Trayvon Martin’s killing stirred many debates about crime surrounding black men. It also kicked up many familiar misconceptions, like the idea that black-on-black crime is uniquely bad. Hatty Lee’s infographic breaks down the realities.
Schools & Youth
by Jorge Rivas on April 4 2012, 10:05AM
The school has made international headlines year-after-year for their perfect college going rates—including a segment on the Oprah Winfrey show—but skeptics say there may a lot more to the success story that we don’t know about.
by Hatty Lee on March 28 2012, 9:00AM
For all the talk of hoodies and school suspensions and who punched whom first, one thing stands above the rest in Trayvon Martin’s death: There was a gun involved, and that’s a terribly common feature in the deaths of young black men.
by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 4:56PM
The changes will not affect students who may not have access to government-issued IDs, according to The College Board.
by Jamilah King on March 23 2012, 10:08AM
While March Madness kicks into full swing, it highlights college athletes who are simultaneously the most visible and most vulnerable students in the country.
by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 5:26PM
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, who was convicted last week of a hate crime for spying on his gay roommate’s date, will make his first primetime television interview on Friday night.
by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2012, 4:29PM
Fairfax County, Virginia school administrators have placed a school teacher on paid administrative leave she asked only black student in class to read a poem in a “blacker” style.
by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2012, 2:06PM
Nine employees of the Tukwila School District near Seattle, Washington, have filed complaints of racial discrimination against the districts black superintendent, Ethelda Burke.
by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2012, 12:10PM
The majority of students locked out of enrolling in the Spring are mainly transfers from community colleges who are overwhelmingly students of color.
by Rinku Sen on March 21 2012, 9:33AM
If we really want to stop bullying, writes Rinku Sen, we can’t just do it from the back end in criminal courts. We have to affirmatively, proactively expand the rights of LGBT people, immigrants, people of color and women.
by Hatty Lee on March 19 2012, 9:32AM
The country’s best teams are competing in the NCAA tournament for a national championship. But are schools preparing its black players for life after basketball?
by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 12:20PM
The former Rutgers student faces a maximum of ten years in prison.
by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2012, 10:34AM
The two-year college in Santa Monica is believed to be the first in the nation to offer the plan.
by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2012, 9:52AM
A former case manager at a shelter for undocumented youth caught crossing the border by themselves is being accused of sexually abusing six teenagers while he was supervising calls they made to relatives in Central America.
by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:14PM
The wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has been a supporter of the DREAM Act for years.
by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 12:42PM
African American students in Los Angeles are being suspended at a proportionally higher rate than in the nation’s other largest school systems.
by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 10:35AM
The presidential hopeful celebrated his wins in Massachusetts but his victory speech was interrupted twice by DREAM Act supporters.
by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 3:15PM
On Monday the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would ban undocumented students from Georgia’s 60 public colleges.
by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 5:25PM
For the first time ever, more than 30% of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, but Latinos are still far behind.
by Julianne Hing on February 27 2012, 9:40AM
Proponents are making good on their promises to turn the “parent trigger” into a national movement. But controversy continues to trail it wherever it goes.
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