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. 

Please take a moment to Sign Up and Janice Ellis will contact you to provide usernames and passwords that will make it easy for your students to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Ellis at or call at 877-931-2201.

February 24th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 60 Comments
The Georgia Department of Revenue has approve a new license plate design featuring the Confederate flag, which has ignited a long-standing debate between southern loyalists and civil rights leaders about its symbolism and history.
Georgia officials have once again approved a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, infuriating civil rights advocates and renewing a debate among those who believe the symbol honors Confederate heritage and those who see it as racially charged. The Georgia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans requested the new plate design, and the Georgia Department of Revenue...
February 17th, 2014
Written by Chacour Koop in National Collegiate Dialogue with 69 Comments
Reviewing the national Advanced Placement Program report could be very enlightening about the systemic education disparities that continue to exist in schools across the United States.
A report released last Tuesday shows Illinois is at the national average for high school graduates scoring high enough for college credit on exams, but low-income and black students still lag in performance and participation in the college prep courses. According to an Advanced Placement Program report, 21 percent of the state's high school graduates in Illinois received a three or higher on at...
February 17th, 2014
Written by Jonathan Smith in National Collegiate Dialogue with 30 Comments
New Mexico University is including the experience of African Americans, along with other ethnic groups, in its oral history interview collection.
Meet Bill Huff. His age is unknown but the raspy tone in his voice hints at a person who has seen a lot during his lifetime. It was a random day in 1982 and the African-American man spent almost two hours discussing a time in Carlsbad that now seems like a distant memory. He talked about several things, but mostly he talked about some of Carlsbad's darker times during segregation. However, he...
February 10th, 2014
Written by Gary D. Robertson - Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 18 Comments
Rev. Jerry Dowdy of Carthage, N.C. sings with thousands of others at the "Moral March on Raleigh" on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march.
Following a year marked by hundreds of arrests and national publicity but few policy victories, leaders of the movement opposing the Republican agenda in North Carolina vowed Saturday to keep fighting and to speak clearly at the ballot box in 2014. Thousands of people angry with GOP policies approved in 2013 were energized while attending the "Moral March on Raleigh," the largest gathering of its...
February 10th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in National Collegiate Dialogue with 57 Comments
Aside from the socio-economic, educational, and other environmental tolls racism takes on its victim, study results are confirming that racism is claiming, perhaps, the greatest toll of all –  mental and physical well-bring especially among blacks.
The negative impact and consequences that systemic racism wields on the human condition can be seen in obvious ways. One only has to look around them and see the gross disparities when it comes to educational achievement, employment, quality of housing, and other living conditions between white Americans and other minorities, especially blacks. Less obvious are the other insidious and often...


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