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Richmond Hate Crime Community Forum Dec. 10

By | December 8th, 2016|Conflict Resolution, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Please JOIN us for a Forum to address Hate Crimes, Intimidation and Harassment, as well as the fear of deportation felt by our Immigrant Communities!

Representatives from various organizations will be present to listen to your concerns and offer resources. We are fortunate to have community leaders who are fighting to protect

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Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults

By | September 6th, 2016|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WORCESTER, Mass. — A freshman tentatively raises her hand and takes the microphone. “I’m really scared to ask this,” she begins. “When I, as a white female, listen to music that uses the N word, and I’m in the car, or, especially when I’m with all white friends, is it O.K. to sing along?”

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In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women

By | September 6th, 2016|Education, Intergroup Relations|

In the mid-1940s, Joel Teitelbaum, an eminent and charismatic rabbi, immigrated to the United States, colonizing a section of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for his Hasidic sect, the Satmar, its name taken from the Hungarian town of Szatmar, where Rabbi Teitelbaum had fought to resist the encroachments of a modernizing society.

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How do Americans view poverty? Many blue-collar whites, key to Trump, criticize poor people as lazy and content to stay on welfare

By | August 15th, 2016|Intergroup Relations|

Sharp differences along lines of race and politics shape American attitudes toward the poor and poverty, according to a new survey of public opinion, which finds empathy toward the poor and deep skepticism about government antipoverty efforts.

The differences illuminate some of the passions that have driven this year’s contentious presidential campaign.

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Racial Violence in Milwaukee Was Decades in the Making, Residents Say

By | August 15th, 2016|Intergroup Relations|

The burning buildings, smashed police cars and scuffles between police officers and angry protesters on Milwaukee’s north

side over the weekend might have seemed like a spontaneous eruption.

But for many in the city’s marginalized black community, it was

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Report: Americans More Concerned About Wealth-based Achievement Gaps Than Racial Inequities

By | August 15th, 2016|Intergroup Relations|

Americans are more concerned about—and more supportive of—proposals to close wealth-based achievement gaps among students than they

are about Black-White or Hispanic-White gaps.

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more in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

 

 

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District mapping is diluting minority votes in this Georgia county, civil rights groups allege in lawsuit

By | August 9th, 2016|Intergroup Relations|

More than half a century after the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, the most racially diverse county in the southeastern United States is depriving minority voters of the ability to elect local candidates of their choice, a coalition of civil rights groups has alleged in a federal lawsuit.

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Critics See Efforts by Counties and Towns to Purge Minority Voters From Rolls

By | August 1st, 2016|Intergroup Relations|

SPARTA, Ga. — When the deputy sheriff’s patrol cruiser pulled up beside him as he walked down Broad Street at sunset last August, Martee Flournoy, a 32-year-old black man, was both confused and rattled. He had reason: In this corner of rural Georgia, African-Americans are arrested at a rate far higher than

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Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening

By | July 28th, 2016|Intergroup Relations|

As waves of protesters gathered in Atlanta night after night to condemn the fatal police shootings of African American men, civil rights veteran Andrew Young stepped in to provide some encouragement – not to activists, but to police officers.

“Those are some unlovable little brats out there,” the 84-year-old former Atlanta mayor and U.S. ambassador said

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