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Theories Abound Over Meaning of Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Remark

By | August 15th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — There is no shortage of theories about why President Trump blamed “many sides” for the white supremacist-fueled violence in Virginia over the weekend.

Some suggested the president did not want to alienate whites who voted for him out of a sense of racial grievance.

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Far Right Plans Its Next Moves With a New Energy

By | August 15th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

The white supremacists and right-wing extremists who came together over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., are now headed home, many of them ready and energized, they said, to set their sights on bigger prizes.

Some were making arrangements to appear at future marches. Some were planning to

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After dividing California Democrats in 2014, affirmative action resurfaces in the race for governor

By | August 14th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A debate about affirmative action has emerged in the campaign for governor, threatening to inject a potentially volatile racial element into the 2018 contest after the issue divided California Democrats along ethnic lines three years ago.

The question of whether race should be considered in admissions to California’s colleges and universities was raised in recent weeks

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Squeezed out by Silicon Valley, the far right is creating its own corporate world

By | August 14th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Over and over again, those on America’s far right have learned that the 1st Amendment doesn’t protect them from Silicon Valley tech companies.

For weeks, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and other far-right figures have been organizing for a “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, which is expected to be one of the largest rallies

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An Anti-Hate Group Has This Advice for When the Alt-Right Comes to Campus

By | August 11th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

For universities, the new academic year has nearly arrived. If it’s anything like last year, controversial speakers will be a consistent challenge for administrators and students alike.

More often than not, the speakers that generate the most controversy are those labeled right-wing reactionaries by their critics. Last fall, Richard Spencer, a white nationalist, launched

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Contentious Memo Strikes Nerve Inside Google and Out

By | August 9th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

SAN FRANCISCO — After leaving Harvard’s doctorate program in systems biology to join Google as a software engineer in 2013, James Damore joked on his Facebook page that he knew he had made the right move as he enjoyed a morning smoothie with oats. It was the type of workplace

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What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity

By | August 9th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When Michael Deng, a college freshman, joined an Asian-American fraternity, he was looking for a sense of belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.

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Affirmative Action Policies Evolve, Achieving Their Own Diversity

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

Just a year ago, after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions program by a single swing vote, the question seemed to be edging, at last, toward an answer: Colleges could, the justices ruled, consider race when deciding whom to let

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Targets of Internet Outrage

By | August 4th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Many professors who have expressed their views about race and politics this year have found themselves targets of both the left and right. Nothing is too abstrusely academic, it seems, to seed an attack campaign fueled by websites that surveil social media to find gotcha-worthy gems. The Professor Watch List, for one, created last

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Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality

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

Several refrains marked the election campaign of Donald Trump. “Make America great again.” “Build the wall.” But another phrase commonly uttered by the president continues to animate his base: “The system is rigged.”

This sentiment also underscored some reactions to a recent report from The New York Times, based on a memo it had obtained, which

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