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The ‘hotbed of anti-Semitism’ isn’t a foreign country. It’s U.S. college campuses, a new report says.

By | April 25th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

As violent attacks against Jews worldwide drop to their lowest in more than 10 years, the United States, particularly college campuses, have been the “hotbed of anti-Semitism,” according to a new report.

The report by researchers at Tel Aviv University, which covers data from 40 countries, found that violent anti-Semitic incidents, which include attacks with and

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Anti-Semitic incidents have reached levels unseen in recent years, Anti-Defamation League report says

By | April 24th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. skyrocketed by 86% in the first three months of the year, according to a new report released Monday by a prominent Jewish civil rights organization.

The Anti-Defamation League’s audit of anti-Semitic events counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats against Americans in the first quarter

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North Carolina Civil Rights Center Faces Conservative Ire

By | April 24th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

RALEIGH, N.C. — A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state’s higher education system.

African-American attorney Julius Chambers, who endured firebomb attacks in the

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Does Financial Literacy Betray Racial Bias?

By | April 20th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

In a thicket of complex policy prescriptions for the nation’s student-debt crisis, few carry the homespun appeal of the financial-literacy seminar. Like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup, lawmakers, families and college officials increasingly savor the simple notion that students might be less broke if they better understood how to manage their money.

But a

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Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

By | April 17th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?

Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists into a flurry of data modeling and chart making….

Read more in the Washington Post.

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Illegal immigration protesters interrupt ‘Know Your Rights’ forum in El Monte

By | April 17th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

EL MONTE >> A group of protesters, some sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and other clothing in support of President Donald Trump, interrupted a “Know Your Rights” information forum for undocumented immigrants hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, Friday night.

The event, held at the city’s Grace T. Black Auditorium, was meant to provide

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Faculty ‘Diversity Statements’ Are Called Threats to Academic Freedom

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

The “diversity statements” that many colleges now require of applicants for faculty positions are coming under attack by traditionalists and conservatives as threats to academic freedom.

The Oregon affiliate of the National Association of Scholars has issued a report accusing colleges in that state and elsewhere of creating “ideological litmus tests” for faculty hiring and promotion

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Why Hundreds of Christian Faculty Members Have Signed a ‘Statement of Confession’

By | March 30th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A week after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, faculty and staff of North Park Theological Seminary, in Chicago, posted a statement on an internal online forum declaring their support for “vulnerable populations” in the United States.

“The political climate reveals longstanding national sins of racism, elevation of whiteness, misogyny, nativism, and economic disparity,” wrote the

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‘They’re so scared.’ Trump brings heartache, fear in L.A.’s ‘Ellis Island’

By | March 27th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Past the looming maze of freeway interchanges on the west side of Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights sits Biky’s Market, a light blue building with a dusty green awning.

On the days that San Antonio de Padua Church across the street is closed, locals come here to confide their troubles to store

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CAHRO’s own Brian Levin talks about the arrest of an Israeli-Amering in connection with the Jewish center bomb threats

By | March 24th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

“Levin expressed concern that the arrest of a Jewish suspect would embolden the very people most likely to carry out anti-Semitic acts.”

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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