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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.”

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Racial Harassment Picks Up After Video About Being Black at UCLA Law School

Racial Harassment Picks Up After Video About Being Black at UCLA Law School

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2014, 12:39PM

UCLA Law School Dean admits the campus has “racial issues.”

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An Actual Sociologist Highlights Flaws in Faux Sociology of

An Actual Sociologist Highlights Flaws in Faux Sociology of “The Triple Package”

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2014, 1:21PM

Mexican-Americans in fact make the biggest economic strides toward success, argues a sociologist who Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld cite in “The Triple Package.”

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

When a Hashtag Sparks More Than Dialogue

When a Hashtag Sparks More Than Dialogue

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2014, 7:00AM

Black students at University of Michigan kicked off a social media conversation last fall which has morphed into a campaign to win concrete changes on campus.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 2:16PM

In only two states is there parity between the percentage of black students graduating from high school and those taking AP exams.

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How Does It Feel to Be a Black Student at UCLA Law School? [Video]

How Does It Feel to Be a Black Student at UCLA Law School? [Video]

by Julianne Hing on February 10 2014, 4:10PM

As if law school weren’t hard enough. Black UCLA Law School students speak out about the school’s lack of racial diversity.

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'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth