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The Justice Department Wants To Get Rid Of A Civil Rights–Era “Peacemaker” Office

By | February 13th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The Justice Department’s latest budget proposal would eliminate all funding for the Community Relations Service, an office established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to serve as a self-described “peacemaker” in communities facing racial tensions and hate crimes.

The department’s proposed budget would get rid of the office’s $15.4 million in funding

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Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

By | February 12th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

In the hours after last summer’s white power rally in Charlottesville, Va., erupted into violence, the planners of the protest mounted a defense: While much of the country may have found their racist chants and Nazi iconography deplorable, they claimed that they had a First Amendment right to self-expression, and

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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’

By | February 5th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

“In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery,” write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), “the nation needs an intervention.”

This new report, titled Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, is meant to be that intervention: a resource for teachers who are eager

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White Supremacists, in Person on Campus

By | February 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Colleges nationwide have seen a surge in white supremacist propaganda showing up on campuses, but most of that activity has not involved in-person appearances. Rather, various groups appear to be putting up posters and distributing hateful literature in the night without identifying themselves.

But in the last week, Colorado State University and the

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Surge in Campus Propaganda From White Supremacists

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

Colleges and universities are experiencing a surge in leaflets and posters from white supremacist groups, according to a report released today by the Anti-Defamation League.

The group reported that, since the beginning of 2016, various white supremacist groups have said that they have the goal of being more visible and sharing their propaganda on college campuses.

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‘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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Tolerance takes a hit: Americans less accepting of LGBT people in 2017, survey shows

By | January 26th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

For the first time in four years, Americans are less accepting of LGBT people, a survey finds — a setback activists say is stunning but not unexpected after a turbulent 2017.

Fewer than half of non-LGBT adults — 49% — said they were “very” or “somewhat” comfortable around LGBT people in certain scenarios, according

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