Announcing the Justice Department’s decision, Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, said: “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination. Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocks fosters stereotypes, bitterness and division.” … [Read more...] about Yale University accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans, whites in admissions
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As part of America’s reckoning with its oppressive past, the nation now faces the question not just of what statues and other images should be taken down, but what else—if anything—should be put up in their place. What should become of the empty pedestals where some of these statues once stood? Should they remain empty or be replaced with memorials that honor the victims of—and victors over—racism? … [Read more...] about Why the statue of Harvard’s first Black graduate could be a model for rethinking monuments
Rethinking consumption Consumption comes at a high ecological cost. As the gross national product grows—driven largely by household consumption—so do greenhouse gas emissions. Many scientists and policy analysts believe that as technology increases energy efficiency and replaces fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions will be significantly reduced. But despite the rapid advances in these technologies, there is no evidence that trends in greenhouse gas emissions are separate and independent from economic growth trends. Neither is there a basis for the idea that green growth will prevent the anticipated climate catastrophe that the world is facing. … [Read more...] about The U.S. economy is reliant on consumer spending—can it survive a pandemic?
The Center Will Not Hold is a fascinating account of a writer who was reporting the hippie world in 1967. These were adolescents mostly and their idea of freedom was to drift from one restless town to another, unable to belong. But, Joan was there to report this great enactment of Yeats’ poem, ‘The Second Coming’. Didion has shown how words can free you. Perhaps, like her, you will start writing your thoughts and ideas as well. Perhaps, no one will read your diary, but this documentary on one of America’s amazing, prolific writers is a gentle homage to a brave yet fragile woman. … [Read more...] about Freedom weekend | Movies that celebrate independence: Gunjan Saxena, Barry and others
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manishi Chandra, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govind Sharma, and Inspectors Vinay Kumar, Sanjay Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Kailash Singh Bisht, Dharmender Kumar, Ravinder Joshi and Vinod Kumar Badola were among those who were awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry. … [Read more...] about 74th Independence Day: 35 Delhi Police personnel awarded Police Medals