September 2013

September 17th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
two surviving Tuskegee Airmen greeted by President Barack Obama
SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) - Men from western Pennsylvania who served in the all-black Tuskegee Airmen unit during World War II are now honored on a new monument in Allegheny County, billed as the country's largest outdoor monument commemorating the barrier-breaking group. Hundreds gathered at Sewickley Cemetery for Sunday's unveiling of the memorial, where the names of about 100 western Pennsylvania...
September 17th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Greek Life Ad
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Charges of racism in sororities at the University of Alabama is being address by expanding the recruitment process. The University of Alabama is ordering changes in its sorority system amid charges of racism in the Greek-letter organizations. A spokeswoman says President Judy Bonner is requiring the groups to begin using a recruitment process where new members can be added...
September 17th, 2013
Written by Samantha Critchell in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Naomi Campbell
More people are calling for racial and ethnic diversity in the models that show off the latest styles. In response to this, a new campaign called Balance Diversity is looking to bring more black models to fashion runways all over the world. Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week – but she wasn't looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Naomi Campbell and veteran...
September 16th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in National Collegiate Dialogue with 12 Comments
Excellence in Diversity Award illustration
Princeton University has made strides over the years in becoming more diversified – but more needs to be done, says a report just issued by a university committee. The report focused on the university's graduate student body, faculty and staff. It said that unlike the school's undergraduate population, people of color and women in these groups are extremely under-represented. "At Princeton today...
September 16th, 2013
Written by F. Michael Higg... in National Collegiate Dialogue with 1 Comment
Ghosts of Jim Crow Book Cover
My recently released book, Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America offers a prescription for moving America beyond its destructive race problem once and for all. Many believed that the 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama, America's first black president, proved the country had moved beyond race. Statistics have proven otherwise. Seventy-five percent (75%) of whites graduate...