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Pioneering Eugenics in 2018?

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

The Pioneer Fund was established in a 1937 with the goal of promoting “race betterment” — as in the white race — and it has long funded research that supports or could support a link between race and intelligence. So, in 2018, when mainstream science has debunked any such link, is the Pioneer Fund still

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This College Is on the Front Lines of America’s Divides. Here’s How It’s Working to Bridge Them.

By | September 7th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

On the front lines of the nation’s divides are campuses like MiraCosta College’s.

The community college, which stretches 25 miles along the Southern California coast, includes precincts that voted for Donald Trump and those that voted for Hillary Clinton. It includes communities where the median property value is $2 million and those where the median annual

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Black Activists Need Not Apply

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

College admissions leaders say — over and over again — that they want to recruit minority students. But a new study suggests that when it comes to black students, admissions officers may be more likely to encourage those who aren’t involved in black activism.

The study was just published in the journal Sociology of Race and

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Asian-American Students Suing Harvard Over Affirmative Action Win Justice Dept. Support

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

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department lent its support on Thursday to students who are suing Harvard University over affirmative action policies that they claim discriminate against Asian-American applicants, in a case that could have far-reaching consequences in college admissions.

In a so-called statement of interest, the department supported the claims of the plaintiffs, a group of

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Chemnitz Protests Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right

By | August 31st, 2018|Extremism, Intergroup Relations|

CHEMNITZ, Germany — Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene.

A Syrian refugee and father of two, Anas al-Nahlawie, watched horrified from a friend’s fourth-floor balcony. They were hunting in packs for

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U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

By | August 30th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

PHARR, Tex. — On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen.

His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as

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‘White Kids’

By | August 28th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

American colleges struggle with racial tensions every year. Some white students — in incidents that attract widespread attention or in everyday interactions with their minority peers — convey a lack of understanding about race.
A new book, White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America (New York University Press), explores how wealthy white

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Steve James on Observing the Racial Inequities at a Progressive School

By | August 27th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

During the 2015-16 school year, Steve James, the documentarian behind “Hoop Dreams” and “Life Itself,” and his team of filmmakers observed students, families and staff members at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The community has a rich history when it comes to race; Oak Park’s

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States Attempt Closing Racial Gaps to Improve Graduation

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

More than 40 states have set goals to increase the number of adults who have a college degree or high-quality professional credential within the next few years. But far fewer states have set goals and created policies to close racial equity gaps in pursuit of higher college graduation rates.
Some states, such as Indiana, that did

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The ‘discipline gap’ for blacks in California schools remains as wide as ever

By | August 15th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Between 2011 and 2017, out-of-school suspensions in California fell 46 percent, and the rate of suspensions dropped by more than a third.

That students are suspended less frequently is welcome news for civil rights advocates who’ve long been concerned about the fact that certain groups — black students, foster youth, and students with disabilities, in particular

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