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For black students, SAT scores matter a lot more

A new study suggests affirmative action policies in college admissions might be a good idea.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Jan 6, 2015
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The racial gap in health has been shrinking for decades — but it still hasn’t closed

Life expectancy for white Americans jumped over 100 years ago. It's taken decades for black Americans to catch up.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Dec 29, 2014
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If you’re poor, your mortgage rate can depend on the color of your skin

A new study finds that black borrowers were 50 percent more likely to have overpaid for their mortgages between 2004-2008​. Here's why.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Dec 23, 2014
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A block in Brooklyn is transformed by a police shooting

“I know it sounds crazy,” one young resident says, “but it's hard to have sympathy here, seeing what they do every day."

  • Danielle Paquette
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  • Dec 22, 2014
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Eric Adams says New York police beat him. He became an officer to change the culture.

The Brooklyn borough president asked New Yorkers to work on race and police relations following fatal shooting of two NYPD officers.

  • Danielle Paquette
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  • Dec 22, 2014
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4 decades of desegregation in American colleges, charted

There's at least one bit of good news about college in America: It's more diverse than ever.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Dec 17, 2014
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How one white mother talked to her two black children about racism in America

Paula Fitzgibbons wants those who are considering or facilitating adoptions to understand that race does matter.

  • Tina Griego
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  • Dec 17, 2014
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In N.C., death of black teen raises question: Was it suicide or a lynching?

Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a playground set in a small town. Now, protesters are demanding the FBI look into how this teen died.

  • Todd C. Frankel
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  • Dec 14, 2014
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“I’ve finally started writing”: poems about Ferguson from Baltimore kids

"Believing old pains and forgotten sorrow, African Americans, meet the New Jim Crow," writes one 13-year-old.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Dec 12, 2014
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In Ferguson, real estate agents are using the protests as a selling point

The unrest has hurt the housing market there. But some agents are trying to turn that into a positive.

  • Todd C. Frankel
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  • Dec 9, 2014
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