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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.

Student Wants to ‘End Affirmative Action for Women’

By | May 21st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The U.S. Education Department is investigating whether Yale University discriminates against men, stemming from an unusual complaint from a doctoral student completely unaffiliated with institution.

The Office for Civil Rights’ investigation into whether the university violated the federal gender discrimination law, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, began last month. Generally, the bulk of

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‘Why Are Black People So Loud?’ One University Says It’s OK to Ask

By | May 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Southern Methodist University is taking an unusually direct approach to combat racial stereotypes: It’s asking people on its campus to own up to them.

In an internal survey the university poses questions, many of which indulge racial stereotypes, about different ethnicities, and asks participants to indicate whether they would want the questions answered. Among the

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How Due Process Became a New Front in the Culture Wars

By | May 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When it appeared online in April, the website of a group called College and University Sexual Assault Screener issued a lot of dire warnings. Young men going to college, it counseled, should beware of institutions with “limited due process protections” and “alarming miscarriages of justice.”

The site alerted parents to colleges that had what it called

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A FEDERAL COLLEGE LOAN PROGRAM IS EXACERBATING THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP

By | May 18th, 2018|Education|

In America today, the average white family currently holds almost seven times the wealth of the average African-American family, and five times the wealth of the average Hispanic family. This disparity is nothing new: The racial wealth gap hasn’t changed in 50 years, despite decades of policies aimed at reducing discrimination in

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National Urban League Annual Report Highlights STEM Gap, Student Debt

By | May 15th, 2018|Education|

What issues are most critical to Black scholarship in 2018?

The question may seem subjective, but researchers at the National Urban League have  found the answers to such complex questions.

The venerable civil rights nonprofit has released its annual assessment of the socio-economic fitness titled,“Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.”

This year’s “State of Black America” report,

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Campus Cops Handling Racism

By | May 14th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

In the past few weeks, a black student at Yale University had the police called on her for napping in a common room, and two Native American teenagers, prospective students at Colorado State University, were stopped on a campus tour after another parent was reportedly nervous, calling them “creepy” in a 911 call.

While generally much

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Incidences of Campus Racial Intolerance Spark Calls for Change

By | May 11th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Some say the current racial and political climate contributes to the problem. They have “heightened the othering of people of color,” says Dr. Marybeth Gasman, director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. “I think there are Whites who consider spaces

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African-American students with disabilities suspended at disproportionately high rates

By | May 8th, 2018|Disability, Education|

African-American special education students nationwide lose substantially more instruction time due to discipline than their white counterparts, according to a report by The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University.

The report, “Disabling Punishment: The Need for Remedies to the Disparate Loss of Instruction Experienced by

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UC Berkeley report says political clashes ‘tore at the campus’s social fabric’

By | May 4th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Why did some students host a series of conservative and far-right speakers at UC Berkeley in 2017? Why did the left and far-left, after ignoring similar events in the past, respond with outrage and, in some cases, violence?

“Our conclusion,” wrote the campus’s Commission on Free Speech in a report sent to students Wednesday, “is

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Racist behavior on campus will be discussed at upcoming Cal Poly forum

By | May 4th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A diversity specialist and panel discussion to address a string of recent racially-charged incidents and how the campus community can move forward will be the subject of Cal Poly’s biennial Baker Forum on Friday afternoon.

The event, called “Our Collective Journey Begins: Real and Raw, An Intimate Dialogue to Get Us on Track,”

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