Racism Allegations in United Airlines Scandal Fire Up Chinese Social Media

Chinese Internet users are calling for a boycott of United Airlines, after videos of an Asian passenger being forcibly removed from a U.S. aircraft went viral on social media platforms across China. Posts from official media accounts and from private citizens were quickly seen trending on platforms including Sina Weibo (akin to a Chinese version of Twitter) and on messaging platform WeChat, which has over … Continue reading Racism Allegations in United Airlines Scandal Fire Up Chinese Social Media

Duterte’s War on Drugs Through a Local Photographer’s Eyes

President Duterte of the Philippines has tried to take action against the War on Drugs in the Philippines, but are his actions humane? Since taking office he has directed police officers and the community watchers to kill suspects. The toll recorded was around 3,000 but many are saying that it is not the true number and there is actually twice that many deaths. There are … Continue reading Duterte’s War on Drugs Through a Local Photographer’s Eyes

Some black teens thrive in Modesto City Schools, but too many do not

A teen’s despair and charges of racism have put long-simmering grievances in the spotlight. But trouble is adolescence’s middle name, and how well schools deal with the demons on their shoulders can make all the difference. Latisha Cyprian’s federal civil rights lawsuit, filed in February against Modesto City Schools, aims to force the district to confront disciplinary disparities affecting black children. Its basis is the … Continue reading Some black teens thrive in Modesto City Schools, but too many do not

Rarely Seen Photos of Japanese Internment

At first glance, Dorothea Lange’s photographs of Japanese-Americans, taken in the early 1940s, appear to show ordinary activities. People wait patiently in lines. Children play. A woman makes artificial flowers. Storefront signs proudly proclaim, “I am an American.” But these quiet images document something sinister: the racially motivated relocation and internment during World War II of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry who lived … Continue reading Rarely Seen Photos of Japanese Internment

Border wall contractors brace for hostile environment

One potential bidder on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under “hostile attack.” Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force. With bids due Tuesday on the first design contracts, interested companies are preparing for … Continue reading Border wall contractors brace for hostile environment

What Is Life Like In Rwanda Today?

From April to July 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority. Begun by extreme Hutu nationalists in the capital of Kigali, the genocide spread throughout the country with staggering speed and brutality, as ordinary citizens were incited by local officials and the Hutu Power government to take … Continue reading What Is Life Like In Rwanda Today?

College Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

ERIC Does your ethnicity really matters when applying to colleges? According to the ERIC (institute of Education Sciences), “This paper examines and refutes the hypothesis that white, male, middle class college students are falling behind their female peers in higher education. After an introduction, the paper focuses on gender gaps in the educational pipeline, discussing several indicators that could be used to measure educational attainment. … Continue reading College Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity