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Ivy League Schools Don’t Reflect U.S. Minority Ratios
Rosa Ramirez, National Journal, 10/24/12

The Ivy schools generally fall short in mirroring the national minority population, which 16.7 percent Latino, 13.1 percent black, 5.6 percent Asian, and 1.7 percent Native American, according to government data.

Columbia University had the largest share of Latinos at 13.2 percent, while Yale had the fewest, at 8 percent.

Minority recruiting and enrollment has been uneven at these schools. At Cornell University, for instance, the share of Latino undergraduate students stagnated at less than 6 percent between 2000 and 2010. But the proportion rose dramatically in 2011, to 9.4 percent, partly because the university adopted additional ethnic and racial categories. Blacks have remained at or under 5.6 percent for the past 40 years, university data show.

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Staff Writer, Indy Media, 10/22/12


How Race Matters in the Classroom
Ivory A. Toldson, The Root, 10/22/12


Student Achievement Goals Must Not Be Set By Race
Naple News, Cornelius Cacho Naples, 10/22/12


Black College Republicans: Conservatives On Campus Call For More Open Minds At HBCUs
Jarrett L Carter, Huffington Post, 10/23/12


Black males fall behind in education
Kristina Smith Horn, The News-Messenger, 10/23/12


Pull ‘Em Up campaign teaches Prince George’s youth how to dress for success
Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery, Washington Post, 10/25/12


Dream Defenders change presidential debate, 15 arrested
Corey Uhl, Fight Back, 10/25/12


Jay wins grant to help rebuild youth facilities
Lohr Mckinstry, Press-Republican, 10/26/12


In a black community where kids learn to be angry, there are no quiet nights
By Phil Trexler , Beacon Journal, 10/27/12