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6 Words: ‘My Name Is Jamaal … I’m White’

NPR Staff People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone. Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know. To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And … Continue reading

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The Curse of Segregation

By Derek Thompson Baltimore did not need more negative publicity this week. But in a bit of fateful timing, the Equality of Opportunity Project of Harvard University has released two papers concluding that the income mobility for poor children in … Continue reading

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LGBT People of Color More Likely to Face Poverty

By Marisa Taylor LGBT people of color face a high risk of suffering from poverty because of discrimination and lack of strong legal protections, according to a new report released on Thursday. An estimated 3 million American adults identify as … Continue reading

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The Economics of Ferguson: Emerson Electric, Municipal Fines, Discriminatory Policing

By Walter Johnson Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the intersection with Chambers, south almost to the city limit, to the corner of … Continue reading

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Why Congress won’t fix the Voting Rights Act anytime soon

By Greg Sargent Speaking over the weekend at the 50th anniversary of civil rights clashes at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, President Obama called on Congress to fix the Voting Rights Act, which the Supreme Court weakened in … Continue reading

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Colin Powell: ‘I Was Shocked But Not That Surprised’ By Ferguson Report

By Jack Jenkins Former Secretary of State Colin Powell weighed in on America’s ongoing struggles with race on Sunday, saying he was “not that surprised” by reports of racism in local police departments and asking law enforcement officials to do … Continue reading

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Twelve Tips All Educators Must Know About Educating African American and Latino Students

By Quassan Castro In order to achieve success in the classroom with African American and Latino students, the educator must understand the population that he/she teaches, as well as consistently analyze if his/her teaching practices are effective. If you do not understand … Continue reading

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The 9 Worst Things Said About Women, Abortion, and Rape in 2013

By Molly Redden Opponents of reproductive rights had a busy 2013. By the end of June, state lawmakers had passed 43 abortion restrictions into law—as many restrictions as were enacted in all of 2012, according to an analysis by the … Continue reading

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Miami Gardens Police Chief Resigns After NAACP Outcry Over Racial Profiling, Bullying

By Allie Conti Just two days after the NAACP said that the Miami Gardens Police Department may be committing “the most pervasive, most invasive, and most unjustified pattern of police harassment in the nation,” the city’s police chief has resigned. … Continue reading

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Merrill Lynch Set To Pay Largest-Ever Racial Discrimination Settlement

By Alan Pyke Eight years after a group of black financial advisers filed a lawsuit alleging their bosses systematically steered the most profitable business to white employees, Merrill Lynch is preparing to pay the largest racial discrimination settlement ever. In … Continue reading

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