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Experts Debate Race-Based College Admissions

Two experts in educational inequality exchanged diverging opinions on race-based affirmative action in the college admissions process at a forum at the Graduate School of Education on Thursday. The forum, titled “The End of Race-Based College Admissions,” featured Sheryll D. Cashin, an alumna of the Law School and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and Richard J. Rothstein ’63, a visiting scho ...

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Dr. Norma White Recipient of State Education Award

The Florida Education Association honored Dr. Norma Solomon White with the Mary McCloud Bethune Human Relations in Education Award at their annual State Convention. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the promotion of human and civil rights in furthering an understanding of and appreciation for the heritage of minorities and women; developing public aw ...

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Ferguson Top of Mind but Congressional Black Caucus Talks Up Its New Website

Some reporters ask Congressional leaders to address tough issue of police/community relations by Burney Simpson Staff ReporterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisA press conference on Wednesday at the Congressional Black Caucus44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, announcing a communications project instead raised issues that face the organization as the nation continues to react  to this summer’s ...

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US Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

By Ryan Gorman U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly stepping down. Holder, the country's first African-American AG, will make the announcement Thursday, NPR is reporting, after five and a half years in the role. The 63-year-old will remain with the Justice Department until his successor is named, but has been "adamant" about his departure, a source told NPR. The final decision was reportedly Hold ...

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