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Aunt of mother arrested for leaving kids in car during interview says ‘she was too proud to ask for help’

The family of a mother who faces jail time and the possibility of losing her children after leaving them in a warm car during a job interview says she “was too proud to ask for help”. During an interview with the Daily Mail, Shanesha Taylor’s great aunt Henrietta Grant said she wished Taylor would’ve asked […]

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For third time, Senate GOPs block vote equal pay act

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For a third time, Senate Republicans blocked a vote that would open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. 

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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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Mississippi legislators pass bill making it legal to discriminate against gays

Legislators in Mississippi have passed a bill that would allow people to use their religion to justify discrimination. The “religious liberty” bill stalled last month, with the House voting to send it to a study committee instead of passing it. However both bodies of Congress have approved a conference report on the bill, advancing it to Gov. […]

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Why Latino youth are unimpressed with voting

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Organizers across the country are having a tough time getting Latinos of voting age to register. It’s a growing trend among young voters who just don’t see the point in signing up. 

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Report: Disparities in U.S. schools still a barrier for minorities

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Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that African Americans have the right to the same educational benefits as whites. But according to civil rights data released by the Education Department, inequities for blacks and other minorities and those with disabilities still exist. 

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Long-time LGBT activist Vernita Gray dead at 65

Vernita Gray, activist and one half of Illinois’ first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state has died. Gray succumbed to a long battle with brain and bone cancer. She was 65. 

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Report: blacks, students with disabilities suspended from school at alarming rates

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According to a set of reports by 26 experts, African-American students and those suffering from disabilities are suspended at “hugely disproportionate rates compared to white students.” The report was compiled by the Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, which includes experts from fields such as advocacy, policy, social science and law. 

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Report: Fewer black, Latino students admitted to NYC’s top schools

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The number of black and Latino students admitted to some of New York City’s most selective schools fell sharply over the past year. The findings come as part of a report released by the Department of Education. 

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Black students at U of I hold ‘silent protest’

Black students on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana’s campus are the latest group of educated African Americans to fight for equality. “Being Black at Illinois” was created in response to several racially-charged incidents on campus. 

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