LGBTQ college student is stabbed 20 times in an ‘act of rage,’ but was it a hate crime?

By | January 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

They both went to high school at the elite Orange County School of the Arts, but the classmates weren’t particularly close.

Blaze Bernstein, home on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania, messaged with Samuel Woodward on Snapchat. On Jan. 2, Woodward drove over and picked him up….

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Trump Admin To Transgender Kids: We Won’t Deal With Your Civil Rights Complaints

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, LGBT|

In Texas, a transgender teenager said his high school discriminated against him for almost two years. He was not allowed to use the bathroom that corresponded with his gender identity. When he traveled overnight with one of the school’s teams, he wasn’t allowed to room with

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How an LA teacher’s lawsuit put White House’s DACA repeal on hold

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, Immigration|

When the Trump administration announced last fall it would phase out a program that provides deportation relief to thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children, Los Angeles teacher Miriam Gonzalez Avila didn’t want her students to think she could be defeated so easily — so she sued.

“I knew signing up as

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Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

By | January 16th, 2018|Immigration|

The Trump administration is taking its campaign against illegal immigration to the workplace.

The raids by federal agents on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores last week were the administration’s first big show of force meant to convey the consequences of employing undocumented people….

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A DYING TOWN:  Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis.

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

Drive 90 miles north on Interstate 55 from Memphis, then 20 miles west on Route 412, cutting through seemingly endless fields of cotton, rice, and soybeans. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the sign: Welcome to Kennett. Hometown of Sheryl Crow.

This small town in southeastern Missouri used to greet visitors with a different motto:

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In Trump Country, College Is a Leaky Lifeboat

By | January 16th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

As snow whips through the downtown one evening, the historic Indiana Theatre sits dark. The venue once attracted stars like Frank Sinatra but has since faded from national attention. For a few hours last May, however, that all changed. Some 2,000 people descended on the theater, lining up in the early-morning hours to meet

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In a Region With Few College Degrees, People Pin Their Hopes on Trump

By | January 16th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

The data are clear: Life is getting harder and harder for Americans without college degrees. People with a high-school education or less tend to face worse economic prospects and have poorer health.

There has been a striking rise in mortality among middle-aged white Americans who don’t have four-year degrees. The uptick, say the two Princeton University

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The NCAA as Modern Jim Crow? A Sports Historian Explains Why She Drew the Parallel

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

College athletics, wrote Victoria Jackson in an explosive op-ed for the Los Angeles Times  on Thursday, are the “21st century Jim Crow.”

Ms. Jackson, a sports historian at Arizona State University, drew from her scholarly research and from her own experience as a Division I track-and field-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel

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Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile and Racist’ Language

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday offered a vague denial about the language he chose to use about immigrants during a private meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday, when he reportedly referred to African nations as “shithole countries.”

But Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of

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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to

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