THE NORTH CAROLINA SANCTUARY CHURCH RESIDENT’S ARREST HIGHLIGHTS A GROWING DIVIDE AMONG AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

In North Carolina, the arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week of a man who had been living in a church for nearly a year prompted statewide rallies in his support—and showed once again how the Trump administration’s immigration policy is driving a wedge between Christian communities.

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old man originally from Mexico, lived in the

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Ed Department investigates claims against women’s programs

By | November 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly.

Arguing that campus resource groups for women and women’s studies programs amount to

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New Front in Fight Over Affirmative Action

By | November 16th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Supporters of the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have frequently suggested that the University of California’s campuses provide a model for college admissions. In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209, barring state institutions from considering race and ethnicity in admissions. At the most competitive campuses in the UC system, Asian

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JEFF SESSIONS’ LAST ACT: PREVENTING THE DOJ FROM INVESTIGATING DISCRIMINATORY POLICE DEPARTMENTS

By | November 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Jeff Sessions hides emotion poorly—his face is reflexively expressive—and last Wednesday night, it betrayed a mixed set of sentiments as he stepped out of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in downtown Washington, D.C. He had the stunned appearance of a hostage emerging out of an underground prison for the

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Hate Crimes on Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show

By | November 15th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The killing of Richard Collins III stands out among the hate crimes documented in statistics released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Collins, a black Army lieutenant, was fatally stabbed by another college student just three days before he was set to graduate from Maryland’s Bowie State University in May 2017. His death was

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Georgetown Researchers Find Disparities in Access to Elite Public Colleges

By | November 14th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

New research released Tuesday from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) found that “misguided admissions practices” and inequality in funding are splitting the public higher education system into two separate and unequal tracks.

The report, “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and

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Colleges Can Recover From Racial Crisis by Taking a Lesson From Mizzou

By | November 13th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

What does it really take for a college to recover from a racial crisis? That’s the question a team of researchers explores in a new American Council on Education report, which spotlights the University of Missouri at Columbia and the 2015 protests that have become a lesson in leadership turmoil across higher education.

The report

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CIVIL RIGHTS PROTESTS IN THE 1960S CHANGED ATTITUDES AND VOTING PATTERNS

By | November 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

The first two years of the Trump administration have seen a huge number of political protests, beginning literally the day after his inauguration. Cynics call these demonstrations mere feel-good exercises. But, increasingly, there’s evidence that they can make a real impact.

Research released earlier this year suggested such efforts can strongly

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