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Brown vs Board of Education

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.

WeNeedDiverseAnimation# Because BlackLivesMatter#

Ama Yawson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Media
Ama Yawson

How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.

The Struggle for Equal Rights Continues

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The tide is shifting both in the judiciary and in the court of public opinion. Civil rights based on race took some time beyond court rulings, but was eventually achieved. Civil rights based on sexual orientation will inevitably follow the same path.

Corrective Lenses Needed When Looking at Race Issues

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.08.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The year was 1972 and we were part of a grand experiment - a test that I was about to miserably fail. Eddie was black and I was white. Washington Shores was his school. Mine was back across town - Shenandoah Elementary in the mostly white Conway neighborhood of south Orlando.

10 Things I Learned About Ruby Bridges

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In 1960 Ruby Bridges was one of six kids to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell commemorated the civil rights moment with a painting that graced the cover of Look Magazine in 1964.

'Role Tide' and Obama's Executive Action

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

As Republican sabre-rattling over the president's executive action ramps up, it is important to look at the pull-push dynamic associated with the demand for inexpensive Mexican labor and how it has historically produced a legacy of dependency and convenience.

This Photo Of Michelle Obama Will Give You Goosebumps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices

Although segregation in American schools was officially outlawed in 1954 with the groundbreaking Brown vs. Board of Education decision, there's still ...

Brown, Economic Inequality and the Absolute Necessity of Public Schools

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Norma Cook Everist

We see once again closing of public schools. Although the "appearance is race neutral," the reality is not, Attorney General Eric Holder has noted.

60 Years After Brown: Segregated Schools Still a Fact, but Don't Have to Be Bad Schools

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The blame for the chronic school re-segregation is the deep persistence of housing discrimination, poverty, and the near universal refusal of federal and state courts to get involved in any more school desegregation cases.

Understanding Brown v. Board of Education

James E. Ryan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
James E. Ryan

To understand the impact of Brown, it is crucial to understand Milliken v. Bradley, which is far less well-known. Indeed, the latter decision has in many ways had an even more lasting impact on education.

Religious Extremists and Societal Indoctrination Still Threaten as National 9/11 Museum Opens

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's the event the world will never forget: September 11, 2001. It's a day that forever changed America, and the world, as 2,983 innocent people lost...

As We Celebrate Brown vs. BOE, Let's Remember Mendez vs. Westminster

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

As we all celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case which changed America going forward, I made a point of asking friends, acquaintances and even some strangers if they were aware of the Mendez vs. Westminster case.

In Pursuit of Brown

Eric Lerum | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Eric Lerum

Lots of folks are reflecting on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. I first realized the true reach of Brown 12 years ago, when I w...

LOOK: The Iconic Photos Taken After The Brown v. Board Of Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

The 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka turned one man's fight for his daughter's right to attend school into a crusade f...

A Nation Founded on Equality Continues to Stumble Over Skin Color

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.14.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Some declared that we had turned a page and entered a post-racial society with the election of the nation's first African-American president in 2008. Yet cases of racism, violence and overt discrimination in schools, housing, the workplace and penal institutions persist.

Did Hollywood Deliberately Engage in 'Black Bashing' and Prolong Racism?

Mari Fagel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Mari Fagel

In her book Race Results: Hollywood vs. the Supreme Court, Ten Decades of Racial Decisions and Film, California Appellate Court Justice Eileen Moore s...

To Charter School or Not to Charter School -- That's Not the Real Question

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

When communities are able to integrate their classrooms, students are more able to learn the most important lesson American education provides -- the respect for and commitment to continuing the diverse social mosaic that has distinguished our country for generations.

Scalia Scales New Heights of Absurdity and New Lows of Judicial Malfeasance

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

It would seem that Scalia is determined to mount a campaign designed to do everything possible to undermine our faith in the Supreme Court. His radicalism, irrationality and extremism threaten the credibility of the most important anchor in our three-branch government.

The Legacy of Charles Hamilton Houston

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Ola Ojewumi

In the eyes of Charles Hamilton Houston, education was the key to disassembling systems of inequality. Houston utilized the law as a method to forge a dent in the American institution of social segregation.

Young People Standing Up for Themselves and for Our Nation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

Our public schools are resegregating, and many of the 73 percent of black students and 78 percent of Hispanic students who still attend predominantly segregated schools continue to suffer with tattered books, crumbling school facilities and too many teachers with low expectations for them.

The Women Behind 'Peace Unveiled'

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women
Kavita N. Ramdas

"Where after all do human rights begin?" asked Eleanor Roosevelt many years ago. "In small places, close to home, so small you cannot see them on a map."

Years Before Brown v. Board Of Ed | Hector Tobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

It bothered Sandra Robbie that she didn't know. She'd grown up in 1970s Westminster, the daughter of a Mexican American family. She'd learned all ab...

Call For Review of 14th Amendment Endangers American Electorate

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

This call for a review of the 14th Amendment is not only un-American, it treads on dangerous paths: a path back to pre-1868 slavery, a path back to the period of darkness in American history.