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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.

HOW HIGHER EDUCATION IS EVOLVING ITS THINKING AROUND CONTROVERSIAL CAMPUS SPEAKERS

By | January 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The last few years have been explosive ones for American colleges and universities. Student protests over controversial speakers and events—the most extreme example involving white supremacists terrorizing the University of Virginia—seem to have become a standard part of the undergraduate experience. Not since the 1970s has activism been so visible and, as

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WHY RACIAL ECONOMIC DISPARITY KEEPS GROWING IN THE U.S.

By | January 16th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

As cities across the country gear up for celebrations around the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., a new report offers a sobering reminder that there’s still much work to be done in America on the civil rights front.

The report, released by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive

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‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way.’ Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School.

By | January 15th, 2019|Education|

Over all, girls outperform boys in school. It starts as early as kindergarten. By the time students reach college, women graduate at a higher rate than men.

But there’s an exception. Asian-American boys match the grades of Asian-American girls in elementary school, a new study has

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Did Critics of Programs for Women Win at Tulane?

By | January 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Conservative websites this weekend announced what they said was a major victory in the battle against discrimination against men in higher education.

“Female Lawyer Gets Tulane University to Stop Discriminating Against Men” was the headline on PJ Media. The article says, “Tulane University has agreed to stop financially discriminating against

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‘My Merit and My Blackness Are Fused to Each Other’

By | January 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When a woman told Dan-el Padilla Peralta at a classics conference this month that he had gotten his job at Princeton University only because he’s black — a claim he’s heard before — he felt rage.

He felt rage when he realized that the woman’s attack would divert attention from the paper he had just

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Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump

By | January 10th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys.

Francis Huang of the University of Missouri and Dewey Cornell of the University of Virginia used data

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A Surge of Anti-Semitism

By | December 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The reports of the Jewish psychology professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, who walked into her office in late November to find bloodred swastikas and a slur, “Yid,” painted on her walls drew widespread attention and shock from the public.

After all, the episode came only a month after the fatal shooting at the Tree of

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‘They got me. I’m afraid.’: Swastikas spray-painted on a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia

By | November 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The psychology professor pulled open the heavy oak doors of Horace Mann Hall, which boasts 16-foot ceilings and varnished wood floors, and headed to her fourth-floor office. Filing in behind her were students preparing for a 1:30 p.m. lab meeting Wednesday. As they entered her workspace, they passed a mezuza, a small box containing

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Ed Department investigates claims against women’s programs

By | November 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly.

Arguing that campus resource groups for women and women’s studies programs amount to

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New Front in Fight Over Affirmative Action

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

Supporters of the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have frequently suggested that the University of California’s campuses provide a model for college admissions. In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209, barring state institutions from considering race and ethnicity in admissions. At the most competitive campuses in the UC system, Asian

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