CALIFORNIA CITIES ARE ENDING ICE DETENTION CONTRACTS, BUT IMMIGRANTS MIGHT NOT GO FREE

By | May 29th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

Ever since Nancy Torres’ son was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in November of 2017, he has been detained in California’s Orange County, not far from Torres’ home in El Monte. Though the past year and a half has been difficult, she’s tried to visit him whenever she can, and she was grateful when

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The Hidden Harms of Racial Bullying

By | May 23rd, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES – ANEESAH can still see the flag in her fourth-grade classroom.

“It’s how they taught us to be American,” she says, “by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.”

But Aneesah says she didn’t feel very American – or very accepted – in that room. She felt scared.

Aneesah was the only Muslim student at her Southern California

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THE FATAL SHOOTING OF MUHLAYSIA BOOKER IS PART OF A LARGER TREND OF VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK TRANS WOMEN

By | May 21st, 2019|Hate Crimes, LGBTQ+|

The Dallas Police Department announced on Sunday that it had found a body early Saturday morning while responding to reports of a shooting. The department later identified the victim as Muhlaysia Booker, age 23.

Booker is one of five transgender women who have been killed in 2019. All five victims were black women, the Human Rights

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE CAMPUS FREE SPEECH DEBATES?

By | May 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

In late March Amherst College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion—hoping to spark discussion over how students discuss matters such as “identity, privilege, oppression, and inclusion”—released a guide to its student body called the “Common Language Guide.” The email containing the report explained how “This project emerged out of a need to come to a common

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‘It’s Like the Wild West’: Sexual Assault Victims Struggle in K-12 Schools

By | May 16th, 2019|Education|

WINCHESTER, Va. — Nausea had consumed her as her attacker pinned her arms down at a park, forced her first kiss upon her, and tried to take off her pants at the tender age of 14, and nausea resurfaced every time she saw him in the hallways of her high school.

For a year, the girl

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‘Threatening the Future’: The High Stakes of Deepening School Segregation

By | May 16th, 2019|Education|

The 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education approaches on May 17, but fights over school segregation, rather than decreasing, are becoming more common. Cities like New York and San Francisco are debating how to assign students to schools in ways that foster classroom diversity, and school secession movements — in which parents seek

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Majority of Americans Believe Race Shouldn’t Be a Factor in Hiring, Pew Study Finds

By | May 16th, 2019|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

A new report finds Americans largely value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, but not always when it involves career advancement.

The Pew Research Center recently released a study that followed the social and demographic trends of 6,637 adults in the United States. The study found that 75 percent of adults believed it is “very

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Supreme Court Could Change Abortion Rights Without the Alabama Law

By | May 15th, 2019|Women's Issues|

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights are at risk at the Supreme Court, but the short-term threat may not come from extreme laws like the one passed by Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday.

The court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is more likely to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion established in 1973 in

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Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?

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

A lot of research has shown that there’s no causal connection between immigration and crime in the United States. But after one such study was reported on jointly by The Marshall Project and The Upshot last year, readers had one major complaint: Many argued

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How Colleges Use 6-Word Stories About Race as a Teaching Tool

By | May 10th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When librarians at Wayne State University learned about the Race Card Project, Kristen Chinery, a reference archivist at its Walter P. Reuther Library, was excited.

As chair of the Wayne State libraries’ diversity and inclusion council, Chinery thought that participating in the project, which collects people’s six-word submissions about their experience or observations of race,

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