Archive of 2012 March

What’s Missing from the Conversation?: The Trayvon Martin Shooting and Race

on March 27th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

Yesterday morning as I prepared for work, I heard someone speak about the February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin stating that he should have stayed with his father on that fateful night.  Last week, in the first public interview of Martin’s parents, on The Today Show, one of Matt Lauer’s…

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HB2281 and the Arizona Politics of Fear

on March 16th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power. –John Steinbeck What seems like a staunchly anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant saturated Arizona agenda has now irrevocably seeped into the state’s education system, risking the success of its many Mexican students. The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) was denied reinstatement…

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High School Civil Rights Trip

on March 14th, 2012 in Blog by | No Comments

Our friends at the FasTrac program are spending their Spring Break on a trip that them from Iowa City, IA to Memphis, TN, Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, AL, and Atlanta, GA. They started a blog so they can share their experiences as they progress through their Civil Rights Tour. It’s…

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Policy Institute on Race and Education

on March 1st, 2012 in Racial Equity by | Comments Off

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