Racism

Black workers at universities often are left out of conversations about race and higher education

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Black workers at universities are among the most vulnerable people on campuses. But they often are left out of conversations about racial justice.

California community college alliance aims to improve racial equity in higher education

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Dozens of the state's two-year institutions join an alliance to end educational gaps and improve campus racial climates.

FIT fashion show raises questions of diversity, creativity

A controversial fashion show at the Fashion Institute of Technology that some considered racist set off a discussion about balancing creativity and sensitivity in students' work.

Campuses confront spread of 'It's OK to Be White' posters

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Over 10 days, posters have appeared at nine American campuses.

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.

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