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New Graduation Requirement: Patriotism

By | October 26th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Quick quiz: Where is Omaha Beach?

If your answer was Normandy, France, the site of the D-Day landings, you’re correct. But Jerry Davis is worried that kids these days might wager Nebraska.

That’s why the College of the Ozarks, where Davis is president, has launched a new required course for freshmen — dubbed Patriotic Education and Fitness

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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it,” said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of

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Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America believe that discrimination exists against their own group, across many areas of people’s daily lives, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The poll asked a wide range of questions about where Americans

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How Black Americans See Discrimination

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

One of the paradoxes of racial discrimination is the way it can remain obscured even to the people to whom it’s happening. Here is an example: In an ambitious, novel studyconducted by the Urban Institute a few years ago, researchers sent actors with similar financial credentials to the same real estate or rental offices

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N.A.A.C.P. Warns Black Passengers Against Flying on American Airlines

By | October 25th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday warned African-Americans to exercise caution when traveling on American Airlines, citing a pattern of “disrespectful” and “discriminatory” behavior from the company.

The organization’s warning came in the form of a travel advisory that described four recent times when black passengers were said to

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Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns and Race

By | October 23rd, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

When a group of Cub Scouts met with a Colorado state senator this month, they asked her about some of the most controversial topics in the nation: gun control, the environment, race and the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.

But questions from one Cub

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Rising number of racist incidents at Cal State Long Beach

By | October 19th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A racist message was found on the wall in a bathroom at Cal State Long Beach, last week, targeting black students.

The language was so offensive that university president Jane Close Conoley emailed the entire campus to vigorously condemn it….

Read more at 89.3-FM KPCC.

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Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital

By | October 18th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES — The groundswell over sexual harassment that has rocked Hollywood moved into California’s capital on Tuesday as more than 140 women — including legislators, senior legislative aides and lobbyists — came forward to denounce what they describe as pervasive sexual misconduct by powerful men in the nation’s most influential

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Inside an ‘Unprecedented’ Increase in Campus White-Supremacist Recruiting

By | October 10th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

ate fliers are appearing on more and more college campuses, largely through the efforts of white-supremacist groups looking to make inroads there. Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, discusses what’s behind the trend, and what college administrators need to understand to confront this tactic….

Read more in The Chronicle

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