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Urban-Suburban school desegregation program seen as model

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More than 60 years after the United States Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools in Brown vs. Board of Education, data shows that many school districts s are more segregated than ever — with some key exceptions. Continue reading

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Police officers watch as a demonstrator holds a sign in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct during a protest in response of Sunday's shooting death of Jamar Clark by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 18, 2015. Minnesota officials on Wednesday identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man as chanting demonstrators surrounded a key police station.     REUTERS/Craig Lassig - RTS7ULH

Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder of black teenager

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A seventeen-year-old black teenager was shot 16 times by a white police officer in October of last year for allegedly puncturing a police car’s tire with a folding knife. Continue reading

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How does unintentional bias impact people of color?

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Sometimes, casual comments we don’t think about can be just as damaging as obvious racial slurs. Columbia University Teachers College Professor Derald Sue studies these instances, called microaggressions, and their often hidden meanings. Continue reading

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COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 9: Jonathan Butler, a University of Missouri grad student who did a 7 day hunger strike is greeted by the crowd of students on the campus of University of Missouri - Columbia on November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Students celebrate the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe amid allegations of racism. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Student protests result in university president’s resignation

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University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation Monday amid protests over the university’s handling of racial discrimination and slurs on campus. Continue reading

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How do people of different backgrounds view racial equality in the U.S.? — Class Discussion

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Race relations have been a major topic recently in the United States. Incidents like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and, more recently, Freddie…read more

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