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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.

College Retreat Examines White Identity

By | July 9th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

During the 2018-19 school year, the University of Vermont (UVM) will host a three-day weekend retreat that specifically targets White students in order to discuss topics such as privilege, inclusivity and racism.

This will be the fourth time that the Asian-American, Latino, African-American and Native American (ALANA) Student Center will host “Examining White Identity: A Retreat

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rump’s new guidelines trigger debate on affirmative action, but California already bans it

By | July 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

California is likely to be little affected by the Trump administration’s latest moves against racial affirmative action in part because the state already banned such racial preferences in public education policies and state university admissions more than two decades ago, experts said Tuesday.

Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation

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Experts: Affirmative Action May Feel Riskier Now for Colleges

By | July 6th, 2018|Education|

Colleges and universities committed to using race as one of many considerations in creating a diverse student body are likely to be a lot more concerned about the risks now that the White House has announced a rollback of guidelines issued by the prior administration.

That’s the prediction of some education experts as institutions continue to

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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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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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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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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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Making ‘The Case for Colonialism,’ Anew

By | June 21st, 2018|Education|

Eight months after it was withdrawn from Third World Quarterly amid threats to its author and the journal’s editor and questions about why it was published in the first place, an article arguing in favor of colonialism has been published again.

The National Association of Scholars said this month that Bruce Gilley’s “The Case

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White People Need Diversity, Too

By | June 20th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

At my university and many others, “diversity” is like Frank’s RedHot sauce, “they put that sh*t on everything!”

It is drenched on mission and value statements. It is mixed into committees and task forces established to examine the ills facing Black and Brown students on campus. A few dabs are added to million-dollar projects to assess

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Leaked Memo From Conservative Group Cautions Students to Stay Away From Turning Point USA

By | June 18th, 2018|Education|

In its six years of existence, Turning Point USA has repeatedly been accused of engaging in half-truths and unethical behavior — whether secretly funneling money to student-government candidates or placing college faculty members on a poorly researched (and arguably McCarthyesque) Professor Watchlist.

None of that has slowed the meteoric rise of the conservative group

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