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Don’t Let the Loud Bigots Distract You. America’s Real Problem with Race Cuts Far Deeper

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Sep 19, 2018

In a recent viral video, an unidentified white woman in line at a grocery store in Oregon, dressed in a floral romper and black knee-high boots, overheard a black womans phone conversation. She believed this black woman was trying to sell food stamps illegally. The exchange became heated, and the white woman was told, in… Continue reading

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It’s Time for Colleges to Stop Overlooking Hispanic Adults

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Sep 19, 2018

When colleges talk about enrolling more Hispanic students, they tend to think of a traditional age group. Thats understandable. After all, in the United States, the median age of Hispanics is 27; for whites, its 43. But whats understandable isnt the same as whats desirable. And thats one reason Deborah A. Santiago, who heads up… Continue reading

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Men benefit most from nondegree credentials

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Sep 19, 2018

New America has released ananalysis of federal dataon nondegree credentials to get a better sense of gender gaps in the labor-market returns for certificates, industry certifications and occupational licenses. The results add new evidence that men reap most of the benefits from these increasingly popular forms of credentials. Read the entire article.

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Kids stress over public acts of discrimination

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Aug 21, 2018

In a sign of the times, new USC research shows that some kids stressed out over recent public acts of discrimination show increased behavioral problems. The study focused on Los Angeles-area teens from communities of color or families with limited education. Many of the youths reported concern that discrimination is a growing societal problem. The… Continue reading

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Supporting Queer College Students of Color

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Aug 21, 2018

While LGBTQ college students are becoming more visibleon campus, they are still marginalized. After all, queer students of color aremore likely to feel uncomfortable on campusand encounter higher rates of harassment than their White queer peers. Recognizing that this goes beyond just individual-level actions and behaviors, more attention must be paid to the policies that… Continue reading

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States Attempt Closing Racial Gaps to Improve Graduation

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Aug 21, 2018

More than 40 states have set goals to increase the number of adults who have a college degree or high-quality professional credential within the next few years. But far fewer states have set goals and created policies to close racial equity gaps in pursuit of higher college graduation rates. Some states, such as Indiana, that… Continue reading

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America is in the middle of a battle over the meaning of words like “diversity”

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Aug 21, 2018

You might think that the culture war over race and immigration primarily transpires in dramatic events, like thewoman who climbedthe Statue of Liberty to protest Trumps child detention policy orthe events in Charlottesvillelast summer. But it also exists in the banal and everyday ways that we communicate. Read the entire article.

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For Many, HBCU Mergers and Closures Are Not an Option

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Aug 21, 2018

Colleges and universities will be trumpeting their horns over the next few months, celebrating the beginning of another school year filled with lots of promise and anticipation for many among administrators, teachers, behind-the-scenes staffers and students. The excitement masks a growing sense of anxiety, however, especially among historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as warning… Continue reading

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Increasing Diversity on HBCU Campuses Often Leaves Blacks in Minority

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Aug 21, 2018

Calli Norton is one happy college graduate. Not only did the lover of politics begin an exciting job in her field of study right after graduating West Virginia State University (WVSU) this spring, shes working exactly where she wants in Washington, D.C., the nations seat of government, public policy and power. Im right up… Continue reading

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Spelman expands its admissions policy to include trans students

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Aug 14, 2018

All eyes will be on Spelman College one of two historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) solely for women as it joins the ranks of all-womens colleges that officially have an admissions policy for transgender students this 2018-2019 academic year. Although trans women and other students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender… Continue reading

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