Schools & Youth

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D.C. Officials Oppose Plan to Shelter Migrant Children in Nation's Capital

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser: “Washington, D.C. will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in warehouses.”

Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and policymakers to address bias and discrimination in health care.

Woman with dark hair holds protest sign against ICE that reads, "ICE: Inhuman, callous, evil."

Experts Concerned About Children Following Mississippi ICE Raid

“The trauma these students are enduring is inconceivable. The effect the raids will have on their long-term mental and emotional health is profound.”

Three colleges students with their backs to the camera wear red cap and gowns at their school graduation ceremony.

STUDY: Student Loan Debt Keeps Black and Latinx Aspiring Teachers Out of Classrooms

Meanwhile, research shows that Black students thrive in tangible ways when they have at least one teacher who looks like them.

Two young boys wth black hair have their backs to camera inside a drab, cinderblock facility.

Migrant Children Accuse Arizona Border Agents of Sexual Assault and Retaliation

Young people in a facility in Yuma, Arizona, say they were punished for speaking out against inhumane conditions.

Molly of Denali. Animation showing Native Alaskan and Black girl in a town.

3 Things to Know About New Animated Series 'Molly of Denali'

The groundbreaking PBS Kids series stars 10-year-old Alaska Native Molly.

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#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'

In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.

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WATCH: Girl Describes Conditions Inside Immigrant Detention Center

The 12-year-old says she and her 6-year-old sister were detained in deplorable conditions for nearly two weeks.

A red, white and blue sign welcomes people to the U.S. from Mexico in Brownsville, Texas, on June 25, 2018.

Judge Forces Detention Centers to Open Doors to Doctors

Health experts are expected to ensure that migrant children are living in “safe and sanitary” conditions.

Mural in San Francisco's George Washington High School depicting Black people performing manual labor.

San Francisco High School to Remove Racist Murals

The city’s school board voted unanimously to get rid of a long-standing art series that shows Black people and Native Americans in disturbing scenes alongside the school’s namesake, President George Washington.

A green and white U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sign is posted outside the U.S. Border Patrol station

Border Patrol Refuses Donations for Children in Custody

Critics say the government is letting unfair rules get in the way of doing what’s right.

Small girl with brown hair and wearing a red t-shirt sits in her mother's lap in front of a grated fence.

Here's What You Can Do Right Now to Support Detained Immigrant Children

Take these steps on behalf of the migrant children being mistreated at the southern border.

A young boy wearing a school backpack and purple t-shirt walks with a Mexican immigration agent.

Students Who Speak Indigenous Languages Disadvantaged in Schools

Migrant children are often pushed into special education classrooms due to a lack of translators and a weak infrastructure.

Woman wearing ripped blue jeans and a baseball cap stands with a group of people on the street as she holds a green sign that says, "Free the children."

READ: Asylum-Seeker Sues Gov't for Family Separation, Clears Path for Justice

Suny Rodríguez was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accused immigration officials of “extreme and outrageous” mistreatment of detainees.

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Q&A: Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Dad Who Created an App to Connect Families

Colorlines talks to Antoine Patton about Photo Patch, the app he created with his daughter after teaching himself to code behind bars.

Two rows of books, on the top there are three book covers including from left to right shout out anthology, kings queens and in-betweens, if it makes you happy. on the bottom two books including  all of us with wings and like a love story.

#ColorlinesReads: 5 LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books You'll Love

This year, celebrate Pride Month with five LGBTQ+ of color-focused titles for teens—or for yourself!

Protesters shout and raise fists outside a Flint, Michigan, municipal building.

Flint Update: Prosecutors Examine Phone And Hard Drive of Former Governor Rick Snyder

A search warrant was executed to delve into data stored on devices used by Snyder and 66 other government officials.

When They See Us: Four Black and one Latinx Man on a stage with hands linked in the air.

'When They See Us' Is a Punch to the Gut

Ava DuVernay takes the Central Park Five’s horror story to cinematically emotional heights. Get your tissue ready.

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SCOTUS to Decide if Family Can Sue Border Agent Who Killed Teen

Hernández v. Mesa asks if the border officer who killed Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.

Joseph Vaughn. Black student wears a cardiagan and stands outside with books in hand in black and white photo.

Furman University to Honor First Black Student

The school voted unanimously to erect a statue in honor of Joseph Vaughn and review its mission and vision with an eye toward inclusivity.