CAHRO’s own Curtiss Takada Rooks on ‘Navigating Intersectionalities of Mixed Race’

By | April 5th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Mixed Race Issues|

Curtiss Takada Rooks discusses how we can navigate and engage our increasing diversity in society. Curtiss Takada Rooks was born in Japan, but moved around quite a lot during his childhood. He’s lived in many states, including Kansas, Texas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He went

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Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

By | April 4th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

BERLIN — Swastikas daubed on a Jewish cemetery in France. An anti-Semitic political campaign by Hungary’s far-right government. Labour lawmakers in Britain quitting their party and citing ingrained anti-Semitism. A Belgian carnival float caricatures Orthodox Jewssitting on bags of money.

And that was just the past

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San Diego lawmakers sue Trump administration as border county cares for 11,000 asylum seekers

By | April 4th, 2019|Immigration|

San Diego County’s Republican-dominated board of supervisors filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, claiming that policy changes in the way the federal government treats asylum seekers have strained the city’s finances and health services.

The Trump administration ended the so-called

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Report: No ‘Crisis’ in Free Speech

By | April 3rd, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A spike in campus activism — some of it directed against speakers whose views offend — has complicated free speech, says a new report. But the landscape is far from disastrous, as politicians, particularly in the Trump administration, depict it.

The 100-page compendium “Chasm in the Classroom: Campus Free Speech in a Divided

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50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

By | April 2nd, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

On cold mornings, Les Goodson shows up early outside the University Club, on a wealthy stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and races two panhandlers he has nicknamed Catman and Pimp-the-Baby for a warm spot in front of a steam vent. He launches into “Take Five” on his saxophone, leaving his case open

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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|LGBTQ+|

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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