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Menial Tasks, Slurs and Swastikas: Many Black Workers at Tesla Say They Faced Racism

By | November 30th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

FREMONT, Calif. — Owen Diaz had seen swastikas in the bathrooms at Tesla’s electric-car plant, and he had tried to ignore racist taunts around the factory.

“You hear, ‘Hey, boy, come here,’ ‘N-i-g-g-e-r,’ you know, all this,” said Mr. Diaz, who is African-American. Then, a few hours into his shift running the

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‘HATE IS JUST EXHAUSTING’: GROWING UP WITH—AND RUNNING AWAY FROM—THE KU KLUX KLAN

By | November 29th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Earlier this month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual hate crime report, reporting that the number of hate crimes committed in 2017 was 17 percent higher than the previous year. Although the FBI’s report does not offer any explanation for this increase, the role of white nationalism is apparent, especially when considering

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‘They got me. I’m afraid.’: Swastikas spray-painted on a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia

By | November 29th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The psychology professor pulled open the heavy oak doors of Horace Mann Hall, which boasts 16-foot ceilings and varnished wood floors, and headed to her fourth-floor office. Filing in behind her were students preparing for a 1:30 p.m. lab meeting Wednesday. As they entered her workspace, they passed a mezuza, a small box containing

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THE NORTH CAROLINA SANCTUARY CHURCH RESIDENT’S ARREST HIGHLIGHTS A GROWING DIVIDE AMONG AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

In North Carolina, the arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week of a man who had been living in a church for nearly a year prompted statewide rallies in his support—and showed once again how the Trump administration’s immigration policy is driving a wedge between Christian communities.

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old man originally from Mexico, lived in the

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Ed Department investigates claims against women’s programs

By | November 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — At home in Turkey, Kursat Pekgoz considered himself a feminist. In the world of American higher education, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in English literature, the 30-year-old activist says it is men who are being treated unfairly.

Arguing that campus resource groups for women and women’s studies programs amount to

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New Front in Fight Over Affirmative Action

By | November 16th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Supporters of the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have frequently suggested that the University of California’s campuses provide a model for college admissions. In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209, barring state institutions from considering race and ethnicity in admissions. At the most competitive campuses in the UC system, Asian

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JEFF SESSIONS’ LAST ACT: PREVENTING THE DOJ FROM INVESTIGATING DISCRIMINATORY POLICE DEPARTMENTS

By | November 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Jeff Sessions hides emotion poorly—his face is reflexively expressive—and last Wednesday night, it betrayed a mixed set of sentiments as he stepped out of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in downtown Washington, D.C. He had the stunned appearance of a hostage emerging out of an underground prison for the

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Hate Crimes on Campuses Are Rising, New FBI Data Show

By | November 15th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The killing of Richard Collins III stands out among the hate crimes documented in statistics released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Collins, a black Army lieutenant, was fatally stabbed by another college student just three days before he was set to graduate from Maryland’s Bowie State University in May 2017. His death was

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Georgetown Researchers Find Disparities in Access to Elite Public Colleges

By | November 14th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

New research released Tuesday from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) found that “misguided admissions practices” and inequality in funding are splitting the public higher education system into two separate and unequal tracks.

The report, “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and

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