New Graduation Requirement: Patriotism

By | October 26th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Quick quiz: Where is Omaha Beach?

If your answer was Normandy, France, the site of the D-Day landings, you’re correct. But Jerry Davis is worried that kids these days might wager Nebraska.

That’s why the College of the Ozarks, where Davis is president, has launched a new required course for freshmen — dubbed Patriotic Education and Fitness

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Top public universities are shutting out poor students, report says

By | October 26th, 2017|Education|

Graduating from a selective college can help low-income students climbthe economic ladder, but many of the nation’s top public universities are turning their backs on the group.

Since the late 1990s, almost two-thirds of selective public universities have reduced the share of students they enroll who come from families earning less than $37,000 a year, according to a report released Thursday

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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it,” said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of

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Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America believe that discrimination exists against their own group, across many areas of people’s daily lives, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The poll asked a wide range of questions about where Americans

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How Black Americans See Discrimination

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

One of the paradoxes of racial discrimination is the way it can remain obscured even to the people to whom it’s happening. Here is an example: In an ambitious, novel studyconducted by the Urban Institute a few years ago, researchers sent actors with similar financial credentials to the same real estate or rental offices

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I Accidentally Turned My Dad In to Immigration Services

By | October 25th, 2017|Immigration|

This month my father and I drove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial, Colo., for a routine visit. I offered to drive because my dad was too nervous and excited to take the wheel. “How long have we waited for this day?” he asked me. He

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N.A.A.C.P. Warns Black Passengers Against Flying on American Airlines

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday warned African-Americans to exercise caution when traveling on American Airlines, citing a pattern of “disrespectful” and “discriminatory” behavior from the company.

The organization’s warning came in the form of a travel advisory that described four recent times when black passengers were said to

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Expectations, Race and College Success

By | October 24th, 2017|Education|

Near the beginning of a new study on racial attitudes and college attainment, the authors note the story of Desiree Martinez, who attended a high school in a low-income part of Los Angeles and longed to enroll at the University of California, Los Angeles. She confided her ambitions to a teacher. The teacher frowned and

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California could lose big money if DACA recipients aren’t allowed to work

By | October 23rd, 2017|Immigration|

California stands to lose billions of dollars if DACA recipients are removed from the state’s workforce.

The USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress use new interactive data to break down the number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients living in each U.S. congressional district.

The

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