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Next to complaints relating to law enforcement, the concern for schools and education generates the greatest demand for the attention of human relations commissions. Because school decision making is diffused between boards of education, school administrators, and faculties human rights commissions are usually not able to establish strong working relationships with the education community and special strategies need to be developed.

Outstanding resources and model programs are available that cover just about every facet of education that would be of concern to a commission. Commissions may form education committees to examine specific needs, identify resources and programs, and develop strategies.

The ‘hotbed of anti-Semitism’ isn’t a foreign country. It’s U.S. college campuses, a new report says.

By | April 25th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

As violent attacks against Jews worldwide drop to their lowest in more than 10 years, the United States, particularly college campuses, have been the “hotbed of anti-Semitism,” according to a new report.

The report by researchers at Tel Aviv University, which covers data from 40 countries, found that violent anti-Semitic incidents, which include attacks with and

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North Carolina Civil Rights Center Faces Conservative Ire

By | April 24th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

RALEIGH, N.C. — A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state’s higher education system.

African-American attorney Julius Chambers, who endured firebomb attacks in the

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This group wants to bar children in the U.S. illegally from attending some schools

By | April 5th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

While President Trump awaits the authorization and funds to construct his promised 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border wall, an organization has proposed a local initiative that would keep immigrants who are in the country illegally out of some Inland Empire schools.

Voters in the Yucaipa-Mesa Joint Unified School District — a district split by San Bernardino and Riverside

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Faculty ‘Diversity Statements’ Are Called Threats to Academic Freedom

By | April 3rd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The “diversity statements” that many colleges now require of applicants for faculty positions are coming under attack by traditionalists and conservatives as threats to academic freedom.

The Oregon affiliate of the National Association of Scholars has issued a report accusing colleges in that state and elsewhere of creating “ideological litmus tests” for faculty hiring and promotion

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Why Hundreds of Christian Faculty Members Have Signed a ‘Statement of Confession’

By | March 30th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A week after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, faculty and staff of North Park Theological Seminary, in Chicago, posted a statement on an internal online forum declaring their support for “vulnerable populations” in the United States.

“The political climate reveals longstanding national sins of racism, elevation of whiteness, misogyny, nativism, and economic disparity,” wrote the

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Here’s a Roundup of the Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Early in the Trump Presidency

By | March 16th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Anti-Semitic vandalism and white-nationalist propaganda are on the rise at colleges nationally, according to a recent report by the Anti-Defamation League. And in recent weeks, bomb threats at Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries have been followed by a series of culture-war clashes on college campuses. Here is a collection of the latest reports

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Here’s a Roundup of the Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Early in the Trump Presidency

By | March 8th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes|

Anti-Semitic vandalism and white-nationalist propaganda are on the rise at colleges nationally, according to a recent report by the Anti-Defamation League. And in recent weeks, Jewish community centers across the country have received bomb threats and Jewish cemeteries in Missouri and Pennsylvania have been vandalized. Following is a collection of the latest reports detailing such incidents

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Research Counters Trump View of Immigration

By | March 6th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

When President Donald J. Trump announced his newly created office of Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement — or VOICE — last week during his speech to a joint session of Congress, it built upon his longstanding efforts to associate crime with immigration.

However, if Monica Gomez Isaac, executive director of the Institute for Immigration Research at

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