Race Identity and Culture

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says he was clearly joking when he called in a radio broadcast for the abolishment of higher education in order to cut off the "liberal breeding ground.

However, Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield said in a statement Tuesday that he stands behind his critique of liberal arts education in America "one hundred percent."

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Osborne)  -- Some 180 Tennessee attorneys have signed an open letter calling on state officials to investigate controversial statements reportedly made by the Coffee County District Attorney.

Caught on video tape, the statements by DA Craig Northcutt have made national headlines. Multiple media outlets quote Northcutt saying he would refuse to prosecute cases of domestic violence between same sex partners.

wallethub.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  A new study suggests Tennessee is making progress against its racial disparities, as the mid-state celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The personal finance website Wallethub.com ranks Tennessee 17th in the nation for racial progress, up two positions from last year.

Wallethub analyst Jill Gonzalez says Tennessee cracked the top ten when it comes to minority employment and wealth.