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Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

By | April 4th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

BERLIN — Swastikas daubed on a Jewish cemetery in France. An anti-Semitic political campaign by Hungary’s far-right government. Labour lawmakers in Britain quitting their party and citing ingrained anti-Semitism. A Belgian carnival float caricatures Orthodox Jewssitting on bags of money.

And that was just the past

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Report: No ‘Crisis’ in Free Speech

By | April 3rd, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A spike in campus activism — some of it directed against speakers whose views offend — has complicated free speech, says a new report. But the landscape is far from disastrous, as politicians, particularly in the Trump administration, depict it.

The 100-page compendium “Chasm in the Classroom: Campus Free Speech in a Divided

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50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

By | April 2nd, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

On cold mornings, Les Goodson shows up early outside the University Club, on a wealthy stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and races two panhandlers he has nicknamed Catman and Pimp-the-Baby for a warm spot in front of a steam vent. He launches into “Take Five” on his saxophone, leaving his case open

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HOW WHITE IDENTITY SHAPES AMERICAN POLITICS

By | March 22nd, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

President Donald Trump’s supporters tend to get angry when they’re accused of racism. To many liberals, their outrage is laughable: After all, they support a leader whose racist impulses are increasingly difficult to deny.

In fact, though, there’s an excellent chance that many of those supporters aren’t technically racist, in

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SCHOOLS THAT EMPHASIZE DIVERSITY PRODUCE HEALTHIER STUDENTS

By | March 12th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

It is well-known that African Americans suffer from higher rates of heart diseasethan their fellow citizens. There is significant, if not conclusive, evidence that racism-driven stress is a likely factor.

Hopeful new research suggests schools can help prevent, or at least delay, the onset of this

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Federal agents to probe Stephon Clark shooting after state declines to charge police

By | March 6th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Federal authorities announced Tuesday they will conduct a civil rights review of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in California’s capital last March, a killing that triggered a year of racial upheaval in Sacramento and has become the focus of legislation to curb the use of

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What Faculty Members Think

By | March 5th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Discrimination is a source of stress for many faculty members, especially women and ethnic minorities. And most professors say they’re not prepared to deal with diversity-related conflict in their own classrooms. So finds a new report from the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The institute publishes its

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The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’ and the Future of Affirmative Action

By | March 4th, 2019|Education, Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

For months now, the lawsuit against Harvard University over its admissions practices has focused on the idea that affirmative action may be limiting opportunities for Asian Americans. Remove consideration of race, the plaintiffs argue, and Asian Americans will prosper.

New research, not focused on Harvard’s practices, offers a different perspective on that idea.

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‘HATE IS WAY MORE INTERESTING THAN THAT’: WHY ALGORITHMS CAN’T STOP TOXIC SPEECH ONLINE

By | February 28th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Erin Schrode didn’t know much about the extreme right before she ran for Congress. “I’m not going to tell you I thought anti-Semitism was dead, but I had never personally been the subject of it,” she says.

That changed when The Daily Stormer, a prominent neo-Nazi website, posted an article about her 2016 campaign. The

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Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

By | February 26th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated public schools are unconstitutional.

In 2018, on the 64th anniversary of that ruling, a lawsuit filed in New Jersey claimed that state’s schools are some of the most segregated in the nation. That’s because, the lawsuit alleged, New Jersey school district

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