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Study: if you’re black, reviewers will find more errors in your writing

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A new study released by Nextions consulting firm reveals a startling fact. If you’re black, chances of reviewers taking time to find errors in your writing are greater than those if you’re white. When reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black, they consistently rated identical pieces lower in quality and identified […]

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University approves integration of fraternities and sororities

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The University of Alabama’s student government voted to support full integration of the Greek system last week. The vote follows a year of controversy over qualified students being blocked from joining sororities because they were black. The discrimination was largely due to influence from a group called “The Machine.”

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Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers

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Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted.  A Change.org petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in […]

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Report: Wisconsin tops list of worst states for black children

According to a study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Wisconsin has the country’s worst disparities between children of color and white children. The study, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children”, considered 12 major factors such as home life and socioeconomic status, educational access and children who grow up in […]

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NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

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The New York City Police Department has announced that it will be ending its monitoring of everyday activities of Muslims. On Tuesday, the department confirmed the dismantling of the anti-terrorism plan known as the Demographics Unit. The anti-terror program is getting a hard look from Commissioner William Bratton. Protocols for when and how to conduct […]

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Update: Trans activist Monica Jones convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’

Trans activist Monica Jones was convicted of “manifesting prostitution” in Phoenix, Arizona. Jones was arrested last May for accepting a ride to a from two undercover police officers. In Phoenix, “repeatedly stopping an engaging someone in conversation” can lead to arrest, even if one is no attempting to engage in sex work. Jones was arrested under this […]

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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Transgender student sues university over on-campus housing denial

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An Oregon college student is suing his university for discrimination. Jayce Marcus, who is transgender, is a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg. He applied for on-campus housing in one of the school’s male dormitories, but was denied admission. 

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Transgender student discriminated against for using women’s bathroom

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  A North Carolina student says she was discriminated against after using a women’s bathroom. Andraya Williams, who is a member of the transgender community, was headed to class after using the ladies’ washroom at the Overcash Building at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte when the incident occurred. 

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White House petition started in protest of army’s grooming policies

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Cries of racial bias followed news of the U.S. Army’s newly updated grooming policy last week that critics say unfairly targets black women. The grooming policy, Army Regulation 670-1, bans popular hairstyles worn primarily by black women. The regulation has not been made official yet, but the new rules were detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that […]

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