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Black, Female Harvard Students Say School Did Not Protect Them After Racist, Sexist Threats

Four first-year Harvard Law School students say that the school hasn’t taken seriously “racist taunts about affirmative action and intelligence” and “body-shaming” language, including personal insults, sent to them by another student. The messages were sent from an anonymous person, though the students told Buzzfeed News they think they know…

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Georgetown Students Vote Yes to Pay Reparations

The future of the United States recognizes policy as the way to combat racism. While many of the country’s institutions still benefit from the work of enslaved men and women and uphold the policies that continue to create wealth, health, education, and housing deficits for Blacks, Georgetown University students voted,…

D.C. Principal Busted Mocking Black Student's Sexual Assault Claim

A Washington, D.C. principal, Aqueelha James, who was caught on tape mocking a Black female freshman’s sexual assault claim, faces a lawsuit for neglecting to sufficiently investigate the allegations. A conversation between the haughty principal of Roosevelt High School and another administrator, Dean of Students Reginald Stevens, was caught on…

Texas Cut Funding for 350,000 Special Ed Students, Most are Black and Latino, Think Thats a Coincidence

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. It’s not surprising, as in March, Public School Finance Commissioner Chair and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister asked if the…

Toyota: Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science….

General Motors Hosts 'Discover Your Drive' Diversity Journalism Program

General Motors (No. 48 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) launched its second annual Discover Your Drive diversity journalism program Jan. 7-11, hosting 13 college students and nine professional journalists as mentors from across the country at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Students from diverse backgrounds participated…

D.C. High Schools Students Get an In-depth Tour of Marriott International HQ

Marriott International’s (No. 9 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) Ray Bennett, Chief Global Officer of Global Operations, and Dick Marriott, Chairman of the Board of Host Hotels, recently hosted approximately 80 students from local schools, including Woodrow Wilson High School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Ballou High School, and…

Providence College Students Await President’s Plan to Combat Racism

By Sheryl Estrada Photo of via Twitter. Providence College student organizations and the Coalition Against Racism, a faculty group, hosted a discussion about racial discrimination and racism on campus Thursday,which wasafollow-up toa 13-hour sit-in last week. More than 50 students protesting “racism and anti-Blackness” participated in a sit-in outside of…

Black Lives Matter Student Protests Around the U.S.

By Sheryl Estrada The student protests at the University of Missouri and resignation of former President Timothy Wolfe on Nov. 9 have sparked similar protests at college campuses around the country. Many students say the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew nationally following the protests of the fatal shooting of…