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The American Campus, Under Siege: Now under fire from an array of forces on the right, colleges must learn how to weather the attacks

By | March 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists ended up on the University of Virginia campus last August, it wasn’t because they were lost.

The public university was an easy target for a group of far-right-wingers who wanted to take the fight to the heart of Blue America. They would use guerrilla tactics against an institution that, while

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Two-thirds of California college students are minorities. Most of their professors are white.

By | March 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

While the student bodies at California’s public colleges and universities are rapidly diversifying, the academic leadership has not kept up with the state’s changing demographics.

A new report from The Campaign for College Opportunity found that more than two-thirds of faculty, senior administrators and board members in the University of California, California

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Half-century of US civil rights gains have stalled or reversed, report finds

By | February 27th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Civil rights gains of the past half century have stalled or in some areas gone into reverse, according to a report marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission.

Child poverty has increased, schools have become resegregated and white supremacists are becoming emboldened and more violent, the study says.

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Arizona Republicans Inject Schools of Conservative Thought Into State Universities

By | February 26th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

TEMPE, Ariz. — In a classroom designed for 32, five students listened attentively last month to an analysis of Aristophanes’ play “The Clouds.” Nine students in another course took in a detailed lecture about the Peloponnesian War, while yet another class pondered the concept of happiness as defined by Aristotle.

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Women in Cryptocurrencies Push Back Against ‘Blockchain Bros’

By | February 26th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

PALO ALTO, Calif. — When a cryptocurrency start-up that promised to revolutionize the fruit and vegetable industry shut down last month, it left behind one word on its website: penis.

When a virtual currency company called DateCoin recently tried to entice investors for its initial coin offering, it

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LA fire chief says politics, social issues are dividing firefighters and threaten public safety

By | February 22nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas has a message for his staff: Put your political and other differences aside before you jeopardize public safety.

In a Feb. 16 memo to the agency’s nearly 3,200 firefighters about “appropriate workplace behavior,” Terrazas said he recently became aware of a few issues that concern him, including “on-duty

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Study: Wide Black-White Wealth Gap Growing

By | February 22nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Despite increases in Black business ownership, elected office, and university enrollment, a new study indicates that the wealth disparity between U.S. Blacks and Whites has been widening.

The alarming report, whose findings prove the economic racial divide has not lessened since Jim Crow, is the result of a study by The Center for American Progress, a

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This Week in White Supremacy tracks battle for racial justice

By | February 20th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

What do Ohio teens chanting slurs at black and Asian high school athletes have in common with the anti-immigrant fanaticism that intensified with the president’s lie about a border agent’s death?

And how are those incidents associated with a tiny neo-Nazi group that has been linked to at least five killings, including the death of a

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Even as gay rights battles are won, transgender people continue to face obstacles

By | February 19th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

In post-marriage-equality America, where same-sex couples live openly and increasingly are embraced in their communities, those on the conservative right who once pushed back against gay rights now appear to have shifted their focus to the transgender community.

So far this year, 10

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Census ‘citizenship’ question sets off new California vs. Trump immigration argument

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

Are you a U.S. citizen?

It’s a simple question, but Southern California public officials say it could complicate political life in this immigrant-rich region if the Trump administration succeeds in making a question like it part of the 2020 national census.

So they’re fighting back with hot rhetoric and threats of legal action, making the census the

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