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Michigan School Forces Staff Members To Remove Rainbow Flags and Signs Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Another U.S. school system has been hit with anti-diversity initiatives forcing staff members to take down any signs or symbols showing their support for LGBTQ students. David Horak of NBC News affiliate WOOD-TV reported that “a middle school teacher in Three Rivers, Michigan, resigned after he and other teachers were…

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Parents of Detroit Student File $150-Million Racial Discrimination Suit Against School District

As a result of ongoing racism and horrific death threats within a suburban Detroit school, the parents of a Black student have decided to strike back, filing a massive $150-million lawsuit against the district on behalf of their daughter and other Black students targeted with the abuse. Corey Williams of…

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Minnesota Police Investigating Video Posted on Social Media Encouraging Teenage Black Girl To Commit Suicide

Authorities in the aptly named town of Savage, Minnesota, are investigating a hate crime involving several white teenage girls posting a racist, slur-laden video on social media encouraging one of their Black peers to take her own life. CNN’s Elizabeth Joseph and Artemis Moshtaghian reported that “in the 57-second clip,…

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Attempt To Ban Words Like ‘Woke,’ ‘Systemic Racism’ and ‘White Supremacy’ From State School Curriculum

Legislators in Wisconsin have taken the conservative battle against education on social justice and racial equality to a whole new level, attempting to not only ban teaching the concepts in the state’s schools but also proposing restrictions on using the very words to describe the concepts. The Hill’s Reid Wilson…

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Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

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Virginia School Named After Confederate Soldier Will Now Be Renamed To Honor NASA’s Legendary Black Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Sidney Lanier Middle School in Fairfax County will no longer be named after the private who served in the Confederate army. On Friday, June 4, the school announced it will now be known as Katherine Johnson Middle School — the Black NASA mathematician who, along with three other Black women,…

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4 Maryland HBCUs Awarded $577 Million Settlement in State Discrimination Case

Following a 15-year court battle, the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in a case alleging that it had discriminated against four historically Black universities and colleges, segregating and making it harder for them to compete with other nearby predominately white schools.  Bryn Stole of the Baltimore Sun has…

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Department of Education Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by LGBTQ Students Attending Religious Schools

Thirty-three students have filed a new class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that the government agency provides federal funding and support to religious schools that are then allowed to freely discriminate against LGBTQ students. The students involved in the suit say that they have faced discrimination at…