Race

Anti-Asian messages spread at Washington University in St. Louis

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Messages posted at Washington University in St. Louis point to a problem of anti-Asian racism, which students and others say is often ignored.

Administrators, students and activists take stock three years after 2015 Missouri protests

The University of Missouri has new administrators, new policies and, leaders say, a new attitude after concerns over the racial climate in Columbia exploded in 2015. But challenges loom, and some are far from convinced enough has changed.

Washington and Lee faces unusual challenges in confronting its history

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When a college is named for two slave owners, one of whom was a Confederate hero, history is complicated. Can Washington and Lee keep its name and still be seen as welcoming to all?

Yale police called on black graduate student who was napping

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Incident adds to anger over how white people -- on campuses and in society -- view non-white people.

Study finds high school teachers have differing expectations of black and white students

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Study suggests high school teachers’ attitudes are not colorblind and influence who succeeds in higher education.

At Washington and Lee, complicated debate about Robert E. Lee

Amid renewed push against Confederate monuments, Washington and Lee University says being named after the Confederacy’s top military leader reflects institutional history. Others see idolatry.

Arrest of U of Maryland student in stabbing death of Bowie State student shakes both campuses

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White U of Maryland student, who officials say was a member of white supremacist group on Facebook, is charged in fatal stabbing of a black Bowie State student, leaving others questioning how safe they are.

Seminary apologizes for tweet of five white professors posing as gang members

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A: White religion professors, as Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary has learned.

U of Oregon suspends professor who wore blackface to party

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University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?

Dillard University stands by decision to host debate, even when David Duke is candidate

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Historically black Dillard University agreed to be site of Senate debate before it knew the candidates. Despite criticism, the president stood by the decision. Protesters disagreed.

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