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Equality is Not a Zero Sum Game

When New York City’s highly selective public schools released their admissions breakdown for the incoming freshman class in March, Stuyvesant High School gained national attention for admitting only 7 black students out of 895 spots. This staggerin...

Equality is Not a Zero Sum Game

When New York City’s highly selective public schools released their admissions breakdown for the incoming freshman class in March, Stuyvesant High School gained national attention for admitting only 7 black students out of 895 spots. This staggerin...

Algorithms and Bias in the Digital Age

Algorithms have been created in a way that both reflects and perpetuates biases, particularly those regarding race and gender. In the past, algorithms have been perceived as neutral; algorithms come from technology, are coded, and are ‘logical,’ ...

Algorithms and Bias in the Digital Age

Algorithms have been created in a way that both reflects and perpetuates biases, particularly those regarding race and gender. In the past, algorithms have been perceived as neutral; algorithms come from technology, are coded, and are ‘logical,’ ...

Televised Trauma

In the age of 24-hour news cycles, media companies seek increasingly appalling and shocking images to captivate the attention of viewers. However, these companies’ objectives of publishing the most sensational footage come at a heavy price. It has ...

Televised Trauma

In the age of 24-hour news cycles, media companies seek increasingly appalling and shocking images to captivate the attention of viewers. However, these companies’ objectives of publishing the most sensational footage come at a heavy price. It has ...

Racist Flyers at Brown University

On February 5, Providence community advocates, leaders, and residents gathered to encourage unity and condemn bigotry in response to racist flyers that were disseminated near Brown University’s campus. The college’s president, Christina Paxson, r...

Racist Flyers at Brown University

On February 5, Providence community advocates, leaders, and residents gathered to encourage unity and condemn bigotry in response to racist flyers that were disseminated near Brown University’s campus. The college’s president, Christina Paxson, r...

The Lost Legacy of Ulysses Grant

Ron Chernow, historian and author of Hamilton (the main influence for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed Broadway musical), recently released a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Union Commander and later President. The fate of Ulysses is curious indeed, e...

The Lost Legacy of Ulysses Grant

Ron Chernow, historian and author of Hamilton (the main influence for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed Broadway musical), recently released a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Union Commander and later President. The fate of Ulysses is curious indeed, e...

Race and Politics in Hollywood

The many parallels between cultural expression and political processes suggest that, whenever there is a hostile political climate, the institutionalized stereotypes that result find ways to seep into our entertainment. Post 9/11, for example, there ...

Race and Politics in Hollywood

The many parallels between cultural expression and political processes suggest that, whenever there is a hostile political climate, the institutionalized stereotypes that result find ways to seep into our entertainment. Post 9/11, for example, there ...