December 2014

December 10th, 2014
Written by Kyle Hightower ... in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Alabama head coach Nick Saban and players celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 42-13.
There has been a long-standing graduation gap between black and white football players who play for those schools with teams that are good enough to play in the annual bowl games. A study of this year's bowl-bound schools released Monday revealed a narrowing gap between the graduation rates of white and black players. According to the annual report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in...
December 9th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Race Relations, "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
This KKK statue as an art form was displayed on the campus of the University of Iowa by a visiting professor and incited a strong reaction from black students.
Could any good come from the KKK art display that has caused such a stir at the University of Iowa? Apparently, a 7-foot-tall rendition of a robed Klansman prominently displayed on the university’s campus by a visiting professor was unwelcomed by many black students who made their objections know to university officials. The display was removed, without a strong reaction from university...
December 5th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 3 Comments
A group of protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner stage a brief sit in at the corner of Broadway and Prince Street, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
Protesters decry the grand jury verdict of not to charge a police officer in the death of Eric Garner by taking to the streets in New York City, Washington. DC, Chicago and other cities. Civil rights leaders also decried the grand jury decision not to charge a white New York City police officer in the chokehold death of a black man and announced plans for a march and a summit on racial justice in...
December 3rd, 2014
Written by Mary Clare Jalonick in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 1 Comment
After more than a decade in the court, the Obama administration offered the $680 million settlement in October 2010.
Funds from the American Indian discrimination settlement with the U.S government is in dispute. More than $380 million in government dollars left over from a federal discrimination settlement with American Indians is in limbo amid disagreements over how the money should be spent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Tuesday reviewed a proposal to form a new foundation to help American...
December 3rd, 2014
Written by Christine Armar... in All About Family, Race Relations with 3 Comments
English teacher Tom Rademacher talks with his high school juniors Kierra Murray, left, and Ana Silverman, right, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Fair School in Minneapolis. Knowing that the grand jury decision not to indict a white officer who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., would be on the minds of his students, Rademacher put aside his lesson plans and asked them a question: How did they feel?
Students reacts to the Ferguson decision in many ways across the country, some even boycotting classes. In the aftermath of the Ferguson announcement, classrooms across the nation are taking up uncomfortable topics - race, police use of force and poverty, among others - to give students a voice and help them make sense of events. When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher...