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Americans Divided On Racial Equality
August 26, 2011
Americans are about equally divided on whether Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of U.S. racial equality has been realized, with 51% saying it has and 49% saying it has not. Blacks (54%) are slightly more optimistic than whites (49%) that the dream has been realized. Americans who believe the dream has not been realized are about as likely to say the U.S. has made major progress toward attaining it ...
Racial Equality On The Path To College
August 10, 2010
US And Brazil Collaborate On Racial Equality
May 19, 2010
Survey: Racial Equality Still Not Reality
January 18, 2010
Modern History Makers To Be Honored At Congress Of Racial Equality's MLK Dinner
January 06, 2010
Vanderbilt astronomer receives $50,000 fellowship to further racial equality
July 27, 2009
The Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship was modeled on the Guggenheim Fellowship and its purpose is to fund work on race relations or African American culture. ...
Support for racial equality may be a victim of Obama's election
March 24, 2009
Racial Disparities Found In Military Death Penalty Cases
September 02, 2011
A study by a group of law and statistics professors found that minorities in the military were twice as likely to be sentenced to death than their white counterparts. Professor David Baldus of the University of Iowa College of Law and associate professor Catherine Grosso of the Michigan State University College of Law, the study's lead authors, ...
Feds Settle With Ala School Board Over Racial Disparities
August 09, 2011
The U.S. Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Pickens County, Ala., school board to eliminate racial disparities in its system. Under terms of the agreement, the board, working with state officials, will develop policies and programs to eliminate racial disparities in student discipline, grade retention, graduation rates and post-graduate scholarships, the Justice Department said in a release. The agreement further obligates the board to intensify its efforts to recruit minority ...
Racial Violence Rocks Midwest State Fair
August 08, 2011
Wisconsin State Fair officials imposed heightened security measures after racial fighting between groups of youths on and around the midway and attacks on police officers resulted in 24 arrests. The violence began with fights between groups of African-American youths at the fair, located between Milwaukee and the suburb of West Allis, fair officials said. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said the fighting later ...
Racial Profiling Concerns At Newark Airport
August 05, 2011
An internal TSA report finding that Hispanic passengers were racially profiled at Newark Liberty International Airport has revived concerns that security screeners may have engaged in racial profiling at airports nationwide, according to local sources. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security ...
Marvel To Intro Bi-Racial Spiderman
August 02, 2011
Marvel's new Spider-Man will have a new look. Peter Parker, who was killed off in June's Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160, will be replaced with a half-African American, half-Hispanic teenager named Miles Morales ...
Brief "Racial Disparity In School Funding Is No Myth"
July 07, 2011
This week the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, released a new issue brief that debunks a recent backgrounder by Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation. Richwine’s report, titled “The Myth of Racial Disparities in Public School Financing,” suggests that public education spending is broadly similar ...
Major Education Survey Shows Continuing Racial Gaps
June 30, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education today released data that cast much-needed light on disparities in educational resources and opportunities for students across the country. These data provide policymakers, educators and parents ...
Feds Begin Major Police Racial Mis-Conduct Case
June 22, 2011
Almost six years after police fatally shot two people and injured four others on the Danziger Bridge, amid the chaos after Hurricane Katrina, the trial of five current and former New Orleans police officers is set to begin today in federal court. The defendants are Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius, officer Anthony Villavaso, former officer Robert Faulcon ...
Is A Post-Racial America Possible?
June 21, 2011
As the field of candidates for President grows, some in the Black community are being forced to accept the hard reality that race relations in America have not improved. Still others never thought a post-racial America ever had a chance to begin with. ...
Landmark Study On Millennials Challenges "Post-Racial" Myth
June 07, 2011
“Contrary to widespread labeling of the millennial generation as 'post-racial,' young people actually see a lot of racial problems." ...
Report Shows Racial Transformation Of Philadelphia
June 02, 2011
Philadelphia has experienced significant changes in its ethnic and racial composition over the last 2 decades, with many neighborhoods undergoing sweeping transformations. ...
Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Stroke Care
May 27, 2011
The panel said there also are disparities between whites and minorities in the knowledge of risk factors, awareness of stroke signs and symptoms. ...
Guilty Pleas In Firebombing Of Interracial Couple's Home
May 11, 2011
“Firebombing a family’s home because of their race is a deplorable act of hate that will not be tolerated in our country,” said Thomas E. Perez. ...
Racial Disparities Still Exist In Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Increased Medicare Coverage
April 28, 2011
Blacks and Hispanics less likely than whites to receive screening. Disparities persisted after increased colorectal screening coverage. ...
Unintentional Racial Biases May Affect Economic, Trust Decisions
April 25, 2011
Researchers asked 50 racially diverse participants to rate the trustworthiness of individuals depicted in photographs of Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, and mixed race men. ...
Multiracial Adults' Responses On Medical Forms Create Challenges
April 20, 2011
The researchers found that placing multiracial adults into single "best race" categories overshadows the poor health of groups. ...
Equality Law Firm To Defend DOMA
April 19, 2011
"Thanks to Speaker Boehner's actions, President Obama's attempt to sabotage the legal defense of DOMA is not going to work." INCLUSIVE LAW FIRM TO DEFEND DOMA ...
RACIAL PROFILING HITS GEORGIA
April 15, 2011
Iowa Civil Rights Panel Won't Identify City Accused Of Racial Profiling
April 14, 2011
Beth Townsend, executive director of the commission, declined to release the name of the police department or town because it’s part of the settlement. ...
ACLU Alleges Racial Bias In FL Foreclosure Courts
April 07, 2011
The special “mass foreclosure docket” established in December 2008 operates under rules that differ substantially from those that govern the rest of Lee County. ...
Study Offers Path To Smoother Interracial Interactions
April 06, 2011
"Though society has become more sensitive to obvious expressions of racial bias, many people show subtle biases without even being aware that their prejudices are leaking out." ...
Racial Wealth Gap In Homes With Young Children Stark, Widening
April 07, 2011
The wealth gap between white and black households with children in the United States nearly doubled to $47,000 between 1994 and 2007. ...
Summit To Examine America's Racial Wealth Gap And Children Of Color
April 01, 2011
Prominent scholars, policy experts, advocates and members of Congress will take part in a policy summit on to assess the growing gap. ...
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