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Sanctuary state fight at local level may be more orchestrated than organic

By | May 3rd, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

With California and the Trump administration locked in a legal battle over immigration policies, a state Republican leader and an illegal immigration critic are quietly offering to help communities fight the state’s new “sanctuary” law.

County officials are scheduled to

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STATE OF CONFLICT: How a tiny protest at the U. of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics

By | April 30th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The first month of the fall semester had not gone as Hank M. Bounds, president of the University of Nebraska, had hoped. It was shaping up to be a tough budget year, for the school and the state, and he had hoped to press the case for how valuable the university was to the state.

Instead,

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California Survey on Othering and Belonging: Views on Identity, Race and Politics

By | April 25th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

In December 2017, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and Latino Decisions fielded a statewide public opinion poll to better understand the interaction of Californian’s intergroup and identity perceptions with their attitudes towards several policy goals, social values, and responses to messages based on a strategic narrative.  This

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After blackface incident, minority students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo say they don’t feel welcome

By | April 25th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her.

Ramos was the only black person, the young woman said, that she and her mother had seen that day. They asked about the

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CAIR report shows 15 percent increase in hate crimes against American Muslims nationwide

By | April 24th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Hate crimes targeting American Muslims increased by 15 percent nationwide in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a report released Monday, April 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a trend which members of the advocacy group say is reflected in Southern California.

The report, titled “Targeted,” bears statistics about hate crimes as well

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Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

By | April 24th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Ever since Donald J. Trump began his improbable political rise, many pundits have credited his appeal among white, Christian and male voters to “economic anxiety.” Hobbled by unemployment and locked out of the recovery, those voters turned out in force to send Mr. Trump, and a message, to Washington.

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Opinion: Should I Give Up on White People?

By | April 24th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

You deserve to be punished with several fists to your face! You’re nothing but a troublemaker! I’ve had enough of your Racist talk! You’d better watch what you say and to whom you say it! You may just end up in the hospital with several injuries or maybe on a cold

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Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university

By | April 23rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When a white student at California State University was caught this month wearing blackface, administrators had a clear message: it was racist, but “protected by free speech”.

Days later, when a professor tweeted that the late Barbara Bush was a “racist”, the university’s tone was different: the

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Racial bias in campus discipline: When will universities look in the mirror?

By | April 23rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A new federal analysis of data on how students are disciplined in K-12 schools found that black children were far more likely than their white peers to suffer consequences for their actions in 2013-14, and the report noted that “implicit base” may be a cause.

Such K-12 data is routinely collected and analyzed

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Study: Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying Down Among Black Youth

By | April 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Violent behaviors and weapon carrying have decreased among African-American adolescents, but homicide rates continue to rise, according to a new report from Ball State University.

“Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying, and Firearm Homicide Trends in African American Adolescents, 2001–2015” is the first study to assess violent behaviors in African-American youth over an extended period, the university said.

“In

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