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Harvard and the Myth of the Interchangeable Asian

In light of the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s affirmative action policies, claiming that the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants, novelist Lisa Ko notes that “the model-minority myth [has been] leveraged by both whites and Asians to justify racism against blacks and…

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report on Minority Voting Report

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released its 2018 report “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.”  Commission Chair Catherine E. Lhamon said that the report “reflects the reality that citizens in the United States…

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Beyond Starbucks: How Racism Shapes Customer Service

Following the Starbucks incident, in which a barista called 911 because two African American men were waiting in the store, researchers Alexandra C. Feldberg and Tami Kim report their findings about discrimination in customer service in the hospitality industry.  Beyond…

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Race & Housing 50 Years Later: The Legacy of the Fair Housing Act, April 28, 2018

This day-long conference will bring together scholars, journalists, and activists to discuss the history, current struggle for, and future of fair housing in the United States.  For more information including the complete schedule, click here.

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There was no wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack

“New York’s Cardozo Law School Professor Ekow Yankah compares today’s approach to heroin users to the tough-on-crime response a few decades ago to those using crack cocaine.”  Click here to hear the PBS News Hour interview.

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