Opinion

People of color have a new enemy: techno-racism

By Faith Karim As protesters take to the streets to fight for racial equality in the United States, experts in digital technology are quietly tackling a lesser known but related injustice. It’s called techno-racism. And while you may not have heard of

A rally is held outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the court hears the cases Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 31, 2022. The case addresses race-conscious admissions policies at the schools. (photo by Allison Shelley)

Troubled by the end of affirmative action? Support HBCUs

By Rochelle Ford, President of Dillard University It has been nearly one week since the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings to end affirmative action and cancel the student loan debt forgiveness program. The eerie symphony of 62 years of progress being undone has us still reeling across this country. Yet, the consistent light remains Historically Black Colleges and

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National Urban League says the state of Black America is grim

By The Associated Press The National Urban League released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and its findings are grim. This year’s Equality Index shows Black people still get only 73.9 percent of the American pie white people enjoy. While Black people have made economic and health gains, they’ve slipped

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University Library: Gifted Black Girl uses Laptop, Writes Notes for the Paper, Essay, Study for Class Assignment. Diverse Multi-Ethnic Group of Students Learning, Studying for Exams, Talk in College
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Black borrowers liken student loan debt to ‘Jim Crow’ saying it deepens racial inequality, new study finds

By Nicquel Terry Ellis, Black borrowers say policymakers have ignored the racial and economic evidence of inequality in student loan debt with the majority insisting that canceling all student debt is the best solution to the crisis, according to a new report released Wednesday by The Education Trust. The report, which focuses on the perspectives and life experiences

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Sept. 16, 2021; South Bend, IN, USA; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in South Bend. The associate justice gave the university's Tocqueville Lecture for an event presented by the Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government. Mandatory Credit: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via USA TODAY NETWORK
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Justice Clarence Thomas says judges are ‘asking for trouble’ when they wade into politics

By Ariane de Vogue, On the verge of a new term in which the Supreme Court will wade back into the culture wars, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected Thursday on the role of the judiciary and warned against judges weighing in on controversial issues that he said are better left to other areas of government. “When we begin

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