Diversity

Lack of Latinos in AZ education leadership driving new organization

After decades of Latino students consistently underperforming in Arizona’s public schools, a new organization hopes to make systematic improvements by advocating and training Latinos to step into education leadership roles, where Latinos are also underrepresented.

Grijalva suggests racial discrimination suit could be filed over BLM’s reorganization

An Arizona Democrat’s criticism of the Bureau of Land Management’s reorganization plan reached new heights Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva suggested the agency headquarter’s move to Colorado could lead to a racial discrimination suit.

ASU prez Michael Crow: technology will level Arizona’s rural, urban divide

Arizona State University President Michael Crow insists that thinking of Arizona in terms of urban-versus-rural is wrong. He also thinks ASU will be the catalyst for connecting the entire state via access to education.

AZ to get federal coordinator for MMIWG cases following executive order

Arizona will be one of the first of 11 states to receive a new federal coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will help with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls as part of a new federal task force.

Republican lawmaker doesn’t want environmental justice taught in schools

An Arizona House Republican wants to remove lessons about the social and economic consequences of climate change from the statewide requirements for K-12 environmental education.

Arizona poll: Wide gap on immigration, gun control between Republicans, Democrats

A new state poll shows a yawning divide among Republicans and Democrats on key Arizona issues, including immigration, climate change, housing affordability and gun control.

Three Arizona cities maintain perfect scores on LGBTQ policies

Phoenix, Tucson and Tempe held onto their perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual LGBTQ inclusivity rankings for municipalities.

In Trumpworld, it’s the ‘immigrant threat,’ not Trump, that must be impeached

For three gut wrenching and shameful minutes, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan – one of Trump’s staunchest defenders – without a shred of evidence raised the specter at Tuesday’s impeachment hearings that Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman might be a traitor.

‘Broken promises’ report details U.S. government’s history of failing tribes

Tribal leaders went before Congress Tuesday to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country – and not for the first time.

Phoenix police use stop-and-frisk tactics on light rail fare sweeps, groups allege

Advocates for working-class minority communities and immigrant rights activists are criticizing the Phoenix Police Department and Valley Metro over security sweeps on the light rail transit system that they likened to stop-and-frisk tactics that disproportionately subject black and Latino people to police searches.
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