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The Calling

By | July 13th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Freedom Rider. Labor leader. Whistleblower. Tax reformer. Activists — in their many forms and with their varied causes — have long challenged and reshaped our social and political consciousness. And their attempts to safeguard our democracy have been critical to the continued success of the American experiment. From sit-ins to marches to, more recently, offering

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Invitation and Comment Alarm Advocates for Assault Victims

By | July 13th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Women’s groups alarmed that Title IX summit will include “men’s rights” groups that many say minimize reality of rape; statement from key civil rights official — on which she later backtracked — casts doubt on 90 percent of campus reports of assaults….

Read more in Inside Higher Ed.

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The 2016 Hate Crime Report from California’s Office of the Attorney General

By | July 11th, 2017|Disability, Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

Hate Crime in California, 2016 reports statistics on hate crimes that occurred in California during 2016. These statistics include the number of hate crime events, hate crime offenses, victims of hate crimes, and suspects of hate crimes. This report also provides statistics from district and elected city attorneys on the number of hate crime cases

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Why Texas is Texas: A gerrymandering case cuts to the core of the state’s transformation

By | July 11th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

Civil rights groups descended on a San Antonio courthouse Monday to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s current redistricting maps and accuse Republican legislators of deliberately drawing them to dilute the voting power of minorities.

The trial is only the latest round in a long-running Texas saga over gerrymandering and race….

Read more in the Los

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Most Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad for the Country. Why?

By | July 11th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A majority of Republicans and right-leaning independents think higher education has a negative effect on the country, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday. The same study has found a consistent increase in distrust of colleges and universities since 2010, when negative perceptions among Republicans was measured at

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Hangman’s Noose, Symbol of Racial Animus, Keeps Cropping Up

By | July 5th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — It was the beginning of the night shift last Wednesday at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, a secure facility that manufactures money, when a white male coin maker strode across the factory floor to the workstation of an African-American colleague. He was carrying a piece of rope.

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Researchers Look to Census Data for Keys to Improving Educational Outcomes

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

A report issued from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA and the ACT Center for Equity in Learning highlights the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity and provides ways for data-collecting agencies to improve their methods.

The report, titled “The Racial Heterogeneity Project: Implications for Educational Research, Practice, and Policy,” examines racial inequity

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Neo-Nazi website raises $150,000 to fight Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit

By | June 7th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A neo-Nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the Southern Poverty Law Center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a Jewish woman in Montana.

The donations to Andrew Anglin and the website he founded, the Daily Stormer, came in over the course of less than two

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