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Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, speaks at Ohio University in Athens.

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Former CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien speaks to students, faculty and the public as part of her "Black in America" tour, sponsored by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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African American Issues
Stark racial division in responses to Ferguson shooting

(Aug. 18, 2014 | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press) - Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to say that the shooting of Michael Brown “raises important issues about race that need to be discussed.” Wide racial differences also are evident in opinions about of whether local police went too far in the aftermath of Brown’s death, and in confidence in the investigations into the shooting. Read more

Related Articles
Black and Unarmed: Men without weapons killed by law enforcement (The Root | July 21, 2014)

Fox News’ latest phony obsession: Ferguson, gun control and Second Amendment hypocrisy (Salon | Aug. 25, 2014)

What are Black politicians doing — or willing to do — about police killing black folks? (The Root | Aug. 13, 2014)

Obama: Ferguson highlights need For black youth mentorship. Here's who is stepping up (The Huffington Post | Aug. 20, 2014)

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Diversity in General
Adland's minority leadership problem: A call for the 'Uncomfortable' questions

By Baba Shetty
(April 17, 2014 | Ad Age) - Coca-Cola's multilingual "America the Beautiful" spot is courageous beyond belief. And the recent AdAge feature story, "Ad Campaigns Are Finally Reflecting Diversity of U.S." demonstrates a general trend of progress in creative work. But unfortunately, when we hold up the cultural messages of the Coke spot and the AdAge story as mirrors against the agency landscape, the results still aren't pretty. Read more



Diversity in General
Few say police forces nationally do well in treating races equally

(Aug. 25, 2014 | Pew Research Center for the People & the Press) - Amid continuing tensions over the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., most Americans give relatively low marks to police departments around the country for holding officers accountable for misconduct, using the appropriate amount of force, and treating racial and ethnic groups equally. Read more



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