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MUSLIM AMERICANS SEE A MAJOR SPIKE IN HATE CRIMES—AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

By | July 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Muslim-American community advocates recorded a surge in reports of Islamophobic incidents this year amid what some say is the government’s sanctioning of xenophobia directed at their community. Despite this uptick in bigotry, there’s been an unprecedented number of Muslim Americans running for office in the upcoming mid-term elections—a sign, some say, of a so-called blue

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Hate crimes rise in California for third straight year, state report says

By | July 11th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes increased across California for the third straight year in 2017, an uptick experts have blamed on President Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric toward minorities and the resurgence of hate groups in the state.

There were 1,093 reported hate crimes in California in 2017, a 17.4% increase, according to a report

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Hate crimes are up in major U.S. cities for the fourth year in a row, study by CAHRO’s Brian Levin says

By | July 9th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Viral videos of people berating others on account of race, religion or presumed immigration status are being posted on social media fast and furious these days.

Smartphones, changing attitudes, President Donald Trump and the meteoric rise of social media may all share the blame, experts say.

While scattering pine needles with a leaf blower, boarding a train

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Hate crimes are up in major U.S. cities for the fourth year in a row, study by CAHRO’s Brian Levin says

By | July 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes reported to police in America’s 10 largest cities went up by 12.5 percent in 2017, according to a new analysis, making it the fourth consecutive year U.S. hate crime reports in those areas have increased.

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College Retreat Examines White Identity

By | July 9th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

During the 2018-19 school year, the University of Vermont (UVM) will host a three-day weekend retreat that specifically targets White students in order to discuss topics such as privilege, inclusivity and racism.

This will be the fourth time that the Asian-American, Latino, African-American and Native American (ALANA) Student Center will host “Examining White Identity: A Retreat

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In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten

By | July 9th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

JASPER, Tex. — Sometime after church but before dinner, Sgt. James Carter of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office knocked on the front door of James and Stella Byrd’s home. He stepped into the living room, removed his white cowboy hat and bowed his head. Then, with a somber look on his face that

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rump’s new guidelines trigger debate on affirmative action, but California already bans it

By | July 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

California is likely to be little affected by the Trump administration’s latest moves against racial affirmative action in part because the state already banned such racial preferences in public education policies and state university admissions more than two decades ago, experts said Tuesday.

Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation

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‘A Huge Blind Spot’: Why New York Asians Feel Overlooked

By | July 5th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

When Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a change in the way students are admitted to the city’s most elite public high schools, he was surrounded by dozens of enthusiastic students, union leaders and elected officials, amid signs proclaiming “All Kids Deserve a Chance.”

Noticeably absent were

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By | July 3rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, Trump administration officials said.

The reversal would restore the policy set during President George

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Voice Mail From a ‘Concerned American’

By | July 2nd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The voice mail Karen Fang received last week alarmed her — and alarmed many others when she shared it on social media.

The caller, who identified herself as a “concerned American,” was apparently trying to reach someone else at the University of Houston, where Fang is a professor of English. It’s unclear who

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