Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country.  Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America.


Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies
Staff Writer, Fox News, 4/20/12

“Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student’s race when they decide who gets in and who doesn’t?

With an emphatic “no,” they made California the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, as well as hiring and contracting.

Since then, California’s most selective public colleges and graduate schools have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state’s demographic mix.”

Read more at FoxNews.com


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Obama Endorses Capps Legislation to Address Bullying in Schools
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Black on Black Crime: Is it a Myth? Or is it a Crisis?
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