Topic | school segregation

Segregation in Education: Reading Between the Lines

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According to the national civil rights organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, students in the U.S. continue to attend schools organized by race. 69.9% of Asian American students, 85.2% of Black students, and 88.1% of Latino students attend schools that are majority non-white. Meanwhile, 29.7%, or less than a third, of white students attend majority non-white […]

Still Dreaming About Jobs and Freedom

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The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is probably best remembered today for Martin Luther King, Jr’s march address, “I Have A Dream.” That speech, along with dramatic media accounts of black struggle inspired a generation to take action, including LGBT activists, feminists, immigration reform advocates, and anti-imperialists, each of whom would also make […]

And the Supreme Court Punted…

In the continuing drama surrounding the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the suit challenging Texas’s race conscious college admissions policy, the Supreme Court punted. In a 7-1 decision, SCOTUS decided against the University of Texas, but also put off deciding on the constitutionality of affirmative action. Instead, SCOTUS decided the lower court failed […]

Johnson: The Movie

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I just returned from a week of vacation. That means I’m just catching up on the Oscars. I was surprised to return to find that Lincoln didn’t do as well as many entertainment media pundits predicted. After all, even the likes of Senator Barbara Boxer claim to have seen it twice, and once in a […]

Whitewashing History at the Democratic National Convention

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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the word whitewash as, to gloss over or cover up (as vices or crimes), or to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data.   I got to thinking about whitewash, and whitewashing history in particular, during the Democratic National Convention. At the convention, a whole lot […]