AG Grewal: Anti-bias education will help us fight a rising tide of hate | Opinion

By Gurbir Grewal and Rachel Wainer Apter

At last week’s presidential debate, when it seemed that the nation had exhausted its capacity for shock, President Trump hit another height in racist rhetoric, refusing to condemn white supremacy while urging far-right extremists to “stand back and stand by.” As the top officials responsible for enforcing the civil rights laws of New Jersey — one of the most populous and diverse states in the country — we have seen firsthand how the president’s push to normalize bias has led to a rising tide of hate and violence in our state.

Since 2015, the number of bias incidents being reported to law enforcement in New Jersey has skyrocketed. There were 367 reported incidents in 2015, compared to 994 in 2019 — a 170% increase. And this isn’t a problem limited to older generations — fully 46% of bias offenders were younger than 18

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The Rising Gen Z Tide: Barnes & Noble Education Survey Finds 94% of Currently and Soon-to-Be Registered College Students Plan to Vote in 2020

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced findings from Conversations with Gen Z®: The 2020 Election Report, Second Edition. Conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights™, the report looks at the attitudes and perspectives of Gen Z college students across the U.S. as they plan for the 2020 presidential election. The 2020 Election Report, First Edition, was released in June 2019.

Early and Mail-in Voting Lead with Gen Z Students

This year’s report shows that, while the majority (94%) of registered and soon-to-be registered Gen Z students plan to vote, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a notable impact on how and why they plan to do so. One third (32%) of surveyed students report feeling nervous about voting in-person due to COVID-19, and more than half (60%) say they plan to vote early or by

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The Rising Gen Z Tide: Barnes & Noble Education Survey Finds 94% of Currently and Soon-to-Be Registered College Students Plan to Vote in 2020 | Region

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced findings from Conversations with Gen Z®: The 2020 Election Report, Second Edition. Conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights ™, the report looks at the attitudes and perspectives of Gen Z college students across the U.S. as they plan for the 2020 presidential election. The 2020 Election Report, First Edition, was released in June 2019.

Early and Mail-in Voting Lead with Gen Z Students

This year’s report shows that, while the majority (94%) of registered and soon-to-be registered Gen Z students plan to vote, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a notable impact on how and why they plan to do so. One third (32%) of surveyed students report feeling nervous about voting in-person due to COVID-19, and more than half (60%) say they plan to vote early

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