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Saudi National airline denies rumors of segregating passengers

On Saturday a number of news media outlets reported that Saudi Arabia's national airline, Saudia was considering segregating men and women aboard their flights in accordance with the strict rules enforced by the kingdom.

Op-Ed: School segregation proves to be an issue even today

On Tuesday, a California court struck down state teacher tenure and seniority protections as a violation of the rights of poor and minority students. This is part of a wider issue that policymakers do not understand and are afraid to take on.

Florida school named for KKK leader finally gets a name change

Jacksonville Beach - The honoring of Civil War heroes has been a tradition in many southern states in the U.S. ever since the end of the war. With the end of segregation in the 1950s, racial attitudes changed, and society wanted those names removed from public buildings.

Op-Ed: The photo that almost got me arrested in Turkey Special

Istanbul - Turkey is in the news again as Prime Minister Erdogan continues to limit secular democracy and push his Islamist agendas. See the photo that almost got me arrested and read why I left Turkey.

Students challenge Georgia high school's racially segregated prom

Rochelle - A group of students at a south Georgia high school that still has racially segregated proms and homecomings is organizing the first-ever integrated prom in school history.

Op-Ed: Bradford's educational apartheid

Bradford - Bradford's high schools are effectively ethnically segregated. High school after high school has a pupil intake that is either almost entirely white or almost entirely of Asian origin.

Preacher's speech against gay rights comes to stunning conclusion

Springfield - This past summer, a bill that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to the Springfield Missouri's non-discrimination statutes was introduced by two members of the city's council.

Op-Ed: The Fallacy of the New Jim Crow

Jim Crow was a caricature of blacks in the old Deep South. Some people claim he has been resurrected in the age of so-called mass incarceration.

'White graduates only' reunion party sparks outrage

Louisiana’s St. Martinville Senior High School has gotten some unwanted attention this week after a reunion letter found its way online announcing an event for “white graduates only.”

Op-Ed: A conservative plea: 'Take us back to the 50's, Mitt! Please?'

It isn't very often we see a single tweet and it inspires a column. Today we celebrate the wisdom of a lady calling herself @JanC60 -- a self-described mother of four, a conservative from Colorado who "was asleep, but no longer."

Op-Ed: The Waste of Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement causes mental illness, but we use it more than we did 100 years ago. Our society can do a much better job of punishing offenders than simply locking them in isolated cages.

Pennsylvania high school mentoring program resorts to segregation

Lancaster - A Pennsylvania high school has instituted a new mentoring program for students that began with dividing the homeroom classes by race, gender and language skills, stirring a controversial debate on the historical significance of segregation in schools.

Black Angels over Tuskegee opens off-Broadway Special

New York - During WWII American soldiers went to war and risked it all for our country. But for a special unit of black men, they weren't only battling the enemy abroad; they were fighting for their right to fight. Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells the story.

Senate Apologizes for Slavery, Beating Juneteenth by a Day

Today, on June 18, 2009, the Senators of the one hundred and eleventh United States Congress, for the first time, issued a formal apology to African-Americans for the institutions of slavery and segregation.

Would an All-Black School Be the Answer to School Dropouts?

Toronto, Canada is setting up an Africentric school in September 2009 to reduce the dropout rate of minorities. But would that type of school be successful in a place like Louisiana where racial conflicts continue in some of the schools?

'Don't Act White' a Recipe for Education's Descent

John Winston declares the message kids give each other “don't act white” has put education in trouble. He says that this message causes young people to downgrade learning from early grades. He also maintains it keeps people hating each other.

Education Consent Decree Shows Equal Opportunity Failed

I attended a meeting this week at an African American church. Folks were concerned about the education consent decree. The purpose of laws against school segregation were to provide equal education. But a quick study says they haven't worked.

Natchitoches Funeral Reveals Segregation Alive and Well in Death

Barack Obama, an African American, was celebrated as the first of his race to be President of the United States. But old habits die hard, and segregation continues in some places and times, death being one of them.

Segregation of America’s Schools Has Returned

In conversation with the former principal of an elementary school in Natchitoches, Louisiana I discovered what I have observed in many parts of the country. The school is all black. Segregation has returned.

Schools Still Trying to Rid Themselves of Segregation Label

After fifty years of being considered "too white", a federal judge decided to postpone the area's landmark decision to officially desegregate the Galveston Public School District. The reason? The sole Plaintiff needed more time to collect evidence.

Hawaiian Race Issues Divide a Culture

While native Hawaiians work to maintain their ancestry and place in history, some believe "being Hawaiian" is a culture and attitude and they should be treated equally. The line has been drawn between the two, to decide who receives government aid.

White Atlanta suburbs push for secession

In the city of Atlanta, Georgia, a new proposal has come forth which has silenced all voices that cry racism is over: a proposal that would split Fulton County into two, separating Atlanta's white suburbs from some of the poorest, black neighborhoods.

Georgia courthouse displays veterans' names in 'white' and 'colored' lists

A display in a central Georgia community divides the names of 800 local veterans into two lists, marked in large type: "Whites" and "Colored."
 

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George Wallace showed his defiance of federal law by blocking desegregation in Alabama.
George Wallace showed his defiance of federal law by blocking desegregation in Alabama.
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Belle Vue Boys School  Bradford.
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.
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Signs designating rentals available for colored people were as common as signs reading whites only b...
Signs designating rentals available for colored people were as common as signs reading whites only before and during the civil rights movement.
Smithsonian Museum of American History
Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Ai...
Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Airmen - Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 Location unknown, likely Southern Italy or North Africa. Contrary to negative predictions from some quarters, a combination of pre-war experience and the personal drive of those accepted for training, far from failing, had resulted in some of the best pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nevertheless, the Tuskegee Airmen continued to have to fight racism.
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made th...
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made them illegal. www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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White Only Sign from the North Carolina Museum of History...this sign is from 1929.
White Only Sign from the North Carolina Museum of History...this sign is from 1929.
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Belle Vue Boys School  Bradford.
Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.

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