Race Relations In The USA and Diversity News

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday.
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A study or racial bias in law enforcement has been launched by the U.S. Justice Department. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the need for the long-planned initiative, Holder said in an interview with The Associated Press. He...
Minorities are often portrayed negatively in newspapers and on television.
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Blacks and Hispanics distrust the media when it comes to reporting news and general information about their respective communities in a factual and balanced way. In fact, a new study shows a large majority of black and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts about what mainstream media report about their communities, according to a survey...
Los Angeles school districts are taking steps to stop disciplinary practices that result in many minority children entering the court system that is a downward spiral that leads to incarceration and prison.
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The "school to prison" practices that have become so common place in disciplinary practices in schools all across America are about to end in school districts in Los Angeles. Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping disciplinary reforms in Los Angeles schools. Under the new policy, police officers at Los Angeles Unified School District won't arrest or cite students for low-level offenses like possessing alcohol or marijuana but will instead refer students to administrators...
There were black poet during slavery, a time when it was thought that black could not read nor write.
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A new book, "Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, fills a gap in the history of black poetry especially during slavery and following emancipation. A work of more than a decade, the project came about as Louis was working on his thesis about the black press and noticed that many if not all of the black newspapers of that time included poetry in each issue. Louis began to collect these poems and was joined by DeSimone in 2002 in vetting the thousands of works to ensure they were actually written by...
Ferguson and St. Louis County employed military gear in addition to many police officers during the protests over Michael Brown’s death.
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A federal lawsuit alleges police brutality in Ferguson and St. Louis County due to the use of excessive force and arrests of innocent bystanders during widespread unrest following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaintiffs in the suit in St. Louis include a clinical social worker who said she and her 17-year-old son were roughed up and arrested after not evacuating a McDonald's quickly enough. They also include a 23-year-old man who said he was shot multiple times with rubber bullets and called racial slurs by police while walking through the protest zone to his...
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
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Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids, a new government study shows. And, while summer is over, swimming lessons and other training can take place to stop drowning deaths among black children and black teens. Next summer swimming pools could be less of a danger. The research study found that black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times that of white children. That suggests a lot of blacks are not learning to swim, said the lead author, Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Swimming is a life-saving...
Efforts are being made in Alabama and other states to register more Hispanics to vote.
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Hispanics are being registered to vote in Alabama by an immigrant rights group so improve participation in local, state and national elections. The group is trying to change the current trend of very low voter turnout among Hispanics. The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice says it's launching a program called "Alabama Vota" to encourage more Hispanic voters to get involved in the electoral process. The program is concentrating mainly in the Birmingham and Huntsville areas. But a website with Spanish-language information about registering to vote is available to anyone. The program...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into anti-Jewish demonstrations and violence in Europe. The slogan reads: Stand Up! - Jew hatred - never again!', and the name of the organizer: Central Council of Jews in Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here. Germany's Jewish community organized the rally at the capital's Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw anti-Jewish slogans and violence. President Joachim Gauck joined ministers and Germany's top Protestant and Catholic clerics at the event along with Muslim community leaders. Jewish leader Dieter Graumann said the...
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday.
Minorities are often portrayed negatively in newspapers and on television.
Los Angeles school districts are taking steps to stop disciplinary practices that result in many minority children entering the court system that is a downward spiral that leads to incarceration and prison.
There were black poet during slavery, a time when it was thought that black could not read nor write.
Ferguson and St. Louis County employed military gear in addition to many police officers during the protests over Michael Brown’s death.
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
Efforts are being made in Alabama and other states to register more Hispanics to vote.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into anti-Jewish demonstrations and violence in Europe. The slogan reads: Stand Up! - Jew hatred - never again!', and the name of the organizer: Central Council of Jews in Germany.
Ferguson and St. Louis County employed military gear in addition to many police officers during the protests over Michael Brown’s death.
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A federal lawsuit alleges police brutality in Ferguson and St. Louis County due to the use of...
Los Angeles school districts are taking steps to stop disciplinary practices that result in many minority children entering the court system that is a downward spiral that leads to incarceration and prison.
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The "school to prison" practices that have become so common...
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
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Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids, a new government study shows. And,...
Study findings show that racial disparities in American education - from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline - begin at the earliest grades.
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Black children have higher rates of truancy and suspensions...

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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday.
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A study or racial bias in law enforcement has been launched by the U.S. Justice Department....
Blacks and Hispanics motorists are stopped at a much higher rate than whites or other minorities by Connecticut police officers.
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Blacks and Hispanics are stopped at a higher rate by...
There were black poet during slavery, a time when it was thought that black could not read nor write.
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A new book, "Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century...
Tampa Bay police department, like many in the region, has far fewer black and Hispanic officers than the population they serve.
September 15th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Diversity is the focus of Tampa Bay area law enforcement...

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Minorities are often portrayed negatively in newspapers and on television.
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Blacks and Hispanics distrust the media when it comes to reporting news and general information...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into anti-Jewish demonstrations and violence in Europe. The slogan reads: Stand Up! - Jew hatred - never again!', and the name of the organizer: Central Council of Jews in Germany.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism...
Efforts are being made in Alabama and other states to register more Hispanics to vote.
September 17th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Hispanics are being registered to vote in Alabama by an immigrant rights group so improve...
Voting continues to be a struggle for many minorities in local communities, like Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis.
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Voting is being emphasized in Ferguson, Missouri after the...