ICE moves to silence detention center volunteer visitors

By | November 6th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials have stopped allowing a volunteer group to visit people at Otay Mesa Detention Center unless its members agreed not to talk with the media or other groups about conditions inside.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said members of Souls Offering Loving and

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

By | November 5th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence

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(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

Both Sides at Harvard Trial Agree on One Thing: ‘The Wolf of Racial Bias’ Is at the Door

By | November 5th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

On the 15th day of the proceedings, a crowd poured into the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. Eager spectators took an elevator to the fifth floor, walked down a hallway, and pushed through the creaky wooden doors of Courtroom 17. By 9:15 a.m., the last seat was taken. The long trial would soon end.

Harvard University. Students

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WHY DO WE EXPECT VICTIMS OF RACISM TO FORGIVE?

By | November 2nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

In America, we seem to have a limitless fascination with watching miserable people forgive their oppressors: We fetishize endurance, the survival of injustice. When I see this fascination trained on marginalized people who have survived violence enacted on them by someone in power, I often wonder what the point is. When the grieving survivors

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Less Accessible, Less Affordable

By | October 31st, 2018|Education|

A growing number of public universities are becoming less affordable and accessible for low-income students and people of color, according to two new reports released today.

In its report, New America found that more than half of the 600 public universities it examined expect the neediest first-year students to pay more than $10,000

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WHAT WOULD ENDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP MEAN FOR THE UNITED STATES?

By | October 31st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

This week, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump would attempt to end birthright citizenship with an executive order. If the president makes good on this campaign promise, a fight over the Fourteenth Amendment—ensuring citizenship for “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”—would surely follow. We’re the only country in the world where a

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Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers

By | October 30th, 2018|Education, Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

When the threatening letters started to arrive, Albert Ponce stopped letting his daughter touch the mail.

Ponce, a political science professor at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his wife didn’t know how to explain to their 9-year-old that her father was receiving death threats. “Only Mom and Dad can touch the

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‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

By | October 29th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Until recent years, many Jews in America believed that the worst of anti-Semitism was over there, in Europe, a vestige of the old country.

American Jews were welcome in universities, country clubs and corporate boards that once excluded their grandparents. They married non-Jews, moved into mixed neighborhoods and by 2000,

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Racism can harm children as young as 7, UC Riverside study confirms

By | October 29th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Children as young as 7 are sensitive to discrimination and can suffer from its impact, a UC Riverside study has found.

Previous studies have shown children that young can identify racism, but the study from UCR psychology professor Tuppett Yates and Clark University assistant psychology professor Ana Marcelo is the first to examine the impacts on

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