September 2013

September 24th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Hispanic Women Conference Ad
America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff has been told to stay away from a national Latina conference when it comes to Phoenix. Organizers with the National Hispanic Women's Conference told Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this week that he is not wanted when the Phoenix Convention Center hosts the event. The conference, which is expected to attract hundreds across the country, begins...
September 24th, 2013
Written by F. Michael Higg... in National Collegiate Dialogue with 2 Comments
Voting Rights Act Banner
The recent Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, invalidating the "pre-clearance" formula of the voting Rights Act – which required states with a history of race discrimination in voting to secure federal approval prior to changing election practices – provides an opportunity for Congress to strengthen protection of minority voting rights. While discriminatory methods today are far...
September 23rd, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in National Collegiate Dialogue with 12 Comments
Ghetto Tracker App Ad
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that racial segregation is much more prevalent today than at any other time over the last decade and many fear with modern day creations such as the so-called "Ghetto Tracker App" there's little chance of conditions vastly improving any time soon. While manufacturers tout the creation as merely a way to help wayward travelers track, identify and avoid dangerous...
September 23rd, 2013
Written by Jay Reeves - As... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
University of Alabama marchers
From Alabama's governor to a U.S. attorney, state and other leaders say they want to move past failed efforts and find a way to permanently end racial segregation in the University of Alabama's Greek system. But for now they're treading lightly in forcing change on sorority row. Racial segregation in the system was thrust into the spotlight this month when the student newspaper quoted a member of...
September 22nd, 2013
Written by Jill Lawless - ... in Religion's Mighty Rivers, Race Relations with 1 Comment
Women in Muslim veils
In Britain this week, a judge struck a blow against religious oppression. Or for religious freedom. It all depends who you ask. Judge Peter Murphy ruled that a female Muslim defendant may stand trial wearing a face-covering veil - but must remove it when giving evidence. The case has reignited a debate about Muslim veils that has flared across Europe, sparking protests and exacerbating religious...