Idaho Conference on Refugees: Reflection and Analysis

The Idaho Conference on Refugees will be on February 22-23 (Wed/Thurs), 2023 at Boise State University Student Union Building (SUB). More conference information can be found on the Idaho Office for Refugees website. Student involvement for Intercultural Communication Class Write a 1000 word reflection/analysis in one of the following two ways. This will be a journal entry, no references…

Secret Service releases study on mass shootings: It’s economics, misogyny, and conspiracy theories

The last two weeks have brought back the reminder that mass shootings in the United States continue unabated. In their wake, the Secret Service published a 60-page report on Wednesday that details the data they have about mass attacks, according to Walter Einenkel on Daily Kos. The study, conducted by the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examines 173 mass…

10 Ways To Be Anti-Racist | Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

Diversify your knowledge and check your information bias. Subscribe to newsletters from nonprofits focused on racial equality and diversify your news outlets to include different viewpoints, ideologies, etc. Utilize different resources (i.e. educational videos, news articles) with more nuanced analysis through a lens of race/ethnicity, including updates and action steps. Read the full story at: https://mesa.umich.edu/article/10-ways-be-anti-racist

Supposed drop in hate crimes nationwide due to flawed statistics : NPR

The FBI recorded a drop in hate crimes in 2021, but the year’s tally may not give a true account of hate crimes in the United States as thousands of law enforcement agencies were absent from the accounting. The FBI annualized collection of data from law enforcement agencies saw 7,262 crimes motivated by race, religion,…

Adnan Syed hired by Georgetown to work on its Prisons and Justice Initiative – CNN

Adnan Syed, recently exonerated after spending over two decades behind bars, is now working as a program associate for Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative, the school announced. The initiative “addresses the root causes and consequences of mass incarceration and offers educational programs and training for incarcerated individuals and returning citizens,” the school said. In…

The Los Angeles mayor says the city will move unhoused people indoors : NPR

Bass said the initiative would not involve clearing out encampments where unhoused people gather, and said that in four years, a metric of the city’s success in tackling homelessness would be if there are little to no encampments left. “And there should not be 40,000 people who are unhoused, that’s for sure,” she said. Homelessness…

How Crypto Failed Black Investors

Black investors who distrusted traditional finance. They had good reasons for their suspicion: Traditional financial institutions charge Black people more for mortgages, appraise their homes for less, deny them loans and jobs at high rates, and continue to redline their communities. Many Black investors also read headlines promising that crypto was an engine for racial equity, saw constant advertisements for coin offerings and…