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Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile and Racist’ Language

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday offered a vague denial about the language he chose to use about immigrants during a private meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday, when he reportedly referred to African nations as “shithole countries.”

But Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of

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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to

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Why is collecting accurate hate crime statistics so difficult?

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Allison Kolarik was making signs for an upcoming ‘Stand Against Hate’ rally in Asbury Park on Sept. 3 when she heard two guys yelling at her friends outside.
“There were certain things said like, I hate you people, I hate liberals,” she said. “I just walked out of the

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Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

By | January 9th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential

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How the Right Weaponized Free Speech

By | January 9th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

I was 10 years old when my father was suspended from his job as a high-school social-studies teacher. Two years later, he was fired for insubordination and conduct unbecoming a teacher because he refused to cooperate with an investigation into purported communist infiltration in the New York City public schools. His defense was eloquent….

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Is Protesting a Privilege?

By | December 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Campus protests advocating for diversity occur more frequently at elite colleges, a study suggests.

Since her days as a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University, Dominique J. Baker says, she had wondered, “Why do certain universities have protests and others don’t?”

That curiosity led Ms. Baker and a colleague to study differences in protests among higher-education institutions…

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umina Foundation to Award $2.5 Million in Grants for “Addressing Hate”

By | December 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Violence and racial chaos in Charlottesville earlier this year sparked a call to action for one philanthropic foundation dedicated to making post-secondary education accessible to all.

Mobilized to back words with action, Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, announced Tuesday that the foundation will award $2.5 million in grants for community-building programs and

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Justices Sharply Divided in Wedding Cake Case

By | December 5th, 2017|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who almost certainly holds the crucial vote in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, sent sharply contradictory messages when it was argued Tuesday at the Supreme Court.

He asked a lawyer

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Revealing Themselves on Campus

By | December 5th, 2017|Education, Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

While it’s unsurprising now when racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic posters crop up on college campuses, a rarer event is the white nationalist culprits sticking around to pose for photos.

But such is the case at Southern Methodist University, where police are currently investigating banners and posters espousing white supremacy that

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Why the U. of Maryland Is Hiring a ‘Hate-Bias Response Coordinator’

By | November 29th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Officials at the University of Maryland at College Park say their decision to hire a full-time “hate-bias response coordinator” reflects that a new normal has taken hold in higher education, one in which white supremacists and other hate groups are targeting campuses more than ever before.

Maryland announced the new position on Monday as part

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