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UVM Prof on Ferguson: Black People Don’t Produce Crimes Out of Their Proportion-They Are Policed Out of Their Proportion

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Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson

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As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., University of Vermont professor @RashadShabazz was deeply engaged in the conversation. It’s a topic that Shabazz, UVM assistant professor of geography and protégé of renowned activist Angela Davis, understands well -- his current research looks at issues surrounding the policing of black communities, the projection of young black men as criminals and the geographies of race and racism. With persistent images suggestive of a war zone in a small American town, and a frenzy of both social and mainstream media reporting the story, Shabazz offers an academic perspective.

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Race Expert Discusses State of Race in America Resulting from Michael Brown Shooting

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Ethnoburbs: White Flight in Suburbia

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An Indiana U. study found that white flight from suburban neighborhoods occurs when white residents move away from "ethnoburbs," neighborhoods that attract a growing number of middle-class minority residents.

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White, Straight Women Leading Surge in Infertility Treatments

Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Study Finds Range of Skills Students Taught in School Linked to Race and Class Size

Pressure to meet national education standards may be the reason states with significant populations of African-American students and those with larger class sizes often require children to learn fewer skills, finds a University of Kansas researcher.

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Young People of Color Mistrust Police and Legal System, Report Finds

Black youth are far more likely than other young people to have negative experiences with the police, and believe overwhelmingly that the American legal system does not treat all groups equally, according to a new report from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago.

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IU Expert: Killings of Michael Brown and Others Across the Country Show Need for Systematic Change in Policing

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Washington University in St. Louis Experts Available to Comment on Ongoing Situation in Ferguson, MO

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IU Expert: Tragic Incident a Clear Indication That Much Progress Still Needed in Race Relations

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