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HOW HIGHER EDUCATION IS EVOLVING ITS THINKING AROUND CONTROVERSIAL CAMPUS SPEAKERS

By | January 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The last few years have been explosive ones for American colleges and universities. Student protests over controversial speakers and events—the most extreme example involving white supremacists terrorizing the University of Virginia—seem to have become a standard part of the undergraduate experience. Not since the 1970s has activism been so visible and, as

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WHY RACIAL ECONOMIC DISPARITY KEEPS GROWING IN THE U.S.

By | January 16th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

As cities across the country gear up for celebrations around the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., a new report offers a sobering reminder that there’s still much work to be done in America on the civil rights front.

The report, released by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive

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Is banning trans troops a legal tactic to reverse civil rights?

By | January 14th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the discrimination of trans people, either by banning them from the military or firing them because of their sex, have much more at stake than is often perceived. Chase Strangio, an attorney at ACLU’s LGBT and HIV project, spoke to NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano, explaining that they can

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Did Critics of Programs for Women Win at Tulane?

By | January 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Conservative websites this weekend announced what they said was a major victory in the battle against discrimination against men in higher education.

“Female Lawyer Gets Tulane University to Stop Discriminating Against Men” was the headline on PJ Media. The article says, “Tulane University has agreed to stop financially discriminating against

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‘My Merit and My Blackness Are Fused to Each Other’

By | January 14th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When a woman told Dan-el Padilla Peralta at a classics conference this month that he had gotten his job at Princeton University only because he’s black — a claim he’s heard before — he felt rage.

He felt rage when he realized that the woman’s attack would divert attention from the paper he had just

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Newman officer’s killing stirs a familiar fear: ‘I hope to God the suspect isn’t Latino’

By | January 11th, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The procession of police cars worked its way through the Central Valley, escorting the body of Ronil Singh for his final watch in this small town.

The silver hearse swept past ads for farm equipment, campaign signs for a Republican congressman who narrowly

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Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

By | January 11th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

The American Psychological Association has released several guides for psychologists who work with people belonging to certain groups — members of ethnic and linguistic minorities, for example, or women and girls.

It did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm. But in

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Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump

By | January 10th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys.

Francis Huang of the University of Missouri and Dewey Cornell of the University of Virginia used data

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Scholars: Don’t Conflate Pro-Palestine with Anti-Semitism

By | January 9th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi took to Twitter to express his outrage following the recent decision by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) Board of Directors to rescind scholar-activist Dr. Angela Davis’ invitation to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award.

“When we do not have the courage to honor our greatest freedom fighters, we should

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A Surge of Anti-Semitism

By | December 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The reports of the Jewish psychology professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, who walked into her office in late November to find bloodred swastikas and a slur, “Yid,” painted on her walls drew widespread attention and shock from the public.

After all, the episode came only a month after the fatal shooting at the Tree of

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