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Cooper v Harris

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1262

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court that North Carolina used racial factors in an unconstitutional manner in drawing two Congressional districts after the 2010 Census.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Voting Rate for the Non-Hispanic Black Population Dropped in the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps45-voting-rates.html

Agency press release comparing voter turnout by blacks and whites in the 2012 and 2016 federal elections.  In 2012: 66% of blacks voted compared to 64% of whites; in 2016: 59% of blacks voted compared to 65% of whites.  From the Census Bureau

 

African American Health: Creating Equal Opportunities for Health

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Sudan

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/aahealth/index.html

Reports that African Americans are living longer; the death rate has declined by 25% over the past 17 years.  Looks at some of the areas of improvement but also at areas where African American health is poorer than that of whites.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-680

Near unanimous decision of the Supreme Court that sends a Virginia redistricting case back to the lower court to reconsider whether the legislative district lines were drawn to harm African American voters.  The court ruled that the three judge panel of the lower court had not applied the right standards in deciding the lines were constitutional.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Field Composition of Postdocs Shifts as Numbers Decline in Biological Sciences and in Clinical Medicine

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17309/nsf17309.pdf

Description and data about the shifting trends by field  in postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in U.S. academic institutions.   Largest increases were in neurosciences, engineering, and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2015

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/datatables/gradpostdoc/2015/

An annual census of the total number of graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and doctorate-level nonfaculty researchers by demographic and other characteristics such as source of financial support. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/school_discipline_report_-_120916.pdf

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

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