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Parkland Students Check Their White Privilege By Acknowledging Black Activists Battling Gun Violence
Vibe reports on how Parkland students engaged with young activists of color from communities across the country, sharing the March For Our Lives platform with those who have been disproportionately affected by gun violence for years and have not received the same level of media attention.

Opinion: The Growing College Graduation Gap
The New York Times’ David Leonhardt examines why the college-graduation gap among rich and poor students has grown as the college-attendance gap between them has decreased over the past few decades.

The Rising Criminalization of Black Girls
City Lab outlines a new report by Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative on the drastic increase in young black girls entering the juvenile justice system in Washington D.C.

HBCUs To Get Funding Hike in Federal Budget
Diverse Education reports that HBCUs will benefit from a 14 percent expansion in federal funding, providing more opportunities to students attending HBCUs, many who are first-generation college students.