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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002-12

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15321/pdf/nsf15321.pdf

Covers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  Also covers degrees awarded in Psychology, Social Sciences and, with lesser detail, Education and Humanities. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/file/police-reform-and-accountability-fact-sheet/download

Lists accomplishments related to police reform by the Justice Department during the Obama Administration.  Cites 22 investigations and the enforcement of 16 agreements including 10 consent decrees.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Opens Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-opens-pattern-or-practice-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing Attorney General Lynch’s decision to investigate the Baltimore Police Department’s use of force and its stops, searches and arrests to determine whether there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.   From the Justice Department

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/2014nhqdr.pdf

Beginning with 2014, the previously separate healthcare quality and disparities reports  are integrated into a single document.  Covers the quality of healthcare received by the general population and disparities endured by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  Finds that disparities were reduced by access to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/575/13-895/opinion3.html

5-4 decision of the Supreme Court that overturns a lower court ruling on state redistricting.  Those challenging the law said that the Republican-led legislature packed minority voters into a few districts thereby limiting minority voting power.  From Justia

 

Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/achievement-gap-narrows-high-school-graduation-rates-minority-students-improve-faster-rest-nation

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/doj_report_on_shooting_of_michael_brown_1.pdf

Announces that the evidence does not support bringing federal civil rights charges against Officer Wilson.  Presents the evidence from witness statements, the autopsies, blood, and ballistics and explains the relevant law. From the Justice Department

 

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report_1.pdf

Finds that the Ferguson Missouri police department engaged in a pattern of conduct that violates the First, Fourth, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution.  Discusses the evidence and what remedies should be implemented.  One of two reports issued on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. From the Justice Department

 

 

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