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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

By | April 19th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.

He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were

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ICE enforcement ends in death of farmworkers, leaving anger and questions

By | April 19th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Celestino Hilario Garcia, his eyes bloodshot and his voice raw, struggled to explain that his brother’s and sister-in-law’s deaths were not his fault.

A month ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had trained their sights on Santos Hilario Garcia. In the early morning darkness, they followed in two black Jeeps as he and his wife, Marcelina

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Starbucks Arrests, Outrageous to Some, Are Everyday Life for Others

By | April 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

PHILADELPHIA — The video of the police arresting two black men in a Starbucks, viewed more than 10 million times online, quickly prompted a full-blown crisis: accusations of racism, protests both in and around the cafe, and a corporate apology on “Good Morning America.”

But to some

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When Racism Roils a Campus, Colleges Respond. Will Students Be Satisfied?

By | April 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Colleges have been besieged by one racist incident after another in the past two years, and they have spent that time developing a common strategy for dealing with the immediate fallout. One mainstay: Respond publicly.

But what determines whether that response will resonate with aggrieved students?

The best predictor may be how satisfied students already are with

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How to Respond to Racist Incidents

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

Paul Young, the president of Sheridan College, was about to meet with Wyoming’s governor to discuss community-college budgets when a call came in — someone had scrawled a racial slur on a whiteboard outside the dorm room of two of Sheridan’s female Native American students.

Then the texts started rolling in — from legislators, and from

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Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

By | April 5th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — Black students continue to be disciplined at school more often and more harshly than their white peers, often for similar infractions, according to a new report by Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog agency, which counters claims fueling the Trump administration’s efforts to re-examine discipline policies of the Obama administration.

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Trump Budget Would Eliminate Justice Department’s Peacemaking Office

By | April 2nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

The Community Relations Service was born out of one of the most contentious periods in American history — the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

The Justice Department peacemaking office established by the 1964 Civil Rights Act has provided communities dealing with racial or other tensions with professional mediators and other confidential services to help resolve

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Hate Groups Are Growing Under Trump

By | March 22nd, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

According to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups has been increasing rapidly since 2000. Heidi Beirich, director of the Center’s Intelligence Project, links the rise in recruitment to the 2000 census that predicted whites would be a minority by 2042. Beirich says there’s been another spike following the election

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Can tiny Los Alamitos take on California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ movement?

By | March 21st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The small Orange County suburb of Los Alamitos has picked a big fight with California by passing a resolution saying it wants nothing to do with “sanctuary state” laws aimed at protecting people here illegally from President Trump’s promised immigration crackdown.

Now comes

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