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Racial Segregation

This Is Muhammad Ali's Louisville

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- They flocked to Louisville from all over the world to pay last respects to Muhammad Ali a week after The Champ had died. A Nigerian...

Panic About Transgender People In Bathrooms Echoes Logic On Racial Segregation

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- We've hit a point in the political cycle where Republicans are trying to fuel a hysteria over transgender people going to the bathroom. ...

Department Of Education Wants To Learn More About Charter School Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

When charter schools were envisioned by then-teachers' union president Albert Shanker in the late 1980s, he described them as potential educational la...

At 15, She Desegregated An All-White School. At 73, She's Fighting To Do It Again.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.17.2016 | Black Voices

When Dorothy Counts-Scoggins showed up for her first day of high school almost 60 years ago, she didn't even make it into the building before she was ...

Surprise! White People Don't Really Care About School Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

Last century, white parents from Arkansas to Boston vigorously opposed the integration of local schools. Today, most white Americans still do not supp...

Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

On Friday, the nation celebrated what would have been the 153rd birthday of pioneering Civil Rights advocate and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Sunday, July 19, 2015 marked the 93rd birthday of another significant woman of color, Rachel Robinson.

The Atticus We Don't Want to Know

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books
Irene Monroe

For those who prefer Scout's hagiographic depiction of her father, then Jean Louise's Atticus you don't want to know. Harper Lee's new portrait of Atticus will undoubtedly reopen discussion about race and Atticus's hero status in "Mockingbird."

The Shadows of the Confederacy

John R. Burbank | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

Taking down the confederate flag is a constructive and symbolic financial decision for most corporations. Actually ceding power and income to workers, to pay taxes for education for all, to negotiate with workers as equal partners, those acts will be much harder to achieve.

Opposition to Same-sex Marriage Not the Same as Racial Segregation

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Same-sex persons seeking a license to marry neither historically have been nor currently are subjected to mass, gender-based, state-enforced oppression equivalent to the brutality of chattel slavery or wholesale lynchings carried out solely on the basis of the victim's skin color.

The Anniversary of the Brown Decision

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

With respect to equal educational opportunities, colleges and universities must play a vital role in ensuring that a college education is accessible and that students understand the strength that lies in settings rich in diversity.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

On Brown's Birthday, A Return to the Table of Brotherhood

Becky O’Neill | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Becky O’Neill

Sixty years later, we must ask the question: Does the pursuit of school integration have a place on our 21st century agenda? For many, the short answer is no.

LOOK: What You Don't Know About Race In LA

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.29.2013 | Los Angeles

A highly-detailed map pinpointing every person and their race in the U.S. dramatically illustrates how racial segregation still plays a major role in ...

School Size and Interracial Friendship

Carlin Flora | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science
Carlin Flora

School brochure pictures notwithstanding, by and large, students hang around kids of their same race. But it turns out that the type of school they go to might encourage or subvert this tendency.

Put Yourself Out There

Jason Lorimer | Posted 06.19.2013 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

I vehemently believe that Detroit is a place and time where we can come together to design our collective outcomes. It is indeed the opportunity of a generation and it will take everyone, incoming and resident, black and white, young and old to harness it.

NAACP Urges Educators To Ban Segregated Prom

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices

Leaders of the Georgia NAACP have urged education authorities in the state to end a school's practice of allowing racially segregated proms. "These...

WATCH: Students Fight Racially Segregated Prom

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.05.2013 | Black Voices

A group of high school students in Wilcox County High School, GA., are taking a stand against their school's practice of holding racially-segregated p...

Not Mississippi In 1950, But Study Finds College Segregation Still

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices

The U.S. population may be growing more diverse, but college campuses are not keeping pace, according to research presented at Friday's annual meeting...

A Sojourn to Truth and Reconciliation

Sophia Bracy-Harris | Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices
Sophia Bracy-Harris

Both South Africa and the U.S. must honor the stories of apartheid and slavery told by their people. By acknowledging the wrong and committing to make it right, we help ensure that no race can ever again succeed in elevating itself at the expense of others.

The Engine of Opportunity

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

I shall never forget my academic advisor, Mrs. Gladys McKindra Smith. On a July day, in an auditorium that was about 100 degrees, she said, "Mr. Nelms, your scores are sort of low, but if you follow this schedule, you'll be alright."

Until Schools Are No Longer Separate, We Must Strive for Equal

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

I wish my students experienced more cultural diversity. I wish my students interacted with peers of different socio-economic status. But that is not the case where communities in our country remain defined by race and class.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

'Some Of My Best Friends Are Black' Author Says He Actually Had No Black Friends | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

In 2008 few people would ever suspect Tanner Colby had no black friends -- not even Tanner Colby himself. He did, after all, live and work in New York...

Daimler Should Speak Up So Alabama Will Stand Down

Fred Redmond | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Fred Redmond

Daimler can say loudly to the lawmakers of Alabama that it will not stand for a repetition of history and it will not tolerate discrimination in the workplace. In doing so, the company will show that when it says it supports global, human and workers' rights, it means it.

Report on Segregation Is at Odds with Reality

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

Critics agree that there has been improvement in some respects regarding segregation in America. The problem is when one suggests that the battle against residential segregation is largely over.

The End of a Segregated Century?

Angela Caputo | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Angela Caputo

Last week, the Manhattan Institute released a report that suggests Chicago is less segregated than it was a decade ago. When I drive through the Near North Side, it sure appears to be true.