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Trump May Find No Easy Targets if He Attacks Race in Admissions

By | August 3rd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The nation’s long fight over affirmative action at colleges has flared back up with a report this week that the Trump administration’s Justice Department plans to go after race-conscious admissions policies. While colleges have good reason to be concerned about such news, the fears it has aroused in them may be exaggerated and somewhat misplaced.

Why?

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Litigation Ban Advances, and Controversy Escalates

By | August 2nd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A committee of the University of North Carolina system Board of Governors voted Tuesday to bar a prominent university civil rights center from engaging in litigation, a decision that alarmed both civil rights and academic freedomadvocates.

The Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs voted 5 to 1, with one member abstaining,

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What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017

By | August 2nd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The New York Times reported on Tuesday evening that the U.S. Department of Justice is planning “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” The report was based on an internal document from the department that left many questions unanswered. Read more about what this could look like

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Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

By | August 2nd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

The document, an internal announcement

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USC study finds that movies are still dominated by men, on- and off-screen

By | August 1st, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

As the first female star of a superhero franchise, Wonder Woman may have empowered female viewers, female filmmakers and the summer box office, but she is still a lone Amazon in the world of men.

According to a new USC study, women remain strikingly underrepresented in film, both on- and off-screen. And when

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Losing the White Working Class, Too

By | July 31st, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Many professors and college leaders were stunned and concerned by recent data showing that more than half of Republicans say that colleges have a negative impact on the U.S., with wealthier, older and more educated Republicans being least positive.

Now comes a new poll with skepticism about higher education — this time

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Kern High School District settles with parents who felt their children were targeted for being minorities

By | July 31st, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Keschel Collins Sherman wanted her kids to grow up in better circumstances than she did.

So the childcare worker and mother of six moved to Bakersfield and sent her son Jerry Reagor to the city’s Foothill High School.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Riverside imam stirs criticism after sermon calling Jews ‘unjust tyrants’ and praying to ‘destroy them’

By | July 31st, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Another California imam has drawn criticism after delivering a sermon laced with inflammatory remarks about Jews, calling them “unjust tyrants” and praying to Allah to “destroy them.”

Imam Mahmoud Harmoush’s comments came during a July 21 sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Riverside, video of which was translated and published by the nonprofit Middle East

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In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

By | July 28th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration abruptly waded into the culture wars over gay rights this week, signaling in three separate actions that it will use the powers of the federal government to roll back civil rights for gay and transgender people.

Without being asked, the Justice Department

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