Defending Free Tuition in the Big Apple

Defending Free Tuition in the Big Apple

In May, students and professors at Cooper Union — an art, architecture, and engineering college in New York City — filed a lawsuit against the school’s Board of Trustees. Known as the Committee to Save Cooper Union, the group is pursuing legal action after the...
Backsliding on Educational Equality

Backsliding on Educational Equality

I believe that landmark Supreme Court rulings like Brown v. Board of Education gave me a better chance to get a great education and to reach my potential. And I am very thankful for everything Civil Rights leaders accomplished — big and small. Their struggle made it...
Supremely Mistaken about Affirmative Action

Supremely Mistaken about Affirmative Action

In a disturbingly lopsided 6-2 vote, the United States Supreme Court once again became a willing accomplice in the recent onslaught of attacks on 60 years of civil rights progress. Less than a year after it effectively dismantled the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the...
Apartheid America

Apartheid America

What do you think when you hear the word “apartheid”? For most folks, it evokes images of Nelson Mandela’s fight to integrate South Africa in the face of extreme racial segregation and brutal violence. Maybe it’s a word you associate with the...
Brown’s Bittersweet Legacy

Brown’s Bittersweet Legacy

What a bittersweet 60th anniversary: On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling declared “separate but equal” school systems inherently unconstitutional. After making great progress toward integrating public...
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