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Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

By | June 7th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

OWATONNA, Minn. — “I knew it wasn’t O.K.,” Kloey, 16, said. “I knew that for sure.”

Late one Saturday night in February in Owatonna, Minn., Kloey posted a selfie on Snapchat with two of her friends. Kloey stuck out her tongue, Candace pursed her lips and Grace wore a wide-eyed grin. While singing along to a

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A FEAR OF ‘WHITE EXTINCTION’ IS PROVOKING RACIAL BIAS AMONG AMERICAN WHITES

By | June 4th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Remember white people? Once upon a time, they dominated American life. But at some point in the 21st century, beset by low birth rates, they gradually died out.

Yes, that’s an absurd notion. But new research suggests that, for some white Americans, it’s a real fear—one that stimulates racial bias and political conservatism.

“White population decline does

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TALKING ABOUT WHITE PRIVILEGE CAN REDUCE LIBERALS’ SYMPATHY FOR POOR WHITE PEOPLE

By | May 31st, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

In recent years, the rhetoric of white privilege—a recognition that, in American society, Caucasians enjoy certain inherent advantages over people of color—has become increasingly prominent in progressive politics. This development has arguably led to a better understanding of the everyday challenges faced by black Americans and other racial minorities.

But new research suggests that the disseminated

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ONE REASON WHY WHITE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN STATES STILL HAVE A HIGHER RATE OF BIAS AGAINST BLACK AMERICANS

By | May 29th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Racial bias is often discussed in psychological terms—as a defense mechanism, a product of emotional immaturity, a way to project one’s fears and insecurities onto others.

But what if the causes of racism, and potential solutions, are more a matter of one’s environment? Could a region’s long history of racism create social and economic disparities that

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The Hidden Harms of Racial Bullying

By | May 23rd, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES – ANEESAH can still see the flag in her fourth-grade classroom.

“It’s how they taught us to be American,” she says, “by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.”

But Aneesah says she didn’t feel very American – or very accepted – in that room. She felt scared.

Aneesah was the only Muslim student at her Southern California

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE CAMPUS FREE SPEECH DEBATES?

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

In late March Amherst College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion—hoping to spark discussion over how students discuss matters such as “identity, privilege, oppression, and inclusion”—released a guide to its student body called the “Common Language Guide.” The email containing the report explained how “This project emerged out of a need to come to a common

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Majority of Americans Believe Race Shouldn’t Be a Factor in Hiring, Pew Study Finds

By | May 16th, 2019|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

A new report finds Americans largely value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, but not always when it involves career advancement.

The Pew Research Center recently released a study that followed the social and demographic trends of 6,637 adults in the United States. The study found that 75 percent of adults believed it is “very

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How Colleges Use 6-Word Stories About Race as a Teaching Tool

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

When librarians at Wayne State University learned about the Race Card Project, Kristen Chinery, a reference archivist at its Walter P. Reuther Library, was excited.

As chair of the Wayne State libraries’ diversity and inclusion council, Chinery thought that participating in the project, which collects people’s six-word submissions about their experience or observations of race,

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Is there a way to identify gang members without racial bias? California wants an answer

By | May 9th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Brian Allen was driving home from work in July 2017 when he spotted someone from his days at Crenshaw High School. He stopped, they talked and he agreed to give the friend — an aspiring rapper with a criminal record — a ride.

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