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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April 21st, 2014
Written by Jeff Amy in National Collegiate Dialogue with 38 Comments
Sigma Phi Epsilon closed its chapter at Ole Miss after three of its members were accused of racist behavior.
A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time. The university announced Thursday that the national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon, based in Richmond, Va., had closed its Ole Miss chapter. Besides the...
April 21st, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 41 Comments
San Jose State University has issued a set of recommendations on how to improve safety and diversity on campus.
A committee formed at San Jose State University after a black student said his white roommates racially harassed and tortured him has issued a set of recommendations to the school on how it can improve safety and diversity on campus. Some of the recommendations made by the Special Task Force on Racial Discrimination in its final report issued Friday are that the university should: provide...
April 17th, 2014
Written by Michael J. Mishak in National Collegiate Dialogue with 15 Comments
This Jan. 29, 2014 file photo shows former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaking in Hollywood, Fla. With three little words, Bush set off a fury that serves as a potent reminder of how difficult the immigration issue remains for the potential presidential contender and the GOP. Bush, the Republican establishment's preferred White House hopeful, described illegal immigration as an “act of love” by people hoping to provide for their families. The backlash from his own party was swift and stinging.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son and brother of former presidents and a favorite of the Republican establishment to run for president in 2016, set off a fury this week with conciliatory remarks on immigration that served as a potent reminder of how vexing the issue remains for his possible White House ambitions and the party itself ahead of this year's congressional elections. Bush, who married...
April 17th, 2014
Written by Phillip Elliott - Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 20 Comments
The United States Congress has still be unsuccessful in passing a meaningful immigration reform bill for the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally.
An overhaul to the broken U.S. immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel's comments are in line with those from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, in which she blamed racial issues for Republicans' failure...
April 4th, 2014
Written by Jack Elliott Jr. - Associated Press in National Collegiate Dialogue with 34 Comments
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is asking a Mississippi judge to explain the reasons for adopting a freedom of choice plan, and to explain how such a plan will desegregate the school system.
A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland, Miss., school system. The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford, Miss., erred in ordering the Cleveland public schools to adopt a "freedom-of-choice" desegregation...


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