an efficient institutional change agent.

At this year’s Standards

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What Does This Professor Know About Conspiracy Theorists That We Don’t?

By | August 7th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Joseph Uscinski is a wanted man.

At least, he has been since last week, when the presence of a bunch of people wearing “Q” T-shirts at a Trump rally catapulted a bizarre conspiracy theory from the fringes of the internet to the center of the news. (The theory is hard to parse, but suffice it to

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A year after Charlottesville, many white supremacists are keeping a lower profile

By | August 6th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A year ago, white supremacists were ready for a big show of unity in Charlottesville.

Hundreds traveled to the city for a rally in support of their belief that white people are superior. But the gathering quickly became violent, and an anti-racism protester was killed when a car rammed into a crowd.

Since then, many supporters of

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Bank of America asked member for proof of citizenship and may ask you, too

By | July 31st, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Josh Collins and wife Jessica Salazar Collins were mystified: Why would the Bank of America, where they’ve banked since the early 2000s, suddenly ask questions about Josh’s citizenship?

He was born in Wichita, Kan.

So this thoroughly American couple ignored a form that the bank mailed them about a month ago asking, among other things, whether Josh

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Trump Is Putting Indelible Conservative Stamp on Judiciary

By | July 31st, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — With another judge expected to be confirmed Tuesday by the Senate, President Trump and Senate Republicans are leaving an ever-expanding imprint on the judiciary, nudging powerful appeals courts rightward through a determined effort to nominate and confirm a steady procession of young conservative jurists.

The confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme

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Program Aims to Improve Law Enforcement and Community Relations

By | July 31st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

With community and police relations going from a simmer to a boil in many cities around the country, a San Diego philanthropist has created a program that brings together three universities, law enforcement agencies and the public for focus groups followed by attendance at sporting events.

San Diego State University, the University of San Diego

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