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Minority Groups

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  • University Of Hartford Panel Reflects On Civil Rights Act

    While overt racism has dwindled in the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act, a panel discussion Monday at the University of Hartford discussed the ways inequality and subtle bias persists throughout society. WEST HARTFORD — While overt racism has...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority

    Albert R. Hunt: Democrats need surge of women to retain Senate majority
    Democrats know that keeping control of the Senate this election year isn't a man's job. Success will depend on the votes of women. This year, it's Democrats who are on the defensive. In the 10 most competitive Senate races, they are counting on...
  • Emma Watson speaks at U.N., invites men to join feminism conversation

    Emma Watson has extended a formal invitation to men and boys to join the conversation on feminism. The "Noah" actress spoke about gender inequality and the launch of the He for She campaign at U.N. headquarters in New York City over the weekend...
  • Americans fear religion losing influence, say churches should speak out more

    Six years into a Democratic administration widely seen as pushing a secular agenda, nearly three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing influence in American life and about half say churches and other religious institutions should express their...
  • DVR alert: 'The Integration of Pro Football'

    DVR alert: 'The Integration of Pro Football'
    Everyone knows the Jackie Robinson, but not much about pro football’s first African-American players. A new documentary,“Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football,” tells the little-known story Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Epix. There...
  • Study finds drop in death rates from strokes

    Tel Aviv — Despite the significant reduction in the overall incidence and death rates from strokes in the United States over the past twenty years, more attention needs to be paid to specific age groups, a recent study found. The new research,...
  • Closing statements made in Texas voter ID case

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge heard closing arguments on Monday in a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring Texas voters to show identification at the polls, which plaintiffs argue is an attempt to suppress minority turnout. The case is part...
  • Nelson QuiƱones: Allentown School District at crossroads with Latino students, community

    For years the Allentown School District has had difficulties dealing with a high Latino student dropout rate. According to the state Department of Education, the dropout rate was 7.23 percent in the 2011-12 school year, the most recent year for which...
  • Myanmar gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, including Rohingya

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar gave citizenship on Monday to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million Rohingya whose claims to nationality have been rejected in the...
  • Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections

    Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections
    The Florida governor's race could turn on the turnout of various pockets of voters. No bloc is going un-courted as the candidates pull out all the stops to eke out a few more votes from pivotal demographic groups. "It's political life or death," said...
  • Gender-neutral restrooms the right step: My Word

    What if you hesitated to use the restrooms at work or on campus because you didn't look like the gender figure on the sign, and your anatomy didn't match the gender on the other sign? Thanks to the hard work of Seminole State College's faculty, staff...