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The Fight to Remove American Indian Mascots

The fight to remove American Indian mascots from universities and professional sports programs.
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What Makes a “Home”?

Privacy and retreat weren't always hallmarks of one's home.
Lincoln University graduate Lloyd L. Gaines, 24 years old, during the mandamus suit trial in which he is seeking to compel the University of Missouri to admit him as a law student. (Copyright Bettmann/Corbis / AP Images)

Desegregating Mizzou

It took twelve years and the Supreme Court before the University of Missouri agreed to accept black students.
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Not So Lonely: Busting the Myth of the Only Child

A burgeoning acceptance toward families with only one child is finally starting to creep into society at large, eliminating the mythical stereotype.
Concerned Student 1950, led by University of Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler, second from right, speaks following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (Sarah Bell/Missourian via AP)

The Pervasive Racism on U.S. College Campuses

How faculty and students of color are marginalized by their own institutions.
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When a Memoir Tells Half the Story: Prince Edward County and School Desegregation

Kristen Green's memoir Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County neglects the broader significance of the county's school desegregation crisis.
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The Latchkey Generation: How Bad Was It?

The latchkey generation--also known as Generation X--was raised by working parents who left them alone after school. We consider the implications.
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Charter School Networks: How They’re Funded

We look at the role the federal government and private donors play in funding charter school networks.