Would the Education Dept.’s New Title IX Rules Really Save Colleges Money?

By | September 12th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

As the Education Department tells it, colleges and schools could collectively save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade under its forthcoming sexual-misconduct regulations.

That’s because the proposed rules — at least, in their draft form — would lower the bar for when colleges must conduct sexual-assault or sexual-harassment investigations under Title IX, the

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In the age of Trump, there’s a fine line between racism and free speech. Even at high school football games

By | September 11th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Maybe in another time, the scene at an Orange County high school football game might have felt different: the home team fans dressed in red, white and blue chanting, “USA!” “USA!,” after a touchdown.

But this is an age of polarization from President

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RESEARCH SUGGESTS BLACK WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE OBJECTIFIED AND DEHUMANIZED

By | September 11th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Are black women judged more harshly than their white peers? The issue arose again this past weekend, when tennis great Serena Williams was penalized at the U.S. Open for allegedly cheating—and then expressing anger over the accusation.

“There is still an unfair assumption that black people, and black women in particular, can’t achieve

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Allegations of racism at Orange County high school football game underscore broader tension in the Trump era

By | September 10th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The fallout over allegations of racism at a recent Orange County high school football game erupted on social media over the weekend, reflecting the broader tension gripping the country in the Trump era.

The disputed incidents occurred at Friday night’s contest between Aliso Niguel and Santa Ana high schools, during which Santa Ana Principal Jeff Bishop

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An ‘Unprecedented’ Direction for Title IX

By | September 10th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

In an unparalleled decision and a win for those who feel due process has been shunned in campus investigations of sexual assault, a federal appeals court has ruled that universities must allow students in these cases — or their representatives — to directly question their accuser in a live hearing.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for

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Pioneering Eugenics in 2018?

By | September 10th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The Pioneer Fund was established in a 1937 with the goal of promoting “race betterment” — as in the white race — and it has long funded research that supports or could support a link between race and intelligence. So, in 2018, when mainstream science has debunked any such link, is the Pioneer Fund still

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This College Is on the Front Lines of America’s Divides. Here’s How It’s Working to Bridge Them.

By | September 7th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

On the front lines of the nation’s divides are campuses like MiraCosta College’s.

The community college, which stretches 25 miles along the Southern California coast, includes precincts that voted for Donald Trump and those that voted for Hillary Clinton. It includes communities where the median property value is $2 million and those where the median annual

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NEW RESEARCH DEBUNKS THE UPWARD MOBILITY MYTH

By | September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

In America, if you’re ambitious and work hard, you can move up the socioeconomic ladder. At least, that’s the truism we all grew up believing.

But new research suggests such social mobility is far from the norm. It finds you are significantly more likely to hold a high-status (which usually means higher-paying) job if your parents

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Black Activists Need Not Apply

By | September 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

College admissions leaders say — over and over again — that they want to recruit minority students. But a new study suggests that when it comes to black students, admissions officers may be more likely to encourage those who aren’t involved in black activism.

The study was just published in the journal Sociology of Race and

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Asian-American Students Suing Harvard Over Affirmative Action Win Justice Dept. Support

By | August 31st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department lent its support on Thursday to students who are suing Harvard University over affirmative action policies that they claim discriminate against Asian-American applicants, in a case that could have far-reaching consequences in college admissions.

In a so-called statement of interest, the department supported the claims of the plaintiffs, a group of

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