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Justice Sotomayor's Beautiful Schuette Dissent: 'Race Matters'

Justice Sotomayor’s Beautiful Schuette Dissent: ‘Race Matters’

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2014, 12:23PM

As if you didn’t already have enough reason to love this wise Latina.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2014, 11:36AM

It’s yet another blow to affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

After Twitter Debate, Univ. of Michigan Details New Plan to Increase Black Enrollment

After Twitter Debate, Univ. of Michigan Details New Plan to Increase Black Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2014, 12:59PM

It all began on Twitter.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Major Investigation Looks at Nation's Re-Segregating Schools

Major Investigation Looks at Nation’s Re-Segregating Schools

by Carla Murphy on April 17 2014, 10:30AM

Almost everywhere in the country, the gains of integration have been eroded.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The State of Children of Color in the U.S.

The State of Children of Color in the U.S.

by Carla Murphy on April 4 2014, 10:10AM

Report joins chorus of calls for more analysis of opportunity by race and ethnicity

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Society

New York Schools Are the Nation's Most Racially Segregated

New York Schools Are the Nation’s Most Racially Segregated

by Julianne Hing on March 27 2014, 4:43PM

Racial segregation in New York schools is as bad as it was in the South prior to Brown v. Board of Education.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

United Students Against Sweatshops Want Teach for America Off College Campuses

United Students Against Sweatshops Want Teach for America Off College Campuses

by Julianne Hing on March 26 2014, 4:34PM

The student organizing group kicked off a “TFA Truth Tour” this week, slated to hit 15 campuses.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black College Student Files $5 Million Discrimination Suit

Black College Student Files $5 Million Discrimination Suit

by Carla Murphy on March 26 2014, 11:44AM

Claim says university failed to protect student from racial bullying

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Playing While Black

Playing While Black

by Carla Murphy on March 24 2014, 9:44AM

Teachers interpret pretend play among black preschoolers as problematic, new study says

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black Preschoolers Suspended More Than White Preschoolers

Black Preschoolers Suspended More Than White Preschoolers

by Aura Bogado on March 21 2014, 12:19PM

Yes, preschoolers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Ga., Poor Educational Outcomes for Growing Immigrant Youth Population

In Ga., Poor Educational Outcomes for Growing Immigrant Youth Population

by Carla Murphy on March 20 2014, 12:40PM

Georgia ranks eighth in country for the size of its immigrant population, up from 16th in 1990.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Chinese-American Community Grapples With Affirmative Action, and Itself

The Chinese-American Community Grapples With Affirmative Action, and Itself

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2014, 7:00AM

A proposal to repeal part of California’s affirmative action ban has some in the state’s Asian-American community up in arms.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama Administration Tries Again With Regulations Targeted at For-Profit Colleges

Obama Administration Tries Again With Regulations Targeted at For-Profit Colleges

by Julianne Hing on March 14 2014, 12:14PM

For-profit schools, which target poor students and students of color, are responsible for 46 percent of the nation’s student debt defaults.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

Watch the Latest Episode of the Black Girls CODE Web Documentary

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 9:54AM

Meet the future of tech!

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Technology, Youth and Race

Live Chat: Dear White People and Black Student Activists Talk Race on College Campuses

Live Chat: Dear White People and Black Student Activists Talk Race on College Campuses

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2014, 3:58PM

Black students have spoken up all over social media about campus racism. Today we’re gathering together to chat about it together.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Youth File Complaint Against NC Public High Schools

Youth File Complaint Against NC Public High Schools

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2014, 2:40PM

Alleges schools deter immigrants from enrolling

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

The Racist Things You've Been Saying in Class? Harvard's Black Students Heard You

The Racist Things You’ve Been Saying in Class? Harvard’s Black Students Heard You

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 4:33PM

And in a new social media campaign called “I Too Am Harvard,” they’re talking back.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

Lawsuit: Juvenile Solitary Confinement Blocks Education

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2014, 11:46AM

Contra Costa County holds youth with disabilities in solitary confinement and denies them access to education, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Obama Launches My Brother's Keeper Initiative for Young Men of Color

Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for Young Men of Color

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2014, 2:24PM

It’s part of Obama’s self-proclaimed “year of action.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth