Colorado Republican State Rep. Ron Hanks made a joke about lynching before defending a provision counting enslaved Africans as only three-fifths of a human being. Yes, seriously.

Public schools are not even trying to educate Black kids, many parents say.

Christine Hoffman, who is the former principal at the predominantly Black Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg, Fla, was transferred within the district after instructing teachers to segregate White students and stirring outrage among parents.

The Obama administration proposes standardized reporting of special education. The White House seeks to end racial bias in school districts.