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What Do ‘White Guys’ Think About Race? This Professor Is Trying to Find Out

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

What does it mean to study racism on college campuses? Mostly talking with white students about race, says Nolan L. Cabrera, an associate professor in the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education. One might think they wouldn’t have much to say, but do they ever. In one case, a young man

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L.A. consular officials receive training on hate crimes from Anti-Defamation League

By | June 1st, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The picture flashed before two dozen people gathered at Los Angeles’ Mexican Consulate.

It showed a 25-year-old man, an immigrant from Mexico, lying on a hospital bed after being beaten about a decade ago in a Pennsylvania town.

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How a Student Got Kicked Out of Class — and Became a Conservative Hero

By | June 1st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Charlie Kirk showed up dressed for the occasion.

Kirk — the head of Turning Point USA, a conservative political-­advocacy group — took the stage this spring at Indiana University of Pennsylvania wearing a navy-blue T-shirt that read: “There are only two genders.”

The rural state university, in a former coal-mining town, had become one of the latest

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Why let the Klan march at a private historically black college? ‘This is not a First Amendment thing, man.’

By | May 31st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

“Public universities cannot exclude a speaker based on their viewpoint, even a very offensive viewpoint. The law is clear,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and an expert in First Amendment law.

And in a recent book Chemerinsky titled “Free Speech on

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A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

By | May 30th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Standing on the front steps of First Congregational Church of Oakland late last month, Nichola Torbett issued a declaration.

“We can no longer tolerate the trauma inflicted on our communities by policing,” Torbett, a white church volunteer, said in front of churchgoers who

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Starbucks Closes More Than 8,000 Stores Today For Racial Bias Training Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email

By | May 29th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

A simultaneous training session for 175,000 employees, across more than 8,000 stores — that’s what Starbucks is doing today, urging its workers and managers to discuss racial bias and respect following the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store last month.

For the sessions, many Starbucks stores will shut down in the afternoon and

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Why Starbucks’s Bias Training, Despite Skepticism, Is an Important Start

By | May 29th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

Starbucks will temporarily shut 8,000 stores for four hours Tuesday afternoon to conduct racial bias training for its employees. It follows an incident in Philadelphia last month in which two black men were arrested simply for waiting in a store.

What would seem like a positive step forward is already, perhaps predictably,

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Op-Ed: White people should be more afraid of other whites than they are of people of color

By | May 25th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

President Trump would have us believe that white Americans are endangered by immigrant drug dealers and gangsters, and the liberal politicians who abet them with so-called sanctuary cities.

At a recent rally in Ohio, Trump used lurid language to claim

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Is Your University Racist?

By | May 25th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Racism is often construed as individual acts motivated by racial prejudice. Thus, it is challenging to understand institutional racism. Institutions do not have feelings like people do, nor do they have the consciousness to think and make decisions based on racial prejudice. So how can we identify racism within higher education institutions, even

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Student Wants to ‘End Affirmative Action for Women’

By | May 21st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The U.S. Education Department is investigating whether Yale University discriminates against men, stemming from an unusual complaint from a doctoral student completely unaffiliated with institution.

The Office for Civil Rights’ investigation into whether the university violated the federal gender discrimination law, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, began last month. Generally, the bulk of

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