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Education Dept. Safety Report Recommends Ending Discipline Policies That Protect Students Of Color


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A federal commission headed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a long-awaited school safety report today that recommends, among other things, that the Department of Education abandon Obama-era policies aimed at protecting children of color from excessive discipline in school. The 177-page report says that disciplinary decisions should be left to classroom teachers and local administrators who should not have to follow guidance issued by the federal government.

Under President Obama, in 2014 the administration put districts on notice that they could be in violation of federal civil rights law if students of color were suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined at higher rates than white students….

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Students and Faculty at American University Call for “Minority Only” Spaces


Students and faculty are calling for “minority only” spaces at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. Supporters of the proposed spaces believe that they will somehow foster diversity on the campus following a year of racial tensions.

Diversity through exclusion: The strategy seems antithetical to itself, but then again, so does much of leftist thought.

An incident first reported in May of 2017, in which bananas with racist messages written on them were found hanging from trees on the campus, triggered the alleged racial tension which is said to exist on the campus. 

In response to the incident, American University created the Hub for Organizing Multiculturalism and Equity (HOME), which is meant to be a place where students of any ethnic or racial background “can just come…

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African American Students, Faculty Aim to Make UM More Inclusive


Story contributed by broadcast journalism students Gracie Snyder, Sarah Liese and Lauren Conly

Since the integration of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi, conversations about race have become a hot topic for students and faculty. Today, Ole Miss still grapples with its controversial past and how to provide an inclusive environment for all students.

Alexandria White, interim director of the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement acknowledged that the university’s historic past can be used as a learning tool.

“I think you do not ever forget about the past,” White said. “You look at the past—what can we learn from it, how have we changed from it, and what can we do to go forward and prosper.”

James Meredith’s statue faces a pillar with words on all four…

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Duke students react to decision to rename Carr building




DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – On Saturday the Duke…

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A network opportunity for the future of young African American students


DAVENPORT, Iowa – Young African American male students in the area got the chance to mingle with  business leaders of the Quad Cities.

The Embrace Race Luncheon hosted by Estes construction was today.
The 90 min discussion and lunch was  an effort to show similarities between adults and students.
The students were from Hayes Elementary School in Davenport.
Businesses also donated $150 dollars for a chance to get a seat at the lunch. 
The organizer of the event says they hope to inspire the future of the Quad Cities. 

” Let the boys understand what they provide for the community and what the companies do for the community really as a way to keep the talent here. To develop skills here and to keep continually growing our community,” says community organizer, Tracy White, 

All…

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West African dance trio performs for Dallas Elementary School students


DALLAS — Students, faculty members and administrators at Dallas Elementary School experienced the dance and sounds of Africa during a PTO-sponsored event on Nov. 21.

Fakoli Dance & Drum of West Africa, made up of three brothers, entertained and taught 500 elementary students about what life is like growing up in the African culture.

Led by eldest brother, 45-year-old Fode Sissoko, brothers Renald St-Juste, 41, and Solomon Mason, 23, played drums, danced, and taught important facts about their native country.

Sissoko, from Senegal, Africa, served as spokesman for the trio, played drums and danced for the audience. St-Juste performed on the drums while Mason walked on stilts throughout the students. Dressed in native clothing, the trio performed several drum tunes…

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