Topic: African American

Black Women Voters are Key for Candidates This Year

Oct. 5, 2015
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The first candidate to stand up for black women and outline some real policies for improvement may just get enough votes to be elected president. After all, black women accounted for 60 percent of all black voters in 2008 and supported Obama to the tune of 96 percent. In 2012, 98 percent of black women under age 30 voted for Obama, compared to 80 percent of young black men.

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For Men of Color, High Academic Motivation Does Not Bring Academic Success

March 17, 2014

Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly less engaged, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin report.

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Eyes on the Civil Rights Era

Feb. 14, 2014
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Photojournalists R.C. Hickman and Calvin Littlejohn documented African-American communities in Dallas and Fort Worth in the decades following World War II. See a slideshow.

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Study Shows Jim Crow-Era Segregation Persists in Texas Schools

Aug. 13, 2013

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been term

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27th Heman Sweatt Symposium to Focus on Future of Black Life in Austin

April 23, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas The University of Texas at Austin 27th Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights begins April 24 with the theme "Future of Black Life in Austin" and will include a film screening, a talkback and a panel discussion.

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