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Colleges Can Recover From Racial Crisis by Taking a Lesson From Mizzou

By | November 13th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

What does it really take for a college to recover from a racial crisis? That’s the question a team of researchers explores in a new American Council on Education report, which spotlights the University of Missouri at Columbia and the 2015 protests that have become a lesson in leadership turmoil across higher education.

The report

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CIVIL RIGHTS PROTESTS IN THE 1960S CHANGED ATTITUDES AND VOTING PATTERNS

By | November 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

The first two years of the Trump administration have seen a huge number of political protests, beginning literally the day after his inauguration. Cynics call these demonstrations mere feel-good exercises. But, increasingly, there’s evidence that they can make a real impact.

Research released earlier this year suggested such efforts can strongly

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

By | November 5th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence

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(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

Both Sides at Harvard Trial Agree on One Thing: ‘The Wolf of Racial Bias’ Is at the Door

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

On the 15th day of the proceedings, a crowd poured into the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. Eager spectators took an elevator to the fifth floor, walked down a hallway, and pushed through the creaky wooden doors of Courtroom 17. By 9:15 a.m., the last seat was taken. The long trial would soon end.

Harvard University. Students

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WHY DO WE EXPECT VICTIMS OF RACISM TO FORGIVE?

By | November 2nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

In America, we seem to have a limitless fascination with watching miserable people forgive their oppressors: We fetishize endurance, the survival of injustice. When I see this fascination trained on marginalized people who have survived violence enacted on them by someone in power, I often wonder what the point is. When the grieving survivors

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WHAT WOULD ENDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP MEAN FOR THE UNITED STATES?

By | October 31st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

This week, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump would attempt to end birthright citizenship with an executive order. If the president makes good on this campaign promise, a fight over the Fourteenth Amendment—ensuring citizenship for “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”—would surely follow. We’re the only country in the world where a

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Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers

By | October 30th, 2018|Education, Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

When the threatening letters started to arrive, Albert Ponce stopped letting his daughter touch the mail.

Ponce, a political science professor at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his wife didn’t know how to explain to their 9-year-old that her father was receiving death threats. “Only Mom and Dad can touch the

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‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

By | October 29th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Until recent years, many Jews in America believed that the worst of anti-Semitism was over there, in Europe, a vestige of the old country.

American Jews were welcome in universities, country clubs and corporate boards that once excluded their grandparents. They married non-Jews, moved into mixed neighborhoods and by 2000,

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