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Transgender People Reject Bigoted Policy​, Say They #WontBeErased​

The Trump administration proposes that government agencies should define sex as "a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth."

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#WontBeErased hashtag erupted hours after The New York Times reported the Trump administration's push via a memo for a new legal definition of gender, which would essentially eradicate the estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a different gender than the one assigned assigned at birth.

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As the school year begins in Texas, it's estimated that 350,000 students, mostly Latino and Black, with disabilities will go without the support necessary for a proper education.

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Four Black Women Just Made History at Harvard University

For the first time in the 382-year history of Harvard University, four Black women have been selected to lead academic departments.

Two years ago, there wasn't a single Black woman heading any of the 14 schools at Harvard University. And now, in 2018, a total of four Black women will be leading faculty departments as Deans for the first time in the 382-year history of the institution.

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LeBron James Says 'Trump Uses Sports to Divide Us'

The sports star candidly shared his thoughts on Trump's tactics and what it means to be Black in America.

After celebrating the opening of his STEM-based I Promise School for at-risk youth, LeBron James took direct shots at President Trump's leadership while speaking with CNN's Don Lemon.

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LeBron James Opens 'I Promise School' for Underprivileged Children

The athlete aims to provide for Ohio, where Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education seem to fail.

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LeBron James refuses to allow society to box him into being solely an athlete. Knowing first-hand what it means to overcome adversity at an early age, the L.A. Lakers' newest star has found the ultimate way to give back to his hometown by opening the "I Promise School."

If we were to break this down from the perspective of team ability, it's fair to say that James and his partnership with Akron Public Schools are currently starters, while Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education are second string.

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Not much has changed in the way our schools are disciplining minority students.

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Trump Administration to be Investigated for Weakening Civil Rights Enforcement

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights expressed its "grave concerns" about messages coming from the Trump administration.

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In a majority decision made by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, President Donald Trump's administration will be investigated for proposing cuts that will lead to a "dangerous reduction" of civil rights enforcement.

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LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

The Education Department "is not going to be issuing decrees" on civil rights, according to DeVos.

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Rights for LGBT people have been a cause for concern under the Trump administration. And on Tuesday, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos created more uncertainty, to say the least, when she refused to say LGBT students would be protected from discrimination at private schools.

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HBCU Funding Unconstitutional, Trump Suggests

A White House statement has left HBCU supporters questioning if the president's support for HBCUs was in fact just a photo op.

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A statement from the White House over the weekend suggested that a certain financial program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) may be unconstitutional — an implication that has raised concerns among supporters and leaders of HBCUs.

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Proposed Education Budget Does Not Increase Funds for HBCUs

HBCUs and Pell grants will receive no additional funding, will Pell grants in fact losing their reserve funding entirely.

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The Trump administration's newly proposed budget did not include an increase in funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and will take money away from and eliminate programs that help disadvantaged students.

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Fear, Uncertainty Loom for Disabled Community Under Trump

The positions and past histories of Cabinet members leading the administration indicate a hostile environment for people with disabilities.

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People with disabilities are becoming increasing fearful of what life will look like under the new Trump administration, whose positions and proposed polices range from outright disregard for the disabled community to a reversion of significant advances made over recent decades.

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Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

Students of color and with disabilities are more likely to be suspended and/or physically restrained than white or able-bodied students, according to Education Department findings.

Academically challenging classes, experienced teachers and moderate disciplinary policies are housed in affluent white school districts, leaving minorities on the fringe, according to a U.S. Department of Education survey.

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