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Americans of all stripes mourn the death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH). After graduating from Case Western University (thanks to a scholarship she attributed to affirmative action efforts), Jones went on to become the first Black woman to represent Ohio in Congress.
Supporters and opponents of an initiative to ban affirmative action in Nebraska are squabbling over the ballot language.
Meanwhile, the University of Nebraska is reporting great strides in hiring a diverse faculty.
Texas is set to execute a man who didn't kill anybody -- only the 8th time since the death penalty was reinstated that a man will be put to death as an accomplice to murder.
The Justice Department is looking into whether Princeton discriminates against Asian-American applicants through its affirmative action program.
The Hampton Roads, Virginia, city council is examining switching from a at-large to a ward-based system as a way to increase social, economic, and racial diversity on the board.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) will not renew an anti-discrimination order put out by his predecessor, Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D). It's expiration leaves gay and lsbian state workers and contractors unprotected from discrimination.
Illinois civil rights activists are suing, alleging that the state's funding mechanism grossly short-changes minority school districts and gives their children an unequal education.
George E. Curry writes in the Chicago Defender about the continuing need for HBCU's. These institutions generate a disproportionate tally of Black college graduates and -- perhaps more importantly -- are willing to take chances on low to mid-range students and get them on the path to success.
Ann Friedman tries to calm the panic about how this generation of women are not sufficiently feminist.
Shenandoah Valley schools are hosting events to highlight the benefits of diversity after the racially charged murder of a Latino resident.
Corporations celebrate supplier diversity in Battle Creek, Michigan.
A federal appeals court ruled that a Tennessee school district did not violate the constitution when it banned students from wearing the Confederate flag, citing the possibility of enflaming racial tensions.
The Oklahoman: "For Oklahoma college students, diversity is a daily lesson".