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University of Utah administrators are looking into two incidents: One where a Black student said they found feces spread over the door to their dorm room and, in the same building, an incident where students said they saw white students dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes. 

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Student pressure results in first steps to meaningful change.

The is one of many racial incidents at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Several students at Oklahoma State University have protested after two photos of their peers in Blackface went viral. A student group is also promoting a "love and unity" message on campus.

Princeton University has pulled the men's swim and diving team for the rest of the season Thursday after discovering several messages that were "racist, vulgar and offensive."

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Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]

Texas A&M officials apologized to black and Latino high school students who were racially taunted while touring the campus. Meanwhile, the university's students have launched a letter writing campaign to say the incident doesn't reflect the school's character.

A sit-in orchestrated by students at Providence College in Rhode Island ended late Tuesday night after a deal was struck with school leaders on how to address allegations of racism on campus. About 50 students occupied a space outside of President Brian J. Shanley‘s office for 13 hours before the agreement was signed to hear […]

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When Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer discussed corporate diversity during an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, social media blew up with criticism from White people who believed the Black executive was pushing a racist agenda. We know, however, that a much-needed diversity talk in corporate America will do more good than harm. https://twitter.com/CarolFoster13/status/676129895303397377 https://twitter.com/_AltRight_/status/676612466810294272 The strange reactions […]

The situation that continues to unfold on the campus of the University of Missouri has intensified, with calls for violence against Black students and the arrest of a pair of suspects accused of issuing online threats. Since Mizzou President Tim Wolfe‘s resignation on Monday, a series of racist and hate-fueled acts have reached the media. Although […]

A private Christian university in Spokane is under fire after members of their soccer team dressed up in blackface to "honor" The Jackson 5