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The Trials of a Neighborhood High Schoolnew

Wells Community Academy in Chicago has disadvantaged students, many unhelpful parents, a bad reputation, charters nibbling at its enrollment—and some rare successes. Can it survive?
Chicago Reader  |  Steve Bogira  |  05-06-2014  |  Race & Class

Hammer: King's legacy needs tendingnew

For all of our progress, Indianapolis is still a deeply segregated city. And King's spirit is alive among us, imploring us to stay on task.
NUVO  |  Steve Hammer  |  04-05-2012  |  Commentary

Mississippi Segregating Mentally Illnew

A growing chorus of mental-health advocates believes Mississippi should move away from an institution-based approach to treatment in favor of home care and community-based services.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  04-05-2012  |  Health

Separate, Unequal, and Ignorednew

Racial segregation remains Chicago's most fundamental problem. Why isn't it an issue in the mayor's race?
Chicago Reader  |  Steve Bogira  |  02-14-2011  |  Race & Class

Nashville School Resegregation Threatens a New Generationnew

The black-white educational achievement gap is already yawning in Nashville, and the city's black leaders are convinced a rezoning plan will exacerbate that.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  08-29-2008  |  Education

Fortresses of Whitenessnew

This study of the thousands of all-white towns that banned blacks after sundown is marred by classic blame-the-victim rhetoric.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Makkada B. Selah  |  11-15-2005  |  Nonfiction

Developmentally Disabled Boy Kicked Out of Cub Scoutsnew

Cub Scout pack leaders wrote to Christopher Lowe-Irby's mother and said her 7-year-old would be barred from meetings and activities "for both his safety and the other children's safety."
Riverfront Times  |  Malcolm Gay  |  10-26-2004  |  Children & Families

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