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Walking on Campus… While Black

By | September 18th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

On Friday morning, the tip line at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst received an anonymous call:

“A gentleman, African American, bald, red/white pinstripe shirt, dark khakis, large duffel bag on the right shoulder, hanging off a strap, very heavy hanging on the ground, seemed very agitated, walking up the ramp, into Whitmore

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Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules

By | September 14th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Girls have been told they can be anything they want to be, and it shows. They are seizing opportunities closed to previous generations — in science, math, sports and leadership.

But they’re also getting another message: What they look like matters more than any of that.

Boys seem to have been

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Scholars Believe Supreme Court Likely to End Affirmative Action with Kavanaugh

By | September 14th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Scholars from coast to coast expect the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – and they expect him to help end affirmative action by ruling against it in cases that reach the high court.

Affirmative action programs and policies, enacted by U.S. public and private institutions dating back to the

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Limiting the Debate

By | September 13th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

The Trump administration has made free speech on college campuses a signature issue. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned last year that college campuses were becoming echo chambers “of political correctness and homogenous thought.”

But civil liberties groups have long warned that a new definition of anti-Semitism quietly adopted by the Education Department would stifle speech on

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Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem With Race Cuts Far Deeper

By | September 12th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, overheard a black woman’s phone conversation. She believed this black woman was trying to sell food stamps illegally. The exchange became heated, and the white woman was told, in

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In response to Trump policies, some Californians open their homes to asylum seekers

By | September 12th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

When it comes to fighting the Trump administration’s immigration policies, California has two “resistances.” There’s the official one, conducted by politicians, that includes the state’s landmark “sanctuary” law.

Then there’s the unofficial resistance, which includes people like Ann and Kent Moriarty.

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Would the Education Dept.’s New Title IX Rules Really Save Colleges Money?

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

As the Education Department tells it, colleges and schools could collectively save hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade under its forthcoming sexual-misconduct regulations.

That’s because the proposed rules — at least, in their draft form — would lower the bar for when colleges must conduct sexual-assault or sexual-harassment investigations under Title IX, the

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In the age of Trump, there’s a fine line between racism and free speech. Even at high school football games

By | September 11th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Maybe in another time, the scene at an Orange County high school football game might have felt different: the home team fans dressed in red, white and blue chanting, “USA!” “USA!,” after a touchdown.

But this is an age of polarization from President

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RESEARCH SUGGESTS BLACK WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE OBJECTIFIED AND DEHUMANIZED

By | September 11th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Are black women judged more harshly than their white peers? The issue arose again this past weekend, when tennis great Serena Williams was penalized at the U.S. Open for allegedly cheating—and then expressing anger over the accusation.

“There is still an unfair assumption that black people, and black women in particular, can’t achieve

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Allegations of racism at Orange County high school football game underscore broader tension in the Trump era

By | September 10th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The fallout over allegations of racism at a recent Orange County high school football game erupted on social media over the weekend, reflecting the broader tension gripping the country in the Trump era.

The disputed incidents occurred at Friday night’s contest between Aliso Niguel and Santa Ana high schools, during which Santa Ana Principal Jeff Bishop

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