The case of Sipuel v. The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma laid the early groundwork for other “separate but equal” cases such as the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Ada Louis Sipuel’s racial discrimination case against the school was decided on this day in 1948, making it possible for her […]

Don’t believe the stories about a “Blacks only” dorm at California State University Los Angeles, The New York Times reports. According to the publication, The College Fix ignited a firestorm when it reported on Tuesday that the college opened a racially segregated dorm for African-American students. The conservative higher-education news outlet said the decision stemmed […]

Reports of a 'Blacks Only' dorm at Cal State L.A. are false. The school sets the record straight.

St. Louis Schools plan to draw down its long-running school desegregation program. Observers say the program achieved integration, but mixed academic results.

On this day in 1956, FAMU students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson sat on a city bus in Tallahassee, Florida. and began what would become a seven-month boycott of the transit system. Through the efforts of a local church leader and civic groups, protesters were able to get Black drivers hired and integrate the bus […]

The GAO's report says America's public schools continue to be segregated by race and poverty, leading to inequities in education.

Jim Crow is back. The notion of a post-racial society after President Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first black president has just been blown up: America’s public schools are re-segregating at an alarming rate. Decades of racial progress in public schools is now being erased, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report […]

Residents in Henrico County, Va., debated at a school board meeting whether to rename a middle school that honors a segregationist. This is the latest flashpoint in a growing national campaign to remove the names of racist historical figures from public buildings.

According to data pulled from the census, 76 percent of the city’s African-American population would have to relocate in order for Chicago to be completely integrated.

A study of 100 American cities, facilitated by Measure of America (an initiative of the Social Science Research Council), found that segregation is still affecting…

Many African-American stars have nabbed roles in Broadway productions, diversifying the realm of theater. Songstress Brandy is currently playing Roxie Hart in “Chicago” and now…

Having seen the documentary, Prom Night In Mississippi, about a high school that gets integrated in 2008 because of Morgan Freeman’s influence and insistence, I…