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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.

Girls say high school dress code is sexist: ‘School is telling us female bodies are distracting, and it’s wrong’

By | September 13th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Some local high school students are challenging Burbank Unified’s dress code, saying it is sexist against girls, and they are planning to survey parents, teachers and students on how to amend the policy.

Eight students from Burroughs and Burbank high schools shared their personal experiences dealing with the dress code during the public-comment period of a

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A University’s Big Move on Socioeconomic Diversity

By | September 7th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

This is the time of year when every selective college or university worth its salt boasts about the academic credentials (“more National Merit Scholars than ever before!”), geographic reach (“students from 49 states and 37 countries!”), and, increasingly, the diversity of its freshman

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Rim of the World Unified employees mock-lynched black baby doll in office; quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin

By | September 1st, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Months after the Rim of the World Unified School District was embroiled in controversy over the Confederate flag, district employees mock-lynched a black baby doll on a public bulletin board, removing it only after a parent complained to district officials.

“‘This can’t really be what I think it is,’” Jenny Thompson recalled.

Thompson works for Rim of

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Congressman Plans Bill to Push Colleges to Deal with Hate Crimes

By | September 1st, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes|

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — In an effort to clamp down on hate crimes on campus, a U.S. Congressman announced plans Thursday to introduce a bill that would deny federal financial aid to colleges and universities that don’t develop adequate plans to respond to hate crimes. Institutions of higher education would also be required to educate

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Trump expected to halt Obama’s program but allow some Dreamers to stay temporarily

By | August 31st, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Donald Trump is expected to end an Obama-era program that shielded young people from deportation, but he will likely let the immigrants known as Dreamers stay in the United States until their work permits run out, according to multiple people familiar with the policy negotiation.

That plan would allow Trump to fulfill a campaign promise

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Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago

By | August 25th, 2017|Education|

Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago, according to a New York Times analysis.

The share of black freshmen at elite schools is virtually unchanged since 1980. Black students are just 6 percent of freshmen but 15

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Outrage Over Op-Ed

By | August 25th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Not all cultures are equal.

That’s the assertion made by Amy Wax and Larry Alexander, law professors at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of San Diego, respectively, in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece that also goes on to rail against modern culture, including — but not limited to — “inner-city

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As LA students head back to school, LAUSD has message for immigrants: ‘We stand together’

By | August 15th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making visible what it’s so far said in words: that immigrant students and their families are welcome at Los Angeles schools.

When students start the new school year today, they’ll walk through entrances decked with 6-foot-tall banners featuring the Statue of Liberty, long the symbol of new opportunity for

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