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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.

‘White Supremacists Are Targeting College Campuses Like Never Before’

By | February 1st, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White-supremacist propaganda at colleges increased by 258 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, affecting 216 campuses across the nation, according to a study released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

For just the fall-2017 semester, the organization found 147 incidents of white-supremacist fliers, stickers, banners, or posters on campuses — up

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Texas Lawmakers Weigh the Limits of Free Speech on Campus

By | February 1st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Rudy Martinez was used to seeing racist fliers cropping up on the campus of Texas State University, but this one was particularly jarring. It featured a photo of him, along with his name, phone number, and his employer’s number beneath the headline “He wants you dead!”

The senior had recently been fired as an editorial writer

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Should Students Be Expelled for Posting Racist Videos?

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

Wake Forest University announced this week that a student is no longer enrolled there after posting a video in which she referred to her residential adviser with a racial slur. Just days before, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa expelled a student after she posted a video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Higher education is headed for a supply and demand crisis

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

During a recent assembly at the elementary school my two daughters attend, a visitor asked how many children planned to go to college. Nearly every hand in the room shot up.

Colleges better hope those kids were being honest because, a decade from now when they are applying to school, the outlook for enrollment in higher

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Bill Would Require Stronger Campus Hate-Crime Reporting

By | January 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s public colleges and universities would be required to develop stronger policies for reporting and documenting campus hate crimes and bias incidents under a measure introduced in the General Assembly on Friday in response to the stabbing of a Black Bowie State University student at the University of Maryland.

Democratic Delegate Angela

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Trump Admin To Transgender Kids: We Won’t Deal With Your Civil Rights Complaints

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, LGBT|

In Texas, a transgender teenager said his high school discriminated against him for almost two years. He was not allowed to use the bathroom that corresponded with his gender identity. When he traveled overnight with one of the school’s teams, he wasn’t allowed to room with

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How an LA teacher’s lawsuit put White House’s DACA repeal on hold

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, Immigration|

When the Trump administration announced last fall it would phase out a program that provides deportation relief to thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children, Los Angeles teacher Miriam Gonzalez Avila didn’t want her students to think she could be defeated so easily — so she sued.

“I knew signing up as

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A DYING TOWN:  Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis.

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

Drive 90 miles north on Interstate 55 from Memphis, then 20 miles west on Route 412, cutting through seemingly endless fields of cotton, rice, and soybeans. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the sign: Welcome to Kennett. Hometown of Sheryl Crow.

This small town in southeastern Missouri used to greet visitors with a different motto:

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The NCAA as Modern Jim Crow? A Sports Historian Explains Why She Drew the Parallel

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

College athletics, wrote Victoria Jackson in an explosive op-ed for the Los Angeles Times  on Thursday, are the “21st century Jim Crow.”

Ms. Jackson, a sports historian at Arizona State University, drew from her scholarly research and from her own experience as a Division I track-and field-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel

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When Promises Are Not Enough

By | January 12th, 2018|Education|

Promise scholarships have been regarded as key to economic growth in many states and municipalities. The idea of providing funding for college-bound students within a designated area as an incentive for remaining in that same area post-college seems harmless enough.

However, evidence taken from reported outcomes of Promise programs such as  Georgia Hope show that

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