Topic: Race

Overhaul the Justice System Because the Demand for Justice is Failing Black Women

Dec. 9, 2014
Overhaul the Justice System Because the Demand for Justice is Failing Black Women

When pundits and black leaders bemoaned the irony that a Ferguson grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson on the same day that slain civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, few noted another c

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Black Women are Already Dead in America

Sept. 19, 2014
Black Women are Already Dead in America

A mix of outrage, horror and despair probably best describes many people's responses to the recent coverage of and reactions to the violent assault of black women. It raises questions about how race may have factored in.

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"The Making of 'Gone With The Wind'" Exhibition Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes on 75th Anniversary of Classic Film

June 10, 2014

UT Austin Offers Experts on Civil Rights for the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

April 3, 2014

Experts from across multiple disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin are available to speak with the media on topics related to the the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8-10. (The list below is also available as a pdf.) Media seeking information on covering the summit should visit the press page of the summit website.

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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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