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Study: faculty members more likely to respond to white males


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:51 am April 25, 2014 A survey of more than 6,000 faculty members across a range of disciplines finds that when prospective graduate students reach out for guidance, white males are the most likely to get attention. The survey, “What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape […]

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B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:14 am April 10, 2014 A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person. Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months. 

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Kobe Bryant catches heat for Trayvon Martin comment

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:05 pm March 27, 2014 Kobe Bryant is catching heat on Twitter for his comments during a New Yorker interview. In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black […]

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First Encounter with Race


By Amari Rene @AmErican_Poet 10:43 am March 27, 2014                                                                 I remember, when I first stepped into my fourth grade classroom, my mouth dropped to the floor.  It was the middle of the summer and we had just moved to the suburbs. Unfortunately for me, they were on cycle scheduling and so my summer time […]

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In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am March 20, 2014 During an interview with Rolling Stone long-time singer-songwriter Elton John revealed his desire to make hip hop music. 

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Georgetown University’s black population is the latest to spark awareness about race on campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:26 pm March 5, 2014 Toward the end of last month, flyers featuring the hashtag #dbkgu started to appear on the campus of Georgetown University. The group responsible for the flyers revealed the meaning of the hashtag. “Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University” is the latest social advocacy group seeking to call […]

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The Michael Dunn trial: another juror speaks out, says case ‘not about race’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am February 21, 2014 Another juror in the Michael Dunn case has spoken out about the verdict. Juror #8, Creshuna Miles, a 21-year-old black woman, in an interview with CNN says that race was not a factor in the jury’s decision-making.

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Controversial ‘National White Privilege’ conference set for March

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm February 11, 2014 Racial justice advocates want to have an open dialogue about race relations in the country. They’re doing just that by hosting their 15th annual “National White Privilege” conference in March. The conference hopes to highlight race issues locally by examining white privilege in daily living. 

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Editor of controversial yoga piece releases statement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am January 30, 2014 The editor of a controversial op-ed piece where a white woman openly laments about the affects of a heavyset black woman in her yoga class has responded. Jen Caron caught a wave of backlash after sharing her earnest thoughts on XO Jane about an African American woman entering […]

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In latest essay, Richard Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview with Erin Andrews

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:32 pm January 29, 2014 Super Bowl contender Richard Sherman is just a few days away from playing in the biggest game of his career. Despite all of the attention Sherman has received, he found time to contribute to Monday Morning Quarterback, where his writing appears regularly. In his latest article, “10 Things I Learned about America after […]

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