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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.

See Hate Speech, Leave It Up

By | February 11th, 2019|Education, Hate Crimes|

In 2017, student name tags on University of Michigan dormitory doors were vandalized with a racial slur. Black students said then they were being targeted. The incident restarted a vociferous debate on campus prejudices.

If this incident happened today, though, resident assistants and other housing staffers wouldn’t be able to take down the

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Lawyers on Race-Conscious Admissions: ‘This is Doable. But Also, Do it Right.’

By | February 1st, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

If part of the intent of the recent affirmative-action lawsuits brought against universities was to send a chill through admissions offices, it doesn’t seem to be working. Most of the discussion at a conference here this week on race and admissions was about how to do a better job bringing underrepresented minority students to campuses,

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Underrepresented Students, Unintended Consequences

By | January 28th, 2019|Education|

For the last five years, efforts to assess and “shame” selective colleges based on their enrollment of low-income students have worked — perhaps too well, two top economists of higher education assert in a new paper.

The study, a version of which was published late last week in Education Next, was conducted by

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AN UNUSUAL NEW PROGRAM SEEKS TO CUT URBAN CRIME BY PUSHING GANG MEMBERS INTO COLLEGE

By | January 23rd, 2019|Conflict Resolution, Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

When Matt Johnson’s girlfriend was killed in gang crossfire in 2014, leaving him a single father to a three-year-old girl, he knew it was time to do something different with his life.

Johnson, who grew up surrounded by drugs and violence in Boston’s South End neighborhood, had been getting into trouble since he was a kid.

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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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