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Stories with subject: Social diversity
  • SC judge who wrote separate not equal honored 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:31 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging separate but equal decades after the policy was declared the law by the U.S. Supreme Court was morally right and historically gutsy.

  • Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:54 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

  • Wisconsin seeks answer to student achievement gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:21 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin had the worst achievement gap between black and white students among states last year, and officials shouldered the blame Wednesday while putting the onus on teachers to address the issue.

  • State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's private school tuition program.

  • English soccer is now without a black coach 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:20 pm
  • LONDON - Norwich didn't fire Chris Hughton because he's black. The English soccer club fired him because it is petrified of dropping out of the Premier League and losing millions in revenue.

  • Court OKs 2 Tangipahoa Schools projects 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:38 am
  • HAMMOND, Louisiana - A federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa's longstanding school desegregation case has OKd two capital projects sought by the parish School Board.

  • Judge who first wrote separate is not equal lauded 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:14 am
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - In a little-known chapter of American history, a federal judge who was the son of a Confederate soldier and presided in the city where the Civil War began was the first judge in the nation to write that segregated schools are unequal schools since separate but equal became the law of the land.

  • Judge addresses issues in desegregation case 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:29 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge says a panel that reviews magnet school programs for three central Arkansas school districts involved in a long-running desegregation battle will cease to exist this summer.

  • IOC commission surveys Tokyo 2020 Olympic plans 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:52 am
  • TOKYO - IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said they were impressed with preparations for the games and inclusion of women on the board.

  • Appeals court wants more on desegregation case 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:52 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland, Mississippi, school system.

  • Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:30 am
  • DETROIT - The leader of the Peace Corps elaborated on the group's plans to simplify the application process for prospective volunteers and to expand and further diversify the applicant pool during a speech Wednesday at the Michigan university where the agency traces its roots.

  • Report: NY schools are most racially segregated 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:54 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • U.Va. president seeks more diverse student body 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:06 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan wants a more diverse student body, so she's writing to 80 high school principals in low-income areas of the state.

  • Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 7:26 pm
  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson is bringing a strategy borrowed from the traditional civil rights era playbook to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.

  • UC survey reveals attitudes on campus diversity 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:04 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly one-quarter of University of California students, staff and faculty members say they have felt excluded, intimidated or on the receiving end of hostile or offensive behavior while at school or work, according to results from a survey released Wednesday. The survey represents the public college system's most comprehensive attempt to date to gauge the climate at its 10 campuses and major off-campus offices.

  • Clarification: NCAA Tourney Study story 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 4:21 pm
  • ORLANDO, Florida - In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that Connecticut was one of eight schools in this year's NCAA tournament field with an APR score that would be subject to NCAA-imposed sanctions that could keep them from postseason play. UConn's four-year APR in basketball is currently 897. But for the 2011-12 reporting year - which was issued this past June - it was 947. Its APR for 2010-11 was 978. That gives the basketball program a two-year average of 962.5, which made them eligible for this year's tournament.

  • NYC fire department settles discrimination lawsuit 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 6:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - About 1,500 minorities who took New York City fire department entrance exams that were found to be biased will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million, a black firefighters' group that had sued the city over racial discrimination said Tuesday.

  • Democrats scrap affirmative action amendment 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 8:09 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state's higher education system.