National Collegiate Dialogue - Racial Discrimination Cases & Discussion is proud to sponsor and host the National Collegiate Dialogue on Race Relations (NCDRR) for the 2014-2015 academic year. This will be the 5th year of the dialogue, which began with the 2010—2011 academic year.

NCDRR provides an excellent opportunity for students to actively participate in a healthy and meaningful exchange about this important issue that continues to pose major challenges in contemporary society. Download the following PDF to learn more about the purpose and objectives of the dialogue, and how it will work during this academic year. Meet the distinguished advisory panel and peruse the participating colleges and universities. You may also view the short video to learn more about the mission of and how it is a good resource for an ongoing conversation to increase understanding across race and ethnicity. 

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October 28th, 2013
Written by Shawn Pogatchnik in National Collegiate Dialogue with 8 Comments
The Irish police have removed children from several homes in recent weeks, suspecting child abduction, because the children were blonde and blue-eyed, and not resembling their biological parents.
Two blond children who were taken by Irish police from their Romanian Gypsy parents were returned to their families after DNA tests determined that the children were rightfully theirs, an episode that raised accusations of racism. The Irish police were responding to public tipoffs fueled by media coverage of an alleged child-abduction case in Greece involving a blond-haired girl and a family of...
October 21st, 2013
Written by Frazier Moore in National Collegiate Dialogue with 5 Comments
This Aug. 7, 2013 photo shows Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. during PBS’ "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr." session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. The new PBS documentary series that traces 500 years of black history premieres Tuesdays, Oct. 22 - Nov. 26, 2013, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who examines both its success and shame in "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," his new PBS documentary series that traces 500 years of black history. "Slavery is a perfect example of why we need limits on the more unfortunate aspects of human nature," he...
October 21st, 2013
Written by Don Thompson in National Collegiate Dialogue with 15 Comments
The U.S Department of Justice as ruled that how California prison officials punish inmates following a riot racist and violated the Constitution.
California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. Gangs in California prisons typically are based on race, and riots often pit members of one race against one another or involve inmates of only one race. After the riots, officers often lock inmates in their cells based on which races were...
October 14th, 2013
Written by Marc Brenman in National Collegiate Dialogue with 10 Comments
What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say to President Barack Obama about policies to bring about equality for all Americans, especially the poor, the disenfranchised and minorities.
Editor's Note: The essay below won first prize in the annual essay contest, "What Would Martin Do?" hosted by the American for Democratic Action Education Fund. What Would Martin Luther King Say to President Obama? Mr. President, I'm proud that you are our first African-American President. But I'm disturbed at your silence on people's needs during these Great Recessions. You squandered your...
October 14th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in National Collegiate Dialogue with 2 Comments
HBCUs are an integral part of African-American educational history, but they continue to struggle, and that has sparked concern about what HBCUs must do to remain relevant in the 21st century.
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) are fighting to survive after graduating a long line of African-Americans graduates, some very famous ones among them including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who graduated from Morehouse College. A federal District court judge ruled October 7 that the rights of students who attend four HBCUs in Maryland were violated after other, predominantly...


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