Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today

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August 18th, 2013
Written by Jonathan Lemire in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Bill DeBlasio
In the New York City mayoral race, Bill de Blasio has gone from the back of the pack to the lead with incredible speed. The most liberal candidate in the race, whose City Hall bid was floundering mere weeks ago, now enjoys a shocking perch atop the polls in the latest turn of the most unpredictable citywide campaign in decades. And with the Democratic primary now less than a month away, de...
August 17th, 2013
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Rev. Joseph Lowery
ATLANTA (AP) — State lawmakers from around the country have formed an alliance they say will combat restrictive voting laws that have proliferated in recent years in Republican-run states, changes that won't face the same federal scrutiny after the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a key portion of the Voting Rights Act. Legislators from Georgia, Nevada and Iowa, among other states, announced the...
August 13th, 2013
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Hillary Clinton
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke on Monday about the "assault on voting rights" that a recent Supreme Court decision has spurred. She spent most of her 45-minute talk to about 1,000 members of the American Bar Association assailing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a significant part of the Voting Rights...
August 12th, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Spotlight, Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Multi-cultural College Students
A National Communication Association study finds that black students attending predominantly white universities struggle mightily with the balancing act of maintaining their own identity while integrating into that of the prevailing, far more accepted, culture. The "Understanding the African-American Student Experience in Higher Education through a Relational Dialectics Perspective," study was...
August 12th, 2013
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police interrogating youths
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil right of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, mainly blacks and other minorities, with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy. There is evidence that the stops were conducted in a racially discriminating manner, and an independent monitor is needed to oversee major changes, a federal judge ruled Monday in a stinging rebuke...