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White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year

By | June 28th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

White-supremacist propaganda on college campuses is rising sharply, according to data released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

During the 2017-18 academic year, the ADL’s research arm, the Center on Extremism, recorded 292 instances of white-supremacist propaganda on campuses. That’s a 77-percent increase from the 165 cases it documented in the 2016-17 academic

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The Impact of Justice Kennedy

By | June 28th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges’ consideration of race in admissions.

Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions — both involving the University of Texas

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How Serious Are You About Diversity Hiring?

By | June 26th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Rahuldeep Gill, an associate professor of religion, is visibly different as a Sikh at California Lutheran University and has often felt alienated during his nine years there.

Faculty members of color, he says, are “hypervisible when they needed us to be in glossy brochures and invisible when it came to our needs.” A member of a

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Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net

By | June 22nd, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans.

Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, it

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

By | June 21st, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.

The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop

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White People Need Diversity, Too

By | June 20th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

At my university and many others, “diversity” is like Frank’s RedHot sauce, “they put that sh*t on everything!”

It is drenched on mission and value statements. It is mixed into committees and task forces established to examine the ills facing Black and Brown students on campus. A few dabs are added to million-dollar projects to assess

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Defending Affirmative Action

By | June 13th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A federal lawsuit challenging Harvard University’s affirmative action policies is about to go to trial, with the Justice Department backing claims of plaintiffs who say the university is discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

At one level, the case is only about Harvard, but the university’s policies are similar to those of many other institutions

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Education Dept. Received Hundreds Of Complaints Last Year About Racist School Discipline

By | June 12th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The Department of Education received more than 200 civil rights complaints last year involving students who say they were victims of racist school discipline, HuffPost has learned ― a noteworthy figure as U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos considers revising or rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to protect students from

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Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs

By | June 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing “racial resentment.”

One of the reasons for this opposition, according to the report, is white Americans’ perceptions that they might be losing their financial and social status while people of color make gains in

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Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

By | June 4th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker on Monday in a closely watched case pitting gay rights against claims of religious freedom.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 7-2 decision, relied on narrow grounds, saying a state commission had violated

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