September 30th, 2013
Issue of the Week LX: Do You Think the State of Health Care Among Blacks Is Evidence of Institutionalized Racism?
Written by Francesca Biller in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 7 Comments
While health care is in need of radical reform for millions of Americans, Blacks have historically suffered disproportionately from poor or non-existent access to even the most primitive of medical care, and it’s not getting better. Grave numbers show that although African-Americans make up only 13.5 % of the population, when compared to white men, black men are 2.4 times more likely to die from...
September 30th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 14 Comments
Apparently the fashion and advertising world didn’t learn anything from the bad press Vogue Magazine received when they ran a photo layout with black face models in April. Now, Dunkin’ Donuts has apologized and pulled advertising for its campaign in Thailand that shows a black face model offering a chocolate doughnut with the caption: “Break every rule of deliciousness.” The Thailand Dunkin’...
May 9th, 2013
Written by Hope Yen in Race & Politics, Latest News with 2 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data shows. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined for the first time since 1996. Blacks were the only race or ethnic group to show an increase in voter turnout last...
May 8th, 2013
Written by Erica Werner in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — A landmark immigration bill in the Senate is facing a critical trial — whether it can survive hundreds of amendments from the left and right and still emerge relatively intact. The test will begin Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As of Tuesday evening's deadline for filing amendments, some 300 were offered by Democrats and Republicans. A number of them,...
May 7th, 2013
Written by Pablo Gorondi - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
WJC Warns Europe Of Neo-Nazi Political Party Resurgence BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - The World Jewish Congress said Tuesday it is greatly concerned about the emergence of neo-Nazi parties such as the Golden Dawn in Greece, Jobbik in Hungary, and Germany's National Democratic Party. A study presented at the WJC assembly in Budapest, the Hungarian capital, highlighted the links regarding the...