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Devah Pager, Discrimination, Harvard, harvard researcher, News, Top Stories, William Julius Wilson -

Devah Pager, the Harvard sociologist who advanced the argument that there is discrimination in hiring through a groundbreaking report, died last week of pancreatic cancer. She was 46-years-old. Pager wrote about the “powerful effects of race” in hiring and showed that companies were more likely to hire a white man with a felony record than […]

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Delta Airlines is apologizing for a “misunderstanding” that occurred on one of its partnered flights when a black Harvard-educated doctor was repeatedly asked to explain her credentials—even after showing her medical license—to flight attendants as she was trying to assist a passenger.


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Holistic admissions is a comprehensive process where more than one reviewer considers factors beyond academic merit, including but not limited to race.

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among the eight distinguished people honored by Harvard with the esteemed W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.

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Colin Kaepernick will receive Harvard’s highest honor in African and African American studies thanks to his undeniable influence on the national discussion about race, social justice and equality.

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A controversial Harvard professor who disputed assertions that police disproportionately target people of color, has now found himself in the midst of a #MeToo type investigation. According to The Harvard Crimson, Roland Fryer, whose research claims racial bias in police shootings is a myth, is now under investigation for creating a “hostile” work environment and […]

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Here is #thedownload for May 16th. Michael Hayes, a Memphis real estate investor, ran into trouble when he arrived at a house to do an inspection and a white neighbor called the cops on him. But when the police arrived, instead of being on her side they put her in check. And Spike Lee had […]

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The Harvard Black Law Students Association has released a statement after reports broke that a Black male student was brutally assaulted by Cambridge police officers. A member of our Harvard community was subjected to violence at the hands of Cambridge Police. We will post updates as more information becomes available #PoliceBrutalityAtHarvard — Harvard BLSA (@HarvardBLSA) […]

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On Tuesday, Michelle Obama was the highlight of the night at Klick Health’s New York event, MUSE. A moderated discussion with the former First Lady covered a range of topics from art and science to her household and Twitter. Michelle Obama also spoke about the absence of her eldest daughter, Malia Obama, who headed off […]

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Superstar singer Rihanna paid a visit to Harvard University today to accept an award for her philanthropy, and she did it in true “Bad Girl Ri Ri” style. The 29-year-old was honored by the Harvard Foundation for building a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center and creating scholarship and educational programs for youth. “So I made it to Harvard,” she […]

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Activism, Author, Books, Clint Smith, Entertainment, GrioBookClub, Harvard, Inspiration, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Natasha Alford, Nikki Giovanni, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC, Poetry, Spoken Word, Ted, Video, Writing -

In a time of social unrest, the words of change-makers comfort and inspire us. Writer Clint Smith offers a heart-wrenching glimpse of our world — with all its beauty and brokenness — in his debut poetry collection, Counting Descent. He writes in the title poem of the book: My grand father is a quarter century older than his right […]

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The Black Justice League of Princeton University was disappointed with the university’s recent decision not […]

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After years of controversy and bad press, Harvard Law School has decided to retire the […]

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Brown University — Rhode Island  The Rhode Island university benefited significantly from slavery during its […]

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