Blog: Racism News & Discrimination Cases

March 26th, 2013
While America’s Hip-Hop is again under scrutiny within the black community as a stereotypical haven of gangsta rap, drugs, and negative urban lifestyle, the real hip-hop culture as a political movement continues to flourish globally. That was the message during the two-day “Poetics & Politics of Hip-Hop Cultures Symposium” that took place at the University of Arizona in Tucson February 7-8,...
March 21st, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - Teachers say they are grouping students of similar abilities with each other inside classrooms and schools are clustering pupils with like interests together - a practice once frowned upon - according to a review of federal education surveys. The Brookings Institution report released Monday shows a dramatic increase in both ability grouping and student tracking among fourth- and...
March 20th, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The 64 schools in the women's NCAA basketball tournament combined to graduate 90 percent of their players. The findings are part of the annual report released Tuesday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. The study also shows the gap between graduation rates of white and African-American players shrunk to 6 percentage points....
March 19th, 2013
Overall graduation rates improved among players at schools in this year's men's NCAA basketball tournament, and African-American players in particular did better, according to a study released Monday. The annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) shows African-American players' graduation success rates increased from 59 percent in...
March 14th, 2013
Daniel the Prophet has lessons for the future as contemporary society confronts obstacles and challenges as it sorts out the role of religion and the Church. In light of the election of Pope Francis, it is not only a time to reflect on Francis of Assisi after whom it is said he patterned his life, but it is also a good time to reflect on the prophet Daniel in the Old Testament of the Bible....

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