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    The University of Michigan-Dearborn issued an apology Wednesday for creating segregated online student "cafes," one for White people and another for people of color, that it says were intended to promote discussions about race and diversity. A statement by the university near Detroit came after two virtual "cafe" events were held Tuesday, with one advertised as a "non-POC Cafe" for...
    The University of Michigan-Dearborn said it regretted the terms used to describe two race-themed virtual student events on Tuesday and hadn’t intended to be “exclusionary.” The university’s Center For Social Justice and Inclusion hosted two online cafes, one for “students that do not identify as persons of color” and the other for “Black, Indigenous & People of Color,” according to...
    The The University of Michigan-Dearborn apologized for organizing a virtual cafe event for students that was segregated by race after public outcry and ridicule. The two cafes were divided for students that were "non-people of color" and those that were "Black, indigenous and people of color." The zoom videoconference was organized by the university's...
    The University of Michigan-Dearborn expressed regret on Wednesday after its Instagram account appeared to encourage students to segregate themselves for discussions about race and current events. The post identified one "cafe," or virtual discussion group, as being specifically for White people, leading to accusations of racism online. Adeb A. Ayoub, who serves as Legal and Policy Director at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee,...
    “It’s something students are definitely going to want to talk about when they come back to school,” Samantha Garrett told me while schools were closed for the summer in Milwaukee, and the community was grappling with the uncertainty of how the district would reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. But the “it” Garrett referred to in this case was not the disease. It...
    More than 65 years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling integrated schools in the United States, students of color are still facing many of the same issues when it comes to their education. Though the 1954 Brown v. The Board of Education decision marked a special moment for students and educators, it still failed to address how racism harms education...
    By ELIZABETH SHOCKMAN, Minnesota Public Radio News ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Areli Cardoso does not want to send her 11-year-old son, Carlos Sanchez, back to in-person classes in Minneapolis this fall. But she’s not eager to go back to distance learning, either. Most of what she remembers from the school shutdown that began in March is the stress and...
    Karen Calloway, principal of Kenwood Academy in Chicago, poses Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a portrait outside the Hyde Park neighborhood campus. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice...
    DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support for alternative programs, which plays...
    By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support...
              Dr. Carol M. Swain appeared on Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle with Laura Ingraham on Friday to discuss the lowering of traditional grammar standards for college students of color. (George W. Bush clip plays) Instead of separate but equal there is separate and forgotten. I will confront another former bias. The soft bigotry...
    The Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations released Wednesday state that, if Biden wins the presidency, public schools will likely return to the Obama-era policy of leniency for unacceptable behavior by “children of color.” The Juvenile Justice Reform section of the document (page 61) recommends schools be instructed to end the “school-to-prison pipeline” by stopping “the practice of arresting...
    The state of Washington’s school district planning guide for reopening public schools gives an example of a possible “phased-in opening” in which “students furthest from educational justice,” would be given priority to have face-to-face instruction, a category that includes “students of color.” In its newly released planning guide, titled “Reopening Washington Schools 2020,” the state’s reopening workgroup described on page 31...
    Joe Biden told members of the National Education Association’s (NEA) representative assembly that the longer schools remain closed due to the coronavirus, the more low-income “children of color” will suffer learning losses. However, that message may not have been what many teachers would have liked to hear since it has been teachers’ union leaders and their members who have condemned...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials at a Twin Cities high school say a teacher has been placed on administrative leave after students posted an alleged video of him using a racial slur in class. District 622, which includes North High School in North St. Paul, said Sunday that an investigation is underway and that racism will not be tolerated. The...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Aaron Barnette The COVID-19 pandemic and the long-overdue outcry against police brutality have disrupted the lives of New York City’s children and are rapidly turning existing issues of inequity into dire crises. Students of color are the most likely to...
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