RACE

There are racial disparities among those on the waitlist for a kidney transplant – and they tend to benefit whites over people of color. That’s one of the findings of a new study from Yale.

The town hall in Hadley, Massachusetts.
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The Hadley, Massachusetts, planning board wants to put to rest a controversy over comments made by one of its members. But some critics are still not satisfied.

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Updated at 4:05 p.m.

A woman suing Harvard University over portraits of two 19th-century slaves says she hopes her lawsuit sparks a national reckoning with its history of racism. 

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Two bills before Connecticut lawmakers would require schools to teach African-American, as well as Puerto Rican and Latino history.

As marijuana becomes legal around the country, blacks and Latinos are often left out of new business opportunities. Advocates say people of color are often reluctant to join the growing legal marijuana economy because they were targeted far more often than whites during the war on drugs. Studies show members of such communities were arrested and jailed for illegal marijuana use far more often than whites.

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