8:24 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in case involving Michigan's affirmative action ban

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Decision isn't expected for months
Thousands are expected to gather outside Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up oral arguments over Michigan's affirmative action ban, in what court watchers nationally are calling one of the most important cases on the docket this fall.
4:31 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Confronting privilege, race and gender

Cover of Allan G. Johnson's book
Credit Allan G. Johnson

Author Allan Johnson says says privilege is at the heart of the nation’s problems with race and gender. Johnson, who is the author of Privilege, Power and Difference, will give a public presentation on “Unraveling the Knot of Race” on Thursday, September 19th, at 5:30 p.m.

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9:37 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Program shows promise in reducing infant deaths in Kalamazoo County

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But work remains to be done to reduce infant mortality and close racial gap
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health show that from 2006 to 2010, black infants in Kalamazoo were more than five times less likely than white babies to make it to their first birthday. From 2008 to 2010, that rate was 6.4, the highest of any city in the state.
12:32 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Racial disparity grows in infant mortality

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From 2006 to 2010 infant mortality rate was five times higher for blacks in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo is literally the land of The Promise, where a child who calls this city home can attend a Michigan college for free.
3:14 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Kellogg Foundation conference promotes racial healing

Gail Christopher
Credit W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The United States may be heading toward a "post-racial" future. But organizers of a national conference later this month say race-based discrimination and inequality are still all too real. The third annual "America Healing" conference is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek. It will be held April 22-25 in Asheville, North Carolina. Last year's session was held in New Orleans.

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