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Anti-Racism Ideally Helps The Median And Vice Versa

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was an effort to put some teeth behind the 15th Amendment to the constitution.  Unfortunately, the 15th amendment was ignored for the first 95 years after it was passed, particularly in the South, so

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Racism and The Achievement Gap

This summer, the entire Bluffton University faculty is reading a Ken Bain book as a focus for meetings about improving our teaching, and it has some sections that are relevant to the Bluffton civic engagement theme I mentioned in my

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Affirmative Action and Trayvon Martin

I find Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ writings about racism to be thoughtful and a useful perspective.  I was surprised to read how sanguine he is about the Trayvon Martin verdict.  I don’t know what we can do about racism and racial profiling

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Race Vs. Class At College

David Leonhard found that elite colleges have very little economic diversity.  At elite schools, only a little over 10% of the student body comes from families below the median. William Bowen, …was a co-author of a study several years ago that found

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