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Report find discrimination driving disparities in food insecurity

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Dec 11, 2018

Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are strongly linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports released today from researchers at Drexel University’s Center for Hunger Free Communities in the Dornsife School of Public Health. “When people think about how to solve hunger, we need to go deeper and think… Continue reading

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CGS Meeting Hears Sobering Report on Black Student Access

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Dec 11, 2018

Institutional racism, White supremacy and anti-Black attitudes fuel underrepresentation of Black students on college and university campuses across the United States, with access a battle constantly being waged in legal courts and the court of public opinion, according to an academic who addressed the 58th annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools this week.… Continue reading

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Documentary Explores “Driving While Black”

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Dec 11, 2018

Black Americans relationship with the automobile has been checkered. In the era of Jim Crow and years after, those thousands of pounds of steel represented freedom for the descendants of slaves and sharecroppers as they took breaks from hard work for the nations new highways and vacations on the road. But that travel also represented… Continue reading

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Report: Is Guaranteed Admissions Effective in Developing Diverse Class?

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Dec 11, 2018

In a recent study published by the American Educational Research Association, researchers evaluated whether admissions certainty for Texas high school graduates has different effects on high- and low-income students. The report titled Match or Mismatch? Automatic Admissions and College Preferences of Low- and High-Income Students studied Texas college admissions policy, the Top Ten Percent (TTP)… Continue reading

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Why Women are Disappearing From the Career Pipeline

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Dec 4, 2018

Corporate America is increasingly aware that gender diversity and inclusion of all groups is good for the bottom line, but the corporate career pipeline for women remains stubbornly leaky, particularly for women of color, meaning women are disappearing from the career and leadership trajectory at every stage of their professional lives. This is according to… Continue reading

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Bush Made Willie Horton an Issue in 1988, and the Racial Scars Are Still Fresh

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Dec 4, 2018

The tributes to former President George Bush in recent days have focused on his essential decency and civility, and his embrace of others, including even his onetime opponents. But the last gentleman, as he has been called, was not always so gentle. Mr. Bushs successful campaign for the presidency in 1988 was marked in part… Continue reading

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Yes, Jury Selection Is as Racist as You Think. Now We Have Proof.

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Dec 4, 2018

Race, as a matter of constitutional principle, cannot factor into the selection of jurors for criminal trials. But in the American justice system, anyone with a bit of common sense and a view from the back of the courtroom knows the colorblind ideal isnt true in practice. Racial bias largely seeps in through whats called… Continue reading

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Why Do Asian-Americans Remain Largely Unseen in Film and Television?

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Nov 27, 2018

THEIR FACES ARE familiar for the feelings of horror and shame they produce in me. Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in 1961s Breakfast at Tiffanys, stumbling around his Manhattan apartment in a blue bathrobe, his face contorted lips barely closing over grotesquely pronounced buckteeth, slicked-back hair dyed jet black. Ashton Kutcher as a Bollywood… Continue reading

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Britain’s Equal Pay Day Highlights Gender Gap

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Nov 27, 2018

Im out of office until 2019. The automated email replies from working women were part of a campaign to mark Equal Pay Day in Britain on Saturday and to draw attention to the countrys gender pay gap. The Fawcett Society, a group that campaigns for gender equality and womens rights, set Nov. 10 as the… Continue reading

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Making Gains for Women in STEM Fields Will Take More Effort

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Nov 27, 2018

If the world of STEM is looking for more women role models, Vna Arielle Ahouansou and Alejandra Estanislao are candidates. Both are young and have degrees in a field involving science, technology, engineering or mathematics the disciplines where women are significantly underrepresented. Dr. Ahouansou, 25, has a medical degree from her native Benin, a… Continue reading

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