What led Chicago to shutter dozens of majority-black schools? Racism | The Guardian After Rahm Emanuel announced a wave of school closures in 2013, Chicagoans took to the streets in protest. But before we can understand whether the closings are racist, we must understand what racism is

After Rahm Emanuel announced a wave of school closures in 2013, Chicagoans took to the streets in protest. But before we can understand whether the closings are racist, we must understand what racism is.

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Ravens donate nearly $200,000 for upgrades to heating and AC in Baltimore elementary school | The Baltimore Sun Ravens announced Monday a donation of nearly $200,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools for upgrades to heating and air-conditioning units at Lakewood Elementary School in East Baltimore.

Ravens announced Monday a donation of nearly $200,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools for upgrades to heating and air-conditioning units at Lakewood Elementary School in East Baltimore.

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Meet Harvard Newspaper’s First Ever Black Female President | African American News & Issues Cambridge, MA — Kristine E. Guillaume, a 20-year old student of Harvard University, has recently been voted to lead the prestigious school’s newspaper, The Crimson. She made history as the first...

Cambridge, MA — Kristine E. Guillaume, a 20-year old student of Harvard University, has recently been voted to lead the prestigious school’s newspaper, The Crimson. She made history as the first…

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HBCUs​ Set Foundation for Black Politicians in Key Positions | The Washington Informer What Kamala Harris, Alma Adams, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams all have in common, in addition to being influential in U.S. politics, is they’re graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Howard University, North Carolina A&T, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Spelman College.

What Kamala Harris, Alma Adams, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams all have in common, in addition to being influential in U.S. politics, is they’re graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — Howard University, North Carolina A&T, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Spelman College.

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Penn senior and Philadelphia native wins coveted Rhodes scholarship | The Inquirer (Philly.com)

Facebook0Twitter0MailSusan Snyder , The Inquirer (Philly.com) Anea B. Moore, a University of Pennsylvania senior and Rhodes scholar. ERIC SUCAR. Featured Image A Philadelphia native and senior at the University of Pennsylvania, who lost both her parents while she was in high school and college, has won a coveted Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University […]

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What Happens When a College’s Affirmative-Action Policy Is Found Illegal | The Atlantic A Supreme Court case found that the University of Michigan was using race in admissions the wrong way. Then the state stepped in, and minority enrollments dropped.

A Supreme Court case found that the University of Michigan was using race in admissions the wrong way. Then the state stepped in, and minority enrollments dropped.

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The Harvard Case Is About the Future of Affirmative Action | The Atlantic One day before Harvard goes to court to defend its admissions practices, two warring rallies made clear that the trial is about much more than just the university.

One day before Harvard goes to court to defend its admissions practices, two warring rallies made clear that the trial is about much more than just the university.

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The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action | The Atlantic Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

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