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University of Richmond Board Suspends Decision to Keep Controversial Names of Two Campus Buildings
The University of Richmond’s board of trustees has decided to “suspend” its recent controversial decision to keep the names of slavery and segregation-tied historical figures on two campus buildings, The Washington Post reported. The board’s action came after a weeks-long uproar at the school. On Monday Apr. 5, the board released a statement to the […]
April 6, 2021
Segregation on the Rise? Report Highlights Increasing Racial Stratification Among K-12 Students
The Civil Rights Project’s recent report, “Black Segregation Matters: School Resegregation and Black Educational Opportunity,” highlights the increasing number of segregated K-12 schools across the country. The research suggests that Black students are far more segregated from White students now than in the Civil Rights Movement era but attend schools with many more Latinx students.
February 24, 2021
University of Alabama at Birmingham Removes Former Governor and Segregationist’s Name from Campus Building
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has removed former governor and segregationist George Wallace’s name from one of its buildings, The Hill reported. The removal of the name from a physical education building – the name was given in 1975 – came after UAB trustees unanimously voted in favor of the act. Wallace , who was elected […]
February 9, 2021
Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes $577 Million HBCU Settlement Proposal, Sends Bill to House
The Maryland Senate has unanimously passed a bill calling for a $577 million legal settlement for a 2006 lawsuit involving the state’s four HBCUs, WBOC reported. Last year, the legislation was passed by the General Assembly but was vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan, citing fiscal issues with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the complaint, Maryland […]
February 8, 2021
Educator Preparation Programs Lead the Way for Racial and Social Justice for All
If our national laws and practices are to ensure justice and equity, then educators have a great deal of work to do in ensuring the American ideals we teach youth to value in school are a reality for all.
November 23, 2020
Liberal Arts for the Current Times
A lifetime of events has occurred in the span of less than a year: COVID-19 declared a global pandemic in March, George Floyd killed in May, and crises of economy, education, and mental health ensuing by August. By the time that the 2020-21 academic year began, it was evident that it would be important to hold time and space on the calendar for reflection, perhaps even for creative and constructive ideas.
October 22, 2020
Texas A&M Students Divided Over the Statue of a Former University President
Texas A&M University students and alumni are divided over the place of a statue on campus of Sul Ross, a Confederate General who is also a former president of the university. The statue was discovered to have been vandalized Wednesday, with ‘racist’ and ‘BLM’ (Black Lives Matter) painted on it. University police is investigating the […]
June 11, 2020
When Inhumanity ‘Trumps’ a Fundamental Basic Need to Live and Learn
Far too many families live in food deserts – low income communities, more than a mile from a grocery store, and many do not have a car. Many grocery stores do not accept food stamps (#sigh). Estimates indicate about 25 million families are trapped in food deserts; a disproportionate percentage are families of color — Black and Hispanic – in both urban and rural communities. Their mental and physical health are compromised based on food insecurity and/or access to unhealthy food options that are affordable. When hungry, any food is better than no food. Some policy makers appear to be clueless or uncaring about this. Where’s the humanity, I ask rhetorically? #absent.
March 7, 2020
Milwaukee Serves as Backdrop to Examine Issues Plaguing Black Males
If you look at the data surrounding the Brew City, it is hard to believe Milwaukee is making any progress to move the needle at all on racial equity. The city has the highest Black-White segregation and the highest rate of incarceration of Black males in the country. The state of Wisconsin, anchored by the city of Milwaukee, has the worst Black-White achievement gap in the country as evidenced by National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, a truth that has persisted for over 15 years.
November 6, 2019
Our Shared History
People are ignorant of history, even their own.
October 24, 2019
Scholars Examine Segregation of Latino K-12 Students
As Latino children entered elementary schools this fall, they were likely to encounter fewer White students than they would have a generation ago, based on a recently published academic study. However, the same research found that low-income students of all racial groups were more likely to share classrooms with middle-class pupils than in previous decades.
October 3, 2019
It’s Time to Hack the Gates in College Admissions Systems
Research has found that admissions officers are more likely to recommend low-income students for admission when they have access to more student background and context information for holistic review processes.
September 11, 2019
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