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Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Ties to Slavery and White Supremacy

Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Ties to Slavery and White Supremacy

The move prompted a Fox News personality to quit his position at the university.

Columbia University Examines Ties to Slavery

Columbia University Examines Ties to Slavery

"From the outset, slavery was intertwined with the life of the college," writes a Columbia University history professor.

107-Year-Old Black Woman, Daughter of Slaves, Ready to Vote

107-Year-Old Black Woman, Daughter of Slaves, Ready to Vote

South Carolina resident Donella Wilson has voted in every national and local election since 1948.

Inspired by Family’s Civil Rights Legacy, Sandra Evers-Manly Launches ‘Films with a Purpose’

DiversityInc talks with Northrop Grumman’s Evers-Manly about her quest to fund films with positive images of Blacks, like Satie Gossett’s buzzworthy film on slavery “Forgiveness.”

Ava DuVernay's '13th' Makes Comparison Between Slavery, Mass Incarceration

Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Makes Comparison Between Slavery, Mass Incarceration

Along with analyzing the state of the criminal justice system, the documentary takes a look at what "Make America Great Again" really means.

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of Slaves

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of 272 Slaves it Sold

Student activism has led to Georgetown University taking steps to rectify its historic ties to the enslavement of African Americans.

Lynching museum

Thousands of Lynching Victims Honored in First of its Kind Museum

"The smog created by that history of racial inequality continues to compromise our health."


Slavery Wasn’t Really That Bad for Some Slaves, Says Fox News’ O’Reilly

In his need to correct First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill O’Reilly said some slaves “were well-fed and had decent lodgings.”

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

A university official told DiversityInc Donovan Livingston “shared an important and urgent message in a powerful way.”

Darker President Obama Pictures Make White People Feel Threatened

A Stanford University study shows "racially-threatened whites motivated to restore the symbolic status of whites in America." " surprising if you think of the Tea Party as a sort of historical bridge to the Trump candidacy," said a Stanford professor.

Harriet Tubman to Change the Face of U.S. Currency

Tubman to replace former President Andrew Jackson as the featured image of the $20 bill; some say it’s a bad idea.

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

The movement Royall Must Fall helped put the wheels in motion.

School Board Bans ‘White Guilt’ Video Shown for Black History Month

There's now outrage in Virginia over an educational video on inequality that has been shown nationally for years.

Frederick Douglass: A Believer in the Social Power of Photography

“Douglass, I think, would have championed the use of cell-phone photography as a tool for social reform,” Harvard Professor John Stauffer told DiversityInc.

Scholastic Shelves ‘Smiling Slaves’ Picture Book

Under pressure, the publishing giant ditches published children’s book about George Washington’s enslaved cook.

Yale Students: Remove Slavery Advocate’s Name

Petition gets more than 9,000 signatures to change name of Yale’s Calhoun College due to “legacy of racism and blood.”

Huckabee Supports Slavery

GOP candidate calls slavery “the best way” to punish poor criminals.

Mom Outraged by ‘Slave Cuff’ for Toy Figurine

A California mother finds a "racist" figurine of a former slave when assembling toy set.

McGraw-Hill CEO Apologizes for Textbook ‘Mistake’ on Slavery

A lack of diversity in reviewers causes backlash for publishing company.

‘Slave Trade’ Video Game Sparks Backlash

CEO of video game developing company says controversial game is a teaching tool.

NY Times Exec Editor Regrets Use of ‘Slave Mistress’ in Bond Obit

Executive Editor Dean Baquet says the ‘archaic phrase’ should not have been used.

Ben Affleck Apologizes for Telling PBS Not to Mention Slave-Owning Ancestor

A leaked email exchange published on WikiLeaks discusses Ben Affleck not wanting his slave-owning ancestor mentioned when his genealogy was discussed on a PBS documentary series.

NYPD Commissioner Says Police Caused ‘Worst Parts of Black History’

During a Black History Month event, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton discussed the negative history of police and Blacks. Unfortunately, that legacy may be continuing today.