September 2013

September 13th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Diversity on Campus illustration
Princeton University is planning to make a push to increase its diversity, with a special focus on its graduate student body, faculty and senior administration. The university announced Thursday the adoption of a comprehensive new strategy recommended by a special trustee committee. A committee report describes Princeton's class of 2016 as the most diverse in the Ivy League school's history -...
September 13th, 2013
Written by Jay Reeves - As... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
five mayors discussing racism
Mayors of major American cities have come together to develop and implement a plan that is designed to end racism and discrimination. A national group of mayors, meeting in the church where a Ku Klux Klan bomb killed four black girls 50 years ago, on Thursday proposed a 10-point plan to end racism and discrimination in America. The blueprint by the U.S. Conference of Mayors includes speaking out...
September 12th, 2013
Written by Dinesh Ramde in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Sikh protesters calling for more attention to hate crimes
A Wisconsin civil rights committee heard testimony Thursday from experts and law enforcement officials about preventing hate crimes like the 2012 Sikh temple shooting. The Wisconsin State Advisory Committee, a state board that reports to the federal Commission on Civil Rights, will gather comments and testimony in Madison for a report to be presented to the White House and Congress sometime next...
September 11th, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
bombs with Clorox bleach logos on them
University of Texas at Austin police are investigating an incident where a "bleach balloon" was hurled at a black student in a racially motivated attack callously aimed at "whitening" his skin. Bryan Davis, a 21-year-old third year student at the university, told police he was he was walking to a friend's apartment not far from campus when someone dropped the believed to be chemically-filled...
September 10th, 2013
Written by Andrew Miga in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
gold medal depicting the four girls killed
House and Senate leaders will honor four girls killed in an Alabama church bombing almost 50 years ago -- a crime that became a watershed moment in the civil rigthts movement. The Congressional Gold Medal went to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, who were all 14, and Denise McNair, who was 11. The ceremony came five days before the 50th anniversary of their deaths inside the...