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THE SUPREME COURT WILL BYPASS LOWER COURTS TO REVIEW CONTROVERSIAL CENSUS QUESTION ABOUT CITIZENSHIP STATUS

By | February 18th, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The United States Supreme Court agreed on Friday to fast track a review of a case concerning the Trump administration’s plans to add a question to the 2020 census asking households to disclose whether their occupants are U.S. citizens.

The Department of Commerce—which oversees the Census Bureau—announced the decision to include the new question

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‘Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?’

By | February 18th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Leda Fisher didn’t waste any time getting to the point in her recent essay in The Dickinsonian. The title was”Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?”

“When you ask a question at a lecture, is it secretly just your opinion ending with the phrase ‘do you agree?'” asked Fisher, a senior at

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After Black Student Is Kept Out of Class Discussion, NYU School Acknowledges ‘Institutional Racism’

By | February 15th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

While traveling abroad this week, a black graduate student at New York University says he was told by a classmate that a class discussion was easier to facilitate without a “black presence” in the room. Now administrators at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work have acknowledged that it has a problem with “ongoing institutional racism,”

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Nearly Half of Undergraduates Are Students of Color. But Black Students Lag Behind.

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

The key data points in the American Council on Education’s new report on race and ethnicity in higher education come as no surprise: College-student populations are growing more diverse, yet achievement gaps persist among different racial groups.

Still, the poor outcomes for black students in particular are glaring.

All students of color now make up more than

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS DRIVEN BY A PERCEIVED LOSS OF STATUS

By | February 8th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Donald Trump voters, and people who identify with similar political movements in other nations, are perhaps best described as angry nationalists. But consider, for a moment, just how odd and seemingly contradictory that description is.

White populists complain they are losing ground to minorities in terms of status and power. At the same time, they assert

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Audit: California inmate behavior programs didn’t cut crime

By | February 1st, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Increased efforts by California to change the behavior of prison inmates have not reduced the rate at which ex-convicts commit new crimes, state auditors reported Thursday.

The assessment relied on five-year-old data, prompting state corrections officials to say auditors may be drawing conclusions too soon.

The data used by auditors

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Lawyers on Race-Conscious Admissions: ‘This is Doable. But Also, Do it Right.’

By | February 1st, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations|

If part of the intent of the recent affirmative-action lawsuits brought against universities was to send a chill through admissions offices, it doesn’t seem to be working. Most of the discussion at a conference here this week on race and admissions was about how to do a better job bringing underrepresented minority students to campuses,

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When children formed a swastika with their bodies, it sparked a conversation on hate

By | January 29th, 2019|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A black man stood to face his neighbors, choking up as he recounted how, every day, some person or another crossed the street when they saw him coming. In Ojai, a pretty place he calls home, people routinely ignore him.

A woman’s voice

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HOW PRESCHOOLERS ARE ABSORBING THE BIASES OF THEIR ELDERS

By | January 24th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

“Careful the things you say: Children will listen,” Stephen Sondheim warned audiences in his fairy-tale musical Into the Woods. New research suggests kids are indeed watching and listening to the adults around them—and picking up their prejudices.

A just-published study found “a strong and consistent pro-white bias” among a racially

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AN UNUSUAL NEW PROGRAM SEEKS TO CUT URBAN CRIME BY PUSHING GANG MEMBERS INTO COLLEGE

By | January 23rd, 2019|Conflict Resolution, Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

When Matt Johnson’s girlfriend was killed in gang crossfire in 2014, leaving him a single father to a three-year-old girl, he knew it was time to do something different with his life.

Johnson, who grew up surrounded by drugs and violence in Boston’s South End neighborhood, had been getting into trouble since he was a kid.

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