Post Tagged with: "race relations"


DCPS Investigating Altercation With Professor’s Grandson

D.C. Public Schools is currently investigating an incident of verbal harassment directed at the 6-year-old grandson of social activist and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, who was verbally threatened at his elementary school. The incident led the professor to initiate a larger discussion on race relations in the United[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

MPD, DCPS Launches Academy

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced the launch of the Anacostia Public Safety Academy, an institution aimed at helping District of Columbia Public Schools high school students pursue a career in criminal justice, on Sept. 15. In a joint press conference with DCPS, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Defined by Truth

The 2015 fall semester has been marked by powerful examples of student activism and a campus-wide commitment to social justice in a myriad of forms. Over the past few months, passionate students and student groups have taken to social media, Red Square and even the president’s office to confront many[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his retirement in September and will likely step down in the next two weeks.

Holder Talks Race, Drug War in Reflection on Tenure

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation in September after six years in the administration of President Barack Obama, during which time Holder presided over the response to the 2008 financial crisis, the War on Terror and, most recently, the national furor over race relations in the criminal justice[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
In light of events in Ferguson, Cleveland and Staten Island, FBI Director James Comey delivered remarks on race relations and law enforcement in an unprecedented address in Gaston Hall on Thursday.

In Rare Move, FBI Head Addresses Race Relations

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey spoke about the subconscious racial biases present in law enforcement officers, disproportionate challenges faced by young men of color and other issues in the intersection of race and law enforcement Thursday morning in a lecture co-hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Tunnel Vision: The Post-Ferguson American Morale

I was riding a subway in New York City at the same time that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, two New York City police officers, were shot to death in Brooklyn for merely being police officers. When I found out what happened I was heartbroken, shocked and generally horrified. But[Read More…]

by December 30, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson drew national attention for his appearance to discuss police and race on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning.

Dyson and Giuliani Debate Race Relations

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown, engaged in a heated debate about police brutality and race relations with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Sunday-morning talk show “Meet the Press.” In the segment, Giuliani criticized the protests sparked by the August shooting of unarmed teenager[Read More…]

by November 24, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top