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Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

By | July 2nd, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”…

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California set to be first state to protect black people from natural hair discrimination

By | June 27th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

Kari Williams has worked to make her natural hair salon a refuge for black Angelenos, including those who’ve felt pressured to alter their hairstyles to hold on to a job.

Some customers have asked her to cut their locs — short for dreadlocks

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White Supremacist Propaganda Nearly Doubles on Campus in 2017-18 Academic Year

By | June 27th, 2019|Education, Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

ADL’s Center on Extremism continues to track a growing number of white supremacist propaganda efforts targeting college campuses, including the distribution of racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic fliers, stickers, banners and posters. The 2017-18 data shows a 77 percent increase of incidents from the previous academic year, with 292 cases reported, compared to

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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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