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10:36 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Sussex County Leader Criticized Over NAACP Remarks

Sussex County Council Member Sam Wilson
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Sussex County Council member Sam Wilson found himself explaining his decision not to provide a $100 grant this week to a program run by the Lower Sussex Branch NAACP Youth Council because the name included the phrase colored people.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Wilson said he believed that the group only advocated for black people to the exclusion of white people.

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9:18 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Gansler Remarks on Race Draws Criticism in Gubernatorial Campaign

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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The gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is calling on challenger state Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for injecting race into the campaign.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Brown’s campaign manager charged that the attorney general has used race to divide people.

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9:34 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Race Enters Maryland Gubernatorial Contest

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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Issue of Race

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Attorney General Douglas Gansler told campaign volunteers that his rival in next year's Democratic gubernatorial primary, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, is relying on his race to get elected.

The Washington Post reports that the comments were captured on a recording of a July 15 meeting in Annapolis provided to the newspaper by someone not employed by either campaign.

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9:43 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Quick Retort From Rep. Harris on Zimmerman Verdict

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Rep. Andy Harris

“Get over it.”

Those were the words of Congressman Andy Harris had for those disappointed by the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of an African American teenager.

The Eastern Shore Republican told WMAL, “We’re hung up on this one case, where this one fellow was, in fact, found not guilty by a jury.”

The Maryland congressman went on to say “That’s the way the American law system works.”

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9:56 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Racial Discipline Disparity Gets Hearing In Christina School District

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This week found Christina Superintendent Freeman Williams defending the school district’s efforts to address an investigation that found black students were being disciplined more often and more harshly than white students in similar circumstances.

The investigation by the US Department of Education looked at three years beginning in 2008.

Superintendent Williams told a public meeting Wednesday that the district is confident it will be able to resolve man of the issues that have been identified.

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10:52 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Racially Segregated Public Schools Up In Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A published report says Maryland's public schools are becoming more racially segregated as the state's student population grows more diverse.

The report, published by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA finds that 54 percent of black students were enrolled in schools where at least 90 percent of the students were minorities in 2010, up from 33 percent in 1989.

Researchers also found increases in school segregation for Latino students.

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