‘A Huge Blind Spot’: Why New York Asians Feel Overlooked

By | July 5th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

When Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a change in the way students are admitted to the city’s most elite public high schools, he was surrounded by dozens of enthusiastic students, union leaders and elected officials, amid signs proclaiming “All Kids Deserve a Chance.”

Noticeably absent were

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By | July 3rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, Trump administration officials said.

The reversal would restore the policy set during President George

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Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape

By | July 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — Marlon Parada, a construction worker in Los Angeles, already was worried when he got an urgent call from his cousin in Honduras, asking if he would agree to take in the cousin’s 14-year-old daughter. She’d been taken from her mother while attempting to cross the border and detained in Houston,

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Voice Mail From a ‘Concerned American’

By | July 2nd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The voice mail Karen Fang received last week alarmed her — and alarmed many others when she shared it on social media.

The caller, who identified herself as a “concerned American,” was apparently trying to reach someone else at the University of Houston, where Fang is a professor of English. It’s unclear who

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Trump administration began separating children from parents earlier than thought, study shows

By | June 29th, 2018|Immigration|

Even before the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy went into effect in May, parents who crossed the border illegally ended up deported without the children they came with, according to a new report.

At least 228 children were left behind when their parents were

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White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year

By | June 28th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

White-supremacist propaganda on college campuses is rising sharply, according to data released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

During the 2017-18 academic year, the ADL’s research arm, the Center on Extremism, recorded 292 instances of white-supremacist propaganda on campuses. That’s a 77-percent increase from the 165 cases it documented in the 2016-17 academic

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It’s not just criminals — ICE is nabbing lawful permanent residents too

By | June 28th, 2018|Immigration|

In 2001, Jose Luis Garcia was convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Whatever tumult it caused within his family, the event seemed to fade with every passing year as Garcia became a grandfather and inched closer toward retirement.

Earlier this month, the nearly 20-year-old conviction came roaring back when immigration agents arrested the 62-year-old as

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The Impact of Justice Kennedy

By | June 28th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges’ consideration of race in admissions.

Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions — both involving the University of Texas

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Cities Cut Government Contracts for Immigrant Detention as Protests Grow

By | June 28th, 2018|Immigration|

EL PASO — In Texas, officials near Austin terminated a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain dozens of migrant mothers who had been arrested and separated from their children. In California, Sacramento County ended a multimillion-dollar deal with ICE

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Separated at the border, parents and children must deal with a web of agencies

By | June 27th, 2018|Immigration|

In a rare retreat last week, President Trump signed an executive order to end the controversial practice of separating children from parents illegally crossing into the United States. By then, though, more than 2,000 migrant children were in the hands of the federal government, which

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