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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.

Is Protesting a Privilege?

By | December 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Campus protests advocating for diversity occur more frequently at elite colleges, a study suggests.

Since her days as a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University, Dominique J. Baker says, she had wondered, “Why do certain universities have protests and others don’t?”

That curiosity led Ms. Baker and a colleague to study differences in protests among higher-education institutions…

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umina Foundation to Award $2.5 Million in Grants for “Addressing Hate”

By | December 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Violence and racial chaos in Charlottesville earlier this year sparked a call to action for one philanthropic foundation dedicated to making post-secondary education accessible to all.

Mobilized to back words with action, Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, announced Tuesday that the foundation will award $2.5 million in grants for community-building programs and

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US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

By | December 5th, 2017|Education|

Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.

National enrollment data shows that charters are vastly over-represented among schools where minorities study in the most extreme racial isolation. As of school

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Revealing Themselves on Campus

By | December 5th, 2017|Education, Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

While it’s unsurprising now when racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic posters crop up on college campuses, a rarer event is the white nationalist culprits sticking around to pose for photos.

But such is the case at Southern Methodist University, where police are currently investigating banners and posters espousing white supremacy that

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Why the U. of Maryland Is Hiring a ‘Hate-Bias Response Coordinator’

By | November 29th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Officials at the University of Maryland at College Park say their decision to hire a full-time “hate-bias response coordinator” reflects that a new normal has taken hold in higher education, one in which white supremacists and other hate groups are targeting campuses more than ever before.

Maryland announced the new position on Monday as part

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DOJ Affirmative Action Investigation Unprecedented, Experts Say

By | November 27th, 2017|Education|

News that the Department of Justice has threatened to sue Harvard University if it fails to turn over applicant records, has raised new concerns about the future of affirmative action.

It appears that the Department of Justice is persisting in its Title VI investigation of affirmative action practices at the Ivy League institution…

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Deep racial divides among Californians on whether college is necessary

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

Deep racial divides among Californians on whether college is necessary

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll indicates residents are worried about the cost of college.

Is college necessary? It turns out about half of Californians don’t think so, according to a new Public Policy Institute of California survey.

And the difference of opinions among ethnic groups

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A Radical College’s Public Meltdown

By | November 1st, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

On a Sunday afternoon in June, George S. Bridges, president of Evergreen State College, received an email from his police chief informing him that the campus was no longer safe, and should shut down for the rest of the year.

“I know this would be an unprecedented move,” wrote Stacy Brown, the police chief. “These are

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Why is San Francisco the state’s worst county for black student achievement?

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

Parents from San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood gathered around school cafeteria tables and listened as administrators delivered a hopeful message: Their children, who all attend Charles R. Drew Preparatory Academy, one of the city’s few schools serving mostly black students, were already on track to do better on next year’s state tests.

But the staff didn’t tell

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New Graduation Requirement: Patriotism

By | October 26th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Quick quiz: Where is Omaha Beach?

If your answer was Normandy, France, the site of the D-Day landings, you’re correct. But Jerry Davis is worried that kids these days might wager Nebraska.

That’s why the College of the Ozarks, where Davis is president, has launched a new required course for freshmen — dubbed Patriotic Education and Fitness

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