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Constitution
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University of Michigan law professor and network TV legal analyst Barbara McQuade says the Constitution still holds up as a guidebook for how we are going to live true to our values more than 200 years after it was signed in 1787.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with McQuade, who shares many thoughts on the September 17th federal holiday "Constitution Day" about the importance of the Constitution and why it still matters now.


Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library has launched a Black Lives Matter initiative.  

COVID-19
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As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to increase locally, Washtenaw County health officials have broken down the number of cases by zip code and race.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry reports it has highlighted some disparaties in the county.

 

 


Housing Discrimination Increases In Washtenaw County

Dec 17, 2018
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Finding an apartment or house to rent is a difficult and stressful task in and of itself.  Add discrimination to the mix, and it becomes a nightmare.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan visited an Ann Arbor woman who has lived that experience.   


Courtesy photo
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Past and present public policies have a major impact on the disparities in child well-being in Michigan.  That’s according to a report released Tuesday by the Michigan League for Public Policy.


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A study from the University of Michigan shows that racial identity is considered fluid by white preschoolers.

 


WEMU

A dialogue on institutional racism was held Thursday at Eastern Michigan University. Around two hundred students filled the auditorium at McKenny Hall to take part in the discussion. All Things Considered host Lisa Barry spoke with WEMU reporter Amanda LeClaire about what happened at the event.

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A new University of Michigan study looked at how children and adults categorized multiracial children in different ways. 

The study found that adults, regardless of being white or black, tended to categorize multiracial children as black.