Half-century of US civil rights gains have stalled or reversed, report finds

By | February 27th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Civil rights gains of the past half century have stalled or in some areas gone into reverse, according to a report marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission.

Child poverty has increased, schools have become resegregated and white supremacists are becoming emboldened and more violent, the study says.

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Report: Women Need Additional Degree to Attain Equal Pay

By | February 27th, 2018|Education, Employment & Housing|

Although women have surpassed men in educational attainment, they still earn 81 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to a new study from researchers at Georgetown University.

Released on Tuesday, the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce’s report — “Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still

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Visits by federal immigration authorities are spooking California businesses and workers

By | February 26th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Immigration|

When federal immigration agents visited Los Angeles 7-Eleven stores and trucking companies near the ports in recent weeks to conduct audits of employee records, it sent a chill through those businesses and others in the region.

Immigrant advocates said some employees at the

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Arizona Republicans Inject Schools of Conservative Thought Into State Universities

By | February 26th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

TEMPE, Ariz. — In a classroom designed for 32, five students listened attentively last month to an analysis of Aristophanes’ play “The Clouds.” Nine students in another course took in a detailed lecture about the Peloponnesian War, while yet another class pondered the concept of happiness as defined by Aristotle.

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Women in Cryptocurrencies Push Back Against ‘Blockchain Bros’

By | February 26th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

PALO ALTO, Calif. — When a cryptocurrency start-up that promised to revolutionize the fruit and vegetable industry shut down last month, it left behind one word on its website: penis.

When a virtual currency company called DateCoin recently tried to entice investors for its initial coin offering, it

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Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

By | February 26th, 2018|Employment & Housing, LGBT|

A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Monday that federal civil rights law bars employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

The case, which stemmed from the 2010 dismissal of a Long Island sky-diving instructor, was a setback for the Trump Justice Department, whose lawyers found themselves

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Justices Turn Down Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

By | February 26th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to clear the way for the Trump administration to end the Obama-era program that protects about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, meaning that the so-called “Dreamers” could remain in legal limbo for months unless Congress acts to make their status permanent.

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Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

By | February 23rd, 2018|Employment & Housing|

President Trump celebrated the milestone on Twitter and in his State of the Union address. The unemployment rate for black Americans had hit its lowest point on record, a sign that the recovery was at last reaching groups that had been left behind.

But the achievement was bittersweet:

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LA fire chief says politics, social issues are dividing firefighters and threaten public safety

By | February 22nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas has a message for his staff: Put your political and other differences aside before you jeopardize public safety.

In a Feb. 16 memo to the agency’s nearly 3,200 firefighters about “appropriate workplace behavior,” Terrazas said he recently became aware of a few issues that concern him, including “on-duty

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Study: Wide Black-White Wealth Gap Growing

By | February 22nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Despite increases in Black business ownership, elected office, and university enrollment, a new study indicates that the wealth disparity between U.S. Blacks and Whites has been widening.

The alarming report, whose findings prove the economic racial divide has not lessened since Jim Crow, is the result of a study by The Center for American Progress, a

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