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.

April 4th, 2014
Written by David Crary in National Collegiate Dialogue with 73 Comments
There are many states near the bottom of the list when it comes to how children, especially minority children, are fairing overall in the United States.
A new report on child well-being, measured by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some U.S. states not used to being at the bottom of such lists, including Wisconsin, with a worst-in-the-nation ranking for its black children, and South Dakota, with abysmal results for its Native American youth. The report, released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, detailed nationwide...
March 24th, 2014
Written by Martha Waggoner - Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 35 Comments
Findings from a research study revealed that University of North Carolina football and basketball players had reading levels below that of 3rd graders.
University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says. School officials' actions make UNC-Chapel Hill look like a bully, and they will make others hesitant to come forward, the...
March 24th, 2014
Written by Kimberly Hefling - AP Education Writer in National Collegiate Dialogue with 43 Comments
"It is clear that the United States has a great distance to go to meet our goal of providing opportunities for every student to succeed," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that black children have the right to the same education as their white peers. But civil rights data released Friday by the Education Department reflect an education system rife with inequities for blacks and other minority students and those with disabilities. Minority students are less likely to have access to advanced math and science classes and...
March 21st, 2014
Written by Kyle Hightower - Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 33 Comments
The NCAA recently voted to institute stricter policies with regards to Academic Progress Rate (APR) performance and postseason participation. The new legislation will require teams to have a four-year APR above 930 to qualify for postseason participation the following year.
The University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport said in its report this week that eight teams that made the 2014 men's bracket fall below the NCAA-mandated Academic Progress Rate score of 930, equivalent to a 50 percent graduation rate. Last year six teams didn't reach that benchmark. An annual study of the schools in the men's NCAA tournament shows a slight...
March 21st, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 27 Comments
A survey of the University of California reveals that a large percentage of students, staff and faculty feels some form of discrimination.
Nearly one-quarter of University of California students, staff and faculty members say they have felt excluded, intimidated or on the receiving end of hostile or offensive behavior while at school or work, according to results from a survey released Wednesday. The survey represents the public college system's most comprehensive attempt to date to gauge the climate at its 10 campuses and major off...


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