African Americans

Duke University administrator accused of getting two employees fired in racially tinged incident

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After a Duke University administrator complained about rap music being played at a campus coffee shop, two baristas working their shifts were let go, inspiring campus -- and national -- ire.

Trump signs HBCU executive order as campus leaders meet with congressional Republicans

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New executive order moves HBCU initiative into White House but otherwise doesn't depart significantly from previous executive orders on historically black colleges.

Yale will reconsider keeping John Calhoun's name on residential college

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Reversal follows criticism of decision three months ago to keep name of a residential college, seen by many as an honor for notorious racist and defender of slavery. University also will remove stained-glass windows.

U of Connecticut creates new living-learning center for black male students

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UConn creates new living and learning space for African-American male students. Some see overdue attention to this group's needs. Others see segregation.

Study shows rise in graduation rates doesn't always benefit minorities

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Education Trust study finds as institutions' completion rates rise generally, minority students sometimes fall farther behind.

Claremont McKenna dean resigns amid protests over race

Claremont McKenna dean of students resigns amid protests over comments on race and campus climate.

Racial microaggressions on campus at center of new film

The movie "Dear White People" is "a satire about being a black face in a white place." Does it accurately portray race relations on mostly white campuses?

Community college that serves Ferguson, Mo., has high aspirations -- but low graduation rates

The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out.

UNCF receives $25m from Koch brothers, prompting praise and anger

Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.

3 white students at San Jose State charged with tormenting black roommate

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Authorities charge 3 white students with tormenting their black roommate for months, prompting significant campus anger. Incident comes amid tensions about race at several campuses.

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