America’s Unfinished Business: Inherent Police Bias

By Elizabeth Williams-Riley The sobering statistics in this article along with the legacy of injustice toward Black males and inherent bias by law enforcement contribute strongly to today’s gulf of mistrust between law enforcement and communities. The image of the dangerous and violent Black male is rooted in the desire for freedom during captivity as…

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American Conference on Diversity Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

  With the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the American Conference on Diversity supports reforms that would help end unnecessary police shootings from occurring in the future. The organization would like this tragic incident to increase…

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“Diversity Issues in Higher Education” Conference Tackles Critical Issues for Social Change

“We need a collective understanding of diversity to create actions that positively change our environment,” said Sophie Howlett, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Learning Support and Director of Accreditation and Assessment at Kean University (shown above), during the opening remarks at the Diversity Issues in Higher Education conference on November 14. Titled “The Changing Face…

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