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Military

‘We Just Feel It’: Racism plagues U.S. military academies

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks dormitory named for Lee and the Lee Gate on Lee Road. As

Civil Rights

Attorney General Brnovich Resolves Civil Rights Case Involving Service Animal

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office (AGO) resolved an Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AzDA) complaint against a Tucson establishment that allegedly refused to serve a veteran because his service animal accompanied him. In March 2020, the veteran filed a complaint of discrimination with the AGO against P’Nosh Deli and Catering Company/Old Father Inn

Opinion

Opinion: Why Social Perceptions of Race Matter

The U.S. House of Representatives sent the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to President Joe Biden’s desk recently, requiring the Department of Justice to establish hate crime reporting processes and ensure that the data collected is “disaggregated by protected characteristics (e.g., race or national origin).” Meanwhile, under the pretense of protecting free speech, the diminishing minority—such as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.),

Legal Beat

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will hear an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants, in a case that

Elections

Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case

The Maricopa County Election Department counts ballots in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020. Arizona’s election laws are the subject of a pending Supreme Court decision. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images  Cornell William Clayton, Washington State University and Michael Ritter, Washington State University Would you vote by mail if you had to drive hours to a

National

‘Words matter’: Asian Americans frightened, frustrated by continued hate crimes

Atlanta police say it’s too early to say whether Tuesday’s shooting rampage, which left six women of Asian descent dead, was a hate crime. But there’s no question that hate is on the rise for many Asian Americans, who are frightened but not surprised by such attacks. The incident – authorities say a 21-year-old white man

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