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‘Why Are Black People So Loud?’ One University Says It’s OK to Ask

By | May 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Southern Methodist University is taking an unusually direct approach to combat racial stereotypes: It’s asking people on its campus to own up to them.

In an internal survey the university poses questions, many of which indulge racial stereotypes, about different ethnicities, and asks participants to indicate whether they would want the questions answered. Among the

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How Due Process Became a New Front in the Culture Wars

By | May 18th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When it appeared online in April, the website of a group called College and University Sexual Assault Screener issued a lot of dire warnings. Young men going to college, it counseled, should beware of institutions with “limited due process protections” and “alarming miscarriages of justice.”

The site alerted parents to colleges that had what it called

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The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege

By | May 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Every time black dust blows through the windswept Moapa River Indian Reservation about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, residents grow more unnerved.

This tribal community of just 225 has seen more than its share of sickness. Tribal council member Vickie Simmons watched

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Riverside man accused of hanging noose on fence to intimidate mixed-race neighbors

By | May 11th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A Riverside man has been accused of hanging a noose to intimidate a mixed-race family — the first prosecution of the state anti-hate law in Inland Southern California since the Legislature added nooses to the statute nine years ago.

Levi Jared Grant Lehman, 30, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Feb. 16. He has been

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Incidences of Campus Racial Intolerance Spark Calls for Change

By | May 11th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Some say the current racial and political climate contributes to the problem. They have “heightened the othering of people of color,” says Dr. Marybeth Gasman, director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. “I think there are Whites who consider spaces

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A Woman Said She Saw Burglars. They Were Just Black Airbnb Guests.

By | May 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

It was an entirely routine moment: Four people exited the home they had rented on Airbnb in Rialto, Calif., and loaded suitcases into their car.

Within minutes, several police cars had arrived and the group was being questioned as a helicopter flew overhead. A neighbor who didn’t recognize them had reported a

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UC Berkeley report says political clashes ‘tore at the campus’s social fabric’

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

Why did some students host a series of conservative and far-right speakers at UC Berkeley in 2017? Why did the left and far-left, after ignoring similar events in the past, respond with outrage and, in some cases, violence?

“Our conclusion,” wrote the campus’s Commission on Free Speech in a report sent to students Wednesday, “is

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Racist behavior on campus will be discussed at upcoming Cal Poly forum

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

A diversity specialist and panel discussion to address a string of recent racially-charged incidents and how the campus community can move forward will be the subject of Cal Poly’s biennial Baker Forum on Friday afternoon.

The event, called “Our Collective Journey Begins: Real and Raw, An Intimate Dialogue to Get Us on Track,”

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Sanctuary state fight at local level may be more orchestrated than organic

By | May 3rd, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

With California and the Trump administration locked in a legal battle over immigration policies, a state Republican leader and an illegal immigration critic are quietly offering to help communities fight the state’s new “sanctuary” law.

County officials are scheduled to

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