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January 29th, 2013
Written by Mary Jo Pitzl -... in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's new Legislature is more White, more male, and more Republican than the people who live here, an analysis of the makeup of the 51st Legislature shows. And while they are from many walks of life, from real-estate agents to a pharmacy technician, and retirees to recently returned combat vets, the legislators elected to represent the people do not, as a group, reflect the...
January 28th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Eyes On The Enterprise, Latest News with 0 Comments
With the hiring of Bruce Arians as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, all eight head coaching vacancies that came available in the National Football League are all filled – all with white men. Minority candidates, who by league rule are supposed to be considered for head coaching vacancies, were shut out. In a league where over 65 percent of the players are African-American, this is...
January 28th, 2013
We’ve heard and seen the gaffes occur right before our eyes…every few months it seems. Recently, there was the Brent Musburger brouhaha: he used the word “beautiful” in reference to Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. And before that, there was the “Chink” comment, made by an ESPN reporter, about New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin. And Fuzzy Zoeller’s comments 15 years...
January 28th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 25 Comments
The Internet, social media, and even smart phones open up new avenues for communication. But new research indicates that over the long-term, social texts and Facebook posts of racial bias and rejection is discrimination that affects our thinking, emotional state and patterns of behavior, as well as our physical and mental health. "Psychological factors, like discrimination, have been suggested as...
January 25th, 2013
Written by Brian Witte - A... in Latest News, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's highest court ruled Thursday that the state police must release files related to how authorities investigate racial profiling complaints. The decision is the result of a court battle between the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Maryland State Police known as the "Driving While Black" case, which dates to the 1990s. The NAACP has...

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