Racial Disparities

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Here's How to Find Out How Racist Your Kids' School Is

Your step-by-step guide to using the Department of Education’s latest data release to uncover—and address—the racial disparities in your district.

STUDY: Despite Legalization, Blacks Arrested for Marijuana at Twice Rate of Peers

But the total number of African Americans picked up for using the drug has decreased dramatically.

Ithaca College Students and Faculty Stage Walk Out, Call for President’s Resignation

Students around the country are forcing administrators to address the racial inequality they face on campus.

STUDY: Report Explores How Institutional Racism Derails Education for Black Boys

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten: “We must do everything in our power to make sure that black lives matter in every classroom.” 

The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S., Or, Whites Own Almost Everything

The median Hispanic family’s net worth is $14,000 and the median for black families is $11,000.

New Research: White Voter Support for Fewer Prisoners Depends On Who's Locked Up

Showing them evidence of racial disparities may not motivate white people to join the cause and fight inequality, new research says.

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

The effort, if successful, could re-make college sports.