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Study: Charter schools have made segregation worse in Chicago

According to a new study released by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, Charter schools have worsened school segregation in Chicago, and overall have made the city’s school system stronger. Analysts looked at data for 2012-13 and cites major factors as reading and math scores, reading and math growth and graduation rates as contributing factors for […]

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‘Forgotten Four’ film tells story of four black men who integrated the NFL

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Most of us know about Jackie Robinson being the first black professional Major League Baseball player, but few know about the men responsible for breaking the color barrier in the NFL.  But a new EPIX documentary will tell the story of four black pro sports players, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, […]

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New York approves segregation proposal in high-rises

The City of New York approved a proposal to build a “poor door,” or separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building. The proposal, submitted by Extell, one of the most prominent developers in the city, gives the company the right to install a separate set of doors into a high-rise […]

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First Lady heads to Kansas in effort to promote diversity

First lady Michelle Obama will head to Topeka, Kansas to speak to high school students about the importance of diversity.  Mrs. Obama’s trip comes just a day before the 60th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation. 

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Report: New York has the most segregated public school system in the country

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According to a report released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, New York is home to the most segregated public school system in the nation. Evidence as outlined in the report, “New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future,” shows that public school students in the state are increasingly isolated by race and […]

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Clarence Thomas: ‘Northern liberal elites worse than segregated south’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born in Georgia during a time of high racial tension. He recently compared the segregated part of the country to the North of today, saying that the “supposed anti-slavery” North has caused him more grief than the historically racist south ever did. 

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50 Years Later: Our schools are still segregated

Today is the 50th anniversary of what will forever be known as “Freedom Day.” Most of the schools’ black population did not go to school that day, because they had a bigger goal in mind.On October 22, 1963, several civil rights groups organized and participated in a mass boycott and demonstration in hopes of desegregating […]

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them. After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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POLL: Sizable Portion of American Public Have No Friends of Other Races

According to a recent poll, a sizable portion of the American public have no friends of other races. Roughly 40 percent of whites and about 25 percent of non-whites have no friends outside of their own race. The results highlight America’s persistent segregation and stark polarization on issues involving race.

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Negro League Players Honored by President Obama

Yesterday, President Obama honored former Negro League players for their contributions to African American history.

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