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Racial Segregation

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...

Desegregation Trailblazer Dies At 70

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation has...

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.

James Meredith Reflects On 50th Anniversary Of Ole Miss Integration, Hates The Term 'Civil Rights'

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. -- James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term "civil rights." It's as if civil rights were somehow set apart from &ndash...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Cracked Sidewalks

Jessica Vasquez | Posted 03.31.2012 | Chicago
Jessica Vasquez

There are two truths to growing up and living in Chicago. The first truth was given to me, that being that Chicago is a very diverse city. The second truth is that Chicago is a very segregated city.

We Must Fix the Filibuster

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wade Henderson, Esq.

What spurred civil rights advocates to mobilize around this filibuster issue remains true today: the basic civil rights of all Americans should never be subject to the whims of one person.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

Shopping Remains A Segregated Activity In America

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Martin Luther King once described Sunday mornings, when people go to church, as the most segregated moment in American life. That is probably still tr...