In the News
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Below are some older articles of interest.
Week of May 28
Florida: 73 Percent Who Shoot Blacks and Use ‘Stand Your Ground’ Walk, By Jorge Rivas, Colorlines
Students occupy UCLA to demand admission of more minorities, Los Angeles Times
Refereeing the Players, and Racism, New York Times
Week of May 21
Study: 2,000 convicted then exonerated in 23 years”, Pete Yost, Associated Press
New controversy over ‘stand your ground’ case in Jacksonville, Orlando Sentinel
Oregon bans Native American school mascots, images, CNN Wire Staff
Week of May 14
Shooting Targets Resembling Trayvon Martin Sold Online, Barbara Liston, Reuters
Poverty’s Poster Child, Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times
Convicted defendants left uninformed of forensic flaws found by Justice Dept., Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post
I went to some of D.C.’s better schools. I was still unprepared for college, By Darryl Robinson, Washington Post
North Carolina judge vacates death penalty under racial justice law, By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
After Trayvon, Congress Takes Up Racial Profiling, By Carrie Johnson, NPR
Race, Tragedy and Outrage Collide After a Shot in Florida, New York Times
Ariz. sheriff faces crossroads in civil rights case, By Jacques Billeaud, USA Today
Race: It’s gotten personal for Obama, By Erin Aubry Kaplan, LA Times
When it comes to kids and race, CNN study asks: Is what you see what you get?, By Dave Schechter, CNN
Trayvon Martin killing raises loaded racial terms, By Ruben Navarrette Jr., CNN
Racial Lens Used to Cull Curriculum in Arizona, By Michael Winerip, New York Times
Once-burgeoning Latino population growth rate dips in many U.S. cities, By Don Lee and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
As Black as We Wish to Be, By Thomas Chatterton Williams, New York Times
Demand justice in Florida teen’s slaying, By Roland Martin, CNN
Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller Galvanizes the Debate, By Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times
Report: Minority students face harsher punishments, By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
Civil Rights Data Show Retention Disparities, By Caralee J. Adams, Erik W. Robelen and Nirvi Shah, Education Week
Jeremy Lin Forces National Discussion on Asian Americans, By Stuart Leung, Asian Week
A Road Trip In Search Of America’s Lost Languages, National Public Radio
Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry, By Adam Liptik, New York Times
Editorial: Viral at GHS, Gainesville Sun
Chen case: Asian-American soldiers endure bias, Associated Press (via Wall Street Journal Online)
The first Native American saint, Montreal Gazette
Ojibwe Writer Seeks Out The Beauty Of ‘Rez Life’, National Public Radio
Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry, By Adam Liptak, New York Times
Editorial: Viral at GHS, Gainesville Sun
Asian-Americans Rejoice as Lin Smashes Stereotypes, Jesse Washington, Associated Press
Chen case: Asian-American soldiers endure bias, Associated Press
The first Native American saint, The Montreal Gazette
Noted US Latino scholar ‘forgotten’ in birthplace, By Russell Contreras, Mercury News
Hispanic Academics Receive National Humanities Medal, Latin American Heritage Tribune
A Week in the Life of the Stereotypical Indian, By Vincent Moore, Indian Country Today Media Network
Latinos in the 2012 Election: Florida, Pew Research Center
Thousands Sterilized, a State Weighs Restitution, New York Times
Racial Justice in Britain on Trial, New York Times
Why Anthropology?, By John H. Moore, The Gainesville Sun
The Definitive Guide to Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far), Wall Street Journal Community.
On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan, By Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith, New York Times Opinion Pages.
‘Diversity bake sale’ at UC Berkeley stirs criticism, Los Angeles Times Blog.
Lawyers: Death penalty tainted by racism, United Press International.
The Life and Legacy of Stetson Kennedy, The Takeaway.
Ontario attempts to rid prisons of racism after landmark human-rights case, By: Linda Nguyen, Postmedia News.
No Cause for Marijuana Case, but enough for child Neglect, (August 17, 2011) Mosi Secret, New York Times.
Jezebels, Welfare Queens—And Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms, By: Julianne Hing, Colorlines.com.
Dominicans in Denial: In visiting the Dominican Republic, The Root’s editor-in-chief discovers that its citizens claim they’re anything but black. By: Henry Louis Gates Jr, TheRoot.com.