To protect and slur: Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

By | June 14th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups on Facebook, a Reveal investigation has found.

These cops have worked at every level of American law enforcement, from tiny, rural sheriff’s departments to the largest agencies in the country, such as the

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The Murderer Was Full of Hate. But Did He Commit a Hate Crime?

By | June 12th, 2019|Hate Crimes|

DURHAM, N.C. — He hated religion. He hated rule breakers. He hated people who parked in his spot.

The man at the center of a case that caused a worldwide furor four years ago over anti-Muslim violence was filled with so much hate that he shot and killed three of his neighbors, all students of Middle

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How male supremacy led to the shooting in a Tallahassee yoga studio

By | June 7th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

TALLAHASSEE — The first thing Kate Pierson did after unlocking the yoga studio that November afternoon was set the mood, plugging in the soothing waterfall, selecting a cheery lemongrass oil for the scent diffuser. The thermostat was turned up to 98 for the 5:30 class.

Hot Yoga Tallahassee was styled as a calming haven for a

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Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

By | June 7th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

OWATONNA, Minn. — “I knew it wasn’t O.K.,” Kloey, 16, said. “I knew that for sure.”

Late one Saturday night in February in Owatonna, Minn., Kloey posted a selfie on Snapchat with two of her friends. Kloey stuck out her tongue, Candace pursed her lips and Grace wore a wide-eyed grin. While singing along to a

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ARE THERE MORE MIGRANT MINORS WHO HAVE DIED IN GOVERNMENT CUSTODY?

By | June 7th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

The government agency that takes custody over all unaccompanied minors who arrive on the border has been unable to answer questions about the number of children who have died in its custody in the years since President Donald Trump took office.

When children who are traveling by themselves either ask for asylum at ports of entry

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A FEAR OF ‘WHITE EXTINCTION’ IS PROVOKING RACIAL BIAS AMONG AMERICAN WHITES

By | June 4th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Remember white people? Once upon a time, they dominated American life. But at some point in the 21st century, beset by low birth rates, they gradually died out.

Yes, that’s an absurd notion. But new research suggests that, for some white Americans, it’s a real fear—one that stimulates racial bias and political conservatism.

“White population decline does

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Report: Restorative Justice for Juveniles Works Better Than Jail Time

By | May 31st, 2019|Police & Community|

OAKLAND, Calif. – When a juvenile is accused of a crime, making them face the victim, take responsibility and make amends works better than prosecution and jail time, according to a new report.

The Oakland area adopted a restorative-justice approach 9 years ago, and in just the first two years, 102 youths were diverted from

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TALKING ABOUT WHITE PRIVILEGE CAN REDUCE LIBERALS’ SYMPATHY FOR POOR WHITE PEOPLE

By | May 31st, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

In recent years, the rhetoric of white privilege—a recognition that, in American society, Caucasians enjoy certain inherent advantages over people of color—has become increasingly prominent in progressive politics. This development has arguably led to a better understanding of the everyday challenges faced by black Americans and other racial minorities.

But new research suggests that the disseminated

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Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option

By | May 29th, 2019|LGBTQ+|

BOSTON — Ever since El Martinez started asking to be called by the gender-neutral pronouns “they/them” in the ninth grade, they have fielded skepticism in a variety of forms and from a multitude of sources about what it means to identify as nonbinary.

There are faculty advisers on El’s theater crew who balk at using “they”

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