Is Harvard’s Admission Process Rigged Against Asian Americans?

  No sufferings by black Americans, past or present, can justify admitting white students to an elite San Francisco public high school over better-qualified Chinese American students who applied —Thomas Sowell   Why do Asian Americans consistently suffer from the lowest admission rate to Harvard University? Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), an organization representing Asian American students, raised the question in November 2014. This week, the Ivy League school finally went on trial for its alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants. Every year, Harvard goes through more than 40,000 applicants…

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White Man Claimed He Tripped and Accidentally Shot at 14-year-old Black Teen

A white man from Michigan on Friday was found guilty of assault for firing his shotgun at an African-American teenager who merely wanted to ask for directions to school. On the morning of April 12th, a 14-year-old boy Brennan Walker slept through his alarm and missed his school bus to Rochester High School. Thinking that he would instead go to school on foot and realizing after moments of walking that he had lost his way, Brennan knocked on the door of a nearby Rochester Hills home for help. Little did…

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Nadia Murad: from ISIS Sex Slave to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. As Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter nomination fight monopolizes all conversations of sexual violence, the work of Murad— a Yazidi rape survivor—and Mukweg— a Congolese gynecologist—urges everyone to look beyond partisan squabbling in the U.S. and recognizes the sheer brutality faced by women all over the world. Both award recipients come to represent the global battle against gender-based violence. Murad’s story, especially, showcases the active role of the sexual assault survivors as they turn their tragic past…

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Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski and 300 Others Arrested at Kavanaugh Protests

Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were arrested and detained in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, as thousands of demonstrators marched down the Senate Office Building where the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to occur. Among the massive crowd, Schumer was spotted holding a “We Believe Anita Hill” sign. “That’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to keep showing up and no matter how this goes, they cannot keep us down,” Schumer shouted. “We will win. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying…

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“Sorry to Bother You” Combines Classism and Racism in a Powerful Satire

This is not a statement that is meant to be taken lightly: when I exited the movie theater after seeing “Sorry to Bother You,” I knew that would become an instant classic. In hindsight, I believe that the film’s pacing and intellectual engagement made it stand out most prominently in my mind. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first entered the theater. As such, during the first portion of “Sorry to Bother You,” I thought that I was watching a solely comedic film– a comedic satire, to be…

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