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Poll: 61% of blacks say race relations getting worse in country

According to a recent study, the opinions of Americans about race relations in the country are deeply divided. A new survey released by the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are worse than they previously were in the U.S. 

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Diversity: The key to a better University of Michigan

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The following op-ed originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press. It was written by Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, and Kofi Boone, an associate professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University. As a public institution of higher learning, the University of Michigan is without peer. It has […]

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ASU frat members who threw racist MLK-themed party could face expulsion

Some members of Arizona State University’s chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity may face expulsion after throwing a racist MLK-themed party during the slain civil rights leader’s holiday weekend. Only 16 of 125 members attended the offensive party, but the action has led to the dissolution of the chapter on campus. 

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White teen creates comic strip explaining white privilege, reactions prove her point

Jamie Kapp, 19, understands that many people don’t get institutionalized racism. So the teen created a comic strip to break down white privilege. The cartoon was effective, but Kapp was shocked to learn that she had become a victim of bullying, death threats and hate mail because of her efforts. Kapp ended up shutting her […]

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#BBUM students advance movement for more inclusion on campus with petition

Black students at the University of Michigan have advanced their movement for a more inclusive and equal campus. The petition labeled, “University of Michigan: Support Your Black Students,” is addressed to Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the university. 

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Richard Sherman: ‘thug is acceptable way to call someone the N-word’

Richard Sherman is grabbing most of the pre-Super Bowl headlines these days. Wednesday, Sherman addressed some of the comments about his post-game interview, many of which referred to Sherman as a thug. When asked how he felt about being called a thug, Sherman gave a thought-provoking response.

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School gives 9-year-old Confederate hat as prize

A North Carolina mother is upset at her son’s school after he came home wearing a replica Confederate army hat. 9-year-old Jacob was wearing the new gray hat when he got off the bus earlier this week. 

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Racial tensions escalate on University of Michigan campus

Last semester, students at the University of Michigan garnered national attention on Twitter. By using the hashtag #BBUM, minority students were able to successfully conduct a dialogue about race relations on campus. Blacks don’t even make up five percent of the university’s enrollment, and described hostile and/or ignorant comments as everyday occurrences. The Twitter protest quickly spread […]

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Racist or not? Russian Socialite poses on chair made of black woman

A photograph of Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova has sparked international outrage with critics referring to the imagery as racist. The photo, accompanied by an interview of the heiress sitting on a chair, comprised of a cushion…and a bound black woman. 

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Firefighter suspended for 12 hours after painting racist symbol on ax

An Orange County firefighter was suspended for 12 hours after leaving a city-owned ax with a confederate flag at the scene of a house fire. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Holton’s son admitted to painting the flag on the ax, which was left at a black man’s residence after firefighters extinguishing flames from his burning home. 

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