Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation​'s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago. (Kenya Downs/Race Matters and Education)
Education

Admission Policies Targeted in New Report

To clarify recent reports of the Trump administration’s attempts to undermine diversity consideration in the college admissions process, Sen. Bob Casey has sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling for answers to what the senator termed as four vital questions. [read more…]

President Donald Trump speaks during a Feb. 16 press conference at the White House to announce Alexander Acosta as his nominee for labor secretary.
Politics

Trump Blasts ‘Dishonest’ Press, Welcomes Meeting With CBC

President Donald Trump took a “dishonest” media to task during an impromptu press conference at the White House Thursday afternoon, championing his administration as “fine-tuned machine” while lamenting the “horrible mess” he inherited as commander in chief. [read more…]

Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski speaks before a Feb. 9 news conference to address a handful of racially charged photos stemming from the department. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Prince George's County

Black, Latino Officers File Complaint Against Prince George’s Police Department

Black and Latino officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department have filed a complaint against the agency for alleged racial epithets that included photos of a training dummy depicted as a black man. [read more…]