The event comes at a time of what Rast sees as increasing hostility to Latinos in America, from the White House down.
“It’s not that the stories aren’t being told — Latinos are telling these stories to ourselves,” said Gonzaga University history professor Raymond Rast.
"Cretella disagrees with supporters of Rhode Island’s new law when it comes to what is causing rising numbers of people to identify as transgender.
She argues that all teenagers go through a phase known as “gender formation.” During this time, she says, a certain number are susceptible to “marketing” that they are “trapped in the wrong body.”
“So the differences between what the sexes can and can’t do are not that great but the differences in how we get there can be very great,” said Dr. Michelle Cretella.
Racism at our college campuses is a poor reflection on our society. Earlier we posted hate related vandalism at the University of Rhode Island. Today we also learned of extreme racist hate generated at Syracuse University.
A total of 14 vehicles have had swastikas or pornographic images scratched into them. Some of the vehicles sustained additional damage including broken mirrors and slashed tires.
Each year, across America, an average of 250,000 people are victimized by hate crimes – criminal expressions of bigotry that terrorize entire communities and fr...ay the social fabric of our country.
What motivates hate offenders and what more can we do to track and report hate crimes?
Our new guide answers those questions, and more.
A Democratic state lawmaker called the last-minute amendment — which slashed $250,000 in funding for Memphis' bicentennial celebrations — "hateful" and "unkind."
“Anyone who lives inside the US can never be considered an outsider anywhere in the country.
“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon... pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities."
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail.
"In July 1960, four months before winning the election that would make him the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy sent a letter to Jackie Robinson. ...he was an important figure in black community and a well-known Civil Rights advocate.
There is no reason to include a citizenship question on the Census other than to fan the flames of fear, and knowingly depress immigrant representation in this ...country to impact corresponding federal resources.
We cannot ensure an accurate Census when the process is designed to turn away respondents and discourage participation.
The Census Bureau plans to ask people if they're U.S. citizens, igniting fears the information could be used to target people in the country without papers.
There is precedent for that.
The 1940 census was used to intern Japanese Americans during WWII.
Jewish life around the world is under attack once again by “classic traditional antisemitism,” according to a new report.
More than 4,000 black men, women, and children died at the hands of white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Can you name any of them? This memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, is trying to change that.
RI Kids Count provided valuable information in its Factbook on a number of issues facing Rhode Islanders today.