03 novembre 2018

Smith College incident is latest case of racial ‘profiling by proxy’

The ConversationSmith College has opened an investigation into a July 31 incident in which a staff employee called campus police on a black student who supposedly “seemed to be out of place.More...

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For universities, making the case for diversity is part of making amends for racist past

The ConversationThe Trump administration recently announced plans to scrap Obama-era guidelines that encouraged universities to consider race as a factor to promote diversity on campus, claiming the guidelines “advocate policy preferences and positions beyond the requirements of the Constitution.” More...

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What Harvard can learn from Texas: A solution to the controversy over affirmative action

The ConversationOpponents charge that taking into account an applicant’s race or ethnicity amounts to “reverse discrimination.” Supporters recognize that disadvantaged minorities have been losing ground under affirmative action. Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to attend a top college than they were 35 years ago. More...

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Tearing down Confederate statues leaves structural racism intact

The ConversationWhen protesters tore down the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Aug. 20, it wasn’t just destruction of state property - a crime for which the protesters are now being investigated. More...

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The few humanities majors who dominate in the business world

The ConversationWe analyzed data from S&P Global on 2,262 corporate leaders – vice presidents and C-suite executives – in the U.S. today. According to the data, only 1.5 percent graduated in a humanities or liberal arts field.
History and psychology graduates are the two groups of humanities graduates most common in the executive ranks of the business world, followed by philosophy and linguistics graduates. People with degrees in music, drama and fashion were the least common.
The data also show that only 23 percent of humanities and liberal arts executives pursued an MBA, lower than the 26 percent rate for the total population of executives. A higher proportion of humanities and liberal arts executives also had Ph.D.‘s or master’s degrees. More...

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1968 protests at Columbia University called attention to ‘Gym Crow’ and got worldwide attention

The ConversationThis is what Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Black Panther Party affiliate H. Rap Brown told a crowd of Harlem residents at a community rally in February 1967. More...

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Making college more affordable

The ConversationA college education has many funders. Federal and state governments provide support, as do the institutions of higher education themselves. More...

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School safety commission should not worry about violence in entertainment media

The ConversationI’m a psychologist who has studied violent media for 15 years and published dozens of studies on the topic in peer-reviewed journals. More...

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Growth mindset interventions yield impressive results

The ConversationA growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Do students who are taught a growth mindset earn higher grades and test scores. More...

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Why Trump’s proposal to merge the departments of Labor and Education should fail

The ConversationMost people go to school with the expectation that it will lead to a job. If this is the case, then it makes no sense for the federal government to have separate departments for schools and jobs. Or so goes the logic behind the Trump administration’s proposal to create a Department of Education and the Workforce that merges the federal Education and Labor departments. More...

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