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White Privilege

Prejudiced, Hateful and Degreed: PhDs, racial dissonance, and the culture of indifference in academia | Think Piece

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Having a Ph.D. doesn’t make you immune from racism, it just means you have the logic and diction to justify it.

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Black Yale grad student records police interrogation for napping in a common dormitory room

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A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.

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Closure of Chicago public schools makes attendance difficult for displaced students

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Chicago Public Schools Board voted unanimously to discontinue four Englewood High Schools. These schools are in one of Chicago’s most depleted and high crime areas that have also experienced declining enrollment. The closures point CPS shutting down a number of schools in recent years.

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Irish and undocumented: Ireland’s émigrés dodged deportation until the Trump era

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11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. 50,000 of them are Irish.

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