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Supreme Court Ruling Upholds State Ban on Affirmative Action

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The Supreme Court expressed its stance on affirmative action Tuesday, ruling that the decision to consider race in college admissions rests solely in the hands of state legislatures. Following Michigan’s statewide, voter-approved ban on affirmative action in 2006, the 6-2 decision upheld the states’ right to eliminate racial preferences from the college application process. Speaking on behalf of the court …

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The Colbert Family Responds to the Interracial Cheerios Commercial

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Hours before the Superbowl, I got the chance to sit down with the Colbert family and hear their thoughts concerning the racial controversy that surrounded, and perhaps even eclipsed, their six-year-old daughter’s first acting job in a Cheerios commercial as the child of a bi-racial couple. With a sequel commercial aired during the Superbowl, the issue of interracial couples is …

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President Obama Acknowledges ‘Young Men of Color’ in 2014 State of the Union Address

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This past Tuesday, President Barrack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address informing Americans of the current state of the nation. Here he outlined his hopes and anticipations going into the new year. Inequality, among other things, was a prominent theme in the President’s speech. He addressed the growing economic gap between rich and poor, as well as the …