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To protect and slur: Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

By | June 14th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups on Facebook, a Reveal investigation has found.

These cops have worked at every level of American law enforcement, from tiny, rural sheriff’s departments to the largest agencies in the country, such as the

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How male supremacy led to the shooting in a Tallahassee yoga studio

By | June 7th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

TALLAHASSEE — The first thing Kate Pierson did after unlocking the yoga studio that November afternoon was set the mood, plugging in the soothing waterfall, selecting a cheery lemongrass oil for the scent diffuser. The thermostat was turned up to 98 for the 5:30 class.

Hot Yoga Tallahassee was styled as a calming haven for a

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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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