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Georgia Denies Migrants Equal Access to Higher Education

Laura Emiko Soltis and Azadeh Shahshahani Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Op-Ed asks Georgia to reconsider the educational limits it places on undocumented students. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares all people everywhere have certain inalienable rights - but not in Georgia.

Trump Asked What Minority Americans Have to Lose by Voting for Him. We Now Have a Clear Answer.

German Lopez; Andrew Prokop Vox
During the election Donald Trump made his pitch to black and Latino voters: “What do you have to lose?” Six months into his presidency, Trump is giving a very clear answer: quite a lot, actually. During the campaign Trump was clear about his commitments to rolling back racial justice and civil rights gains, fashioning his campaign on a “tough on crime” and “law and order” platform that many racial minorities recognized as a dog whistle for racist policies.

Challenging Major League Baseball's New Managerial Color Line

Dave Zirin The Nation
With zero African-American managers and only one Latino manager, baseball needs an affirmative-action policy with actual teeth. And now we are all the way back to where we started. It's time for change: a change many thought had already been achieved. Rob Manfred: You're up.

The Phenomenal Life and Legacy of Leon Letwin

Angela Davis Portside
[M]inority candidates will, with some frequency, come with unconventional political backgrounds and views as judged from majority perspectives. Regentally imposed political tests which assault the academic freedom of all will fall upon such candidates with unusual severity. (Leon Letwin's letter in defense of Angela Davis in 1969, relevant today as we defend faculty members such as Steven Salaita.)

The Case of the Black Professors Who Vanished from Brooklyn College

Ronald Howell Brooklyn Ron
The film Selma and the murders in Ferguson and New York have re-focused much discussion on civil rights and equality or lack of. Affirmative action programs - a victory from the civil rights movement - have largely been dismantled by judicial rulings. Today there is the attempt to de-fund the historically Black Colleges. In Brooklyn, the largest African American community in the country, there are new reports of 'vanishing African American professors' at Brooklyn College

Race Matters - Justice Sotomayor's Dissent

William Greider; Julianne Hing; Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The Michigan case, Judge Sonia Sotomayor explained, is simply the latest example of an old and familiar abuse of the Constitution. The white majority used its power to change the rules in the middle of the game and deprive racial minorities of a fair shot at acquiring their just political rights.
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