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Racism, not a lack of assimilation, is the real problem facing Latinos in America

By | February 26th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

ulián Castro, a Mexican-American, is running for president. Latin music is more popular than country music, and one of the most recognizable political faces in the United States is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose family comes from Puerto Rico.

And yet, Latinos — even those whose roots in

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Homelessness in Los Angeles County is a result of ‘racism in America,’ report says

By | February 26th, 2019|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

In a report that treats Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis as a symptom of racism, city and county officials this week pointed to the high number of black people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and the need to address the disparity in order to address the crisis.

Black people have long been overrepresented among Los Angeles County’s

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Surrounded: Killings near school, and the students left behind

By | February 26th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Even as crime has dropped in L.A. over the last two decades, there are thousands of children who grow up with a constant drumbeat of death while navigating safe paths to schools in neighborhoods where someone has been killed nearby.

The impact of close-up violence can be devastating and costly for students, schools and communities: Some

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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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