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California’s ‘CROWN’ Act Follows Years of Academic Research
July 10, 2019
As the nation celebrated The Fourth of July earlier this month, one state granted independence to its Black citizens who wear natural hairstyles such as Afros, braids, cornrows and dreads in the workplace and public schools.

The ‘Worst Semester on Record’ for White Supremacist Propaganda
July 9, 2019
White supremacist propaganda continues to be a growing problem in higher education, with more incidents occurring on college campuses in spring 2019 than in any previous semester, according to a new report by ADL.

Slow Going on Faculty Diversity
July 2, 2019
Study finds colleges have made little progress on faculty diversity, particularly at research-intensive universities, despite more conversations about race and inclusion.

University of California responds to executive order on free speech
March 21, 2019
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today on the White House’s executive order tying free speech protections to federal funding for colleges and universities nationwide:

Chancellor’s Statement on the New Zealand attack on the Muslim Community
March 15, 2019
Last night many of us watched the prime minister’s press conference and learned of the violent attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people and left dozens injured.

Hate Incidents on Campus Still Rising
February 25, 2019
Results of a new survey show that administrators are still reporting incidents targeting minority students.

Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules
January 3, 2019
The Trump administration is considering a far-reaching rollback of civil rights law that would dilute federal rules against discrimination in education, housing and other aspects of American life, people familiar with the discussions said.

Potential Breakthrough Against Racist Trolling
January 3, 2019
Advocates hope a new legal settlement between a former neo-Nazi and a black college student may help other students who find themselves facing digital hate.

A Direct Contradiction
December 13, 2018
Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration's new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy.

The Impact of Female Chairs
November 14, 2018
What a difference a chair makes: study finds female chairs improve departments' gender diversity and equity.