Tag: Segregation

Trump Praises Segregationist During Boy Scouts Speech

A politically charged speech from President Donald Trump at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree included attacks on former President Barack Obama as well as a nod to a businessman who promoted segregation. The president’s words drew a firestorm of national attention and prompted a response from the organization…

HBCU Listening Sessions at White House: 'Very little listening'

Following a meeting with leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Education Secretary DeVos released a statement that raised questions about how much listening she did at the session. DeVos described HBCUs as “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” “They are living proof that when more options…

Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

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. “In general, the data shows students of color, students whose first language is not English and students with disabilities are, according…

Segregated Schools Nearly Doubled From 2000

The repeated practice of racially segregating schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years. And a new report concluded that segregating schools has negative effects on the education minority students receive. Overall, students who attend racially segregated schools are considerably less likely to be put on track to excel…

NYC Sued for Promoting Segregation

A lawsuit filed against New York City in federal court last week accuses the city of promoting racial and economic segregation through its affordable housing policies. The Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC), which filed the lawsuit, is seeking to remove an “outsider-restriction policy” requiring that 50 percent of affordable units be reserved…