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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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In First, Four Harvard Schools to be Led by Black Women

With the recent appointment of Professor Claudine Gay to the deanship of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard now has African American women leading four of its 14 schools.  Two years ago it had none.  The other three are…

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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

“A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  More than half of whites — 55 percent…

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Cross Cultural Conversation: Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen, an eminent classicist and ethicist,  advocates for intercultural conversations — of the very same kind that Not in Our Town holds once a month on first Mondays at the Princeton Public Library. She speaks at a Princeton Regional Chamber…

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