Common Ties That Bind

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May 8th, 2014
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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is considering a requirement where all undergraduate student must take a class relating to diversity in order to graduate.
University of California, Los Angeles officials are considering a requirement that most undergraduate students take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity as part of their pursuit of a degree. University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to...
April 30th, 2014
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, both voiced approval on Wednesday for the NBA's decision to ban L.A. Clippers owner for life after his racist words.
European soccer executives and players call for resolve to fight against racism that is on the rise in stadiums across the continent. The NBA's lifetime ban for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling won swift support in Europe but also produced calls for soccer to show similar resolve against racism. FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, via his spokesman, both...
April 25th, 2014
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Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, talks with Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Covina at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014. Hernandez proposed a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to again allow public colleges to use race and ethnicity when considering college applicants. The proposal stalled this year after backlash from Asian Americans.
Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. The debate is unfolding in the nation's most populous and most ethnically diverse state as an unrelated...
April 22nd, 2014
In this March 9, 2011 photograph, Senate Rules Committee member David Jordan, D-Greenwood, votes against a proposed substitute Senate Redistricting plan at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The veteran lawmaker has recently penned a memoir that documents changes in the state's race relations and changes in voting rights over his lifetime.
Race relations in Mississippi has changed during the last sixty years according to Mississippi legislator, David Jordan. Jordan was born on a Mississippi Delta plantation during the Great Depression, when segregation and poverty created a bleak outlook for a son of black sharecroppers. Eighty years later, Jordan is a retired science teacher, longtime Greenwood City Council member and prominent...
April 15th, 2014
Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, according to President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities. Obama's critique of Republicans on Friday came as he seeks to mobilize voters ahead of the November congressional elections, when Democratic control of the...

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