Senior Correspondent, London, GlobalPost
newyorker.com — Later this week, or next week, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling greatly restricting, or even ending, affirmative action in admissions to public colleges. If this happens, it will be a great pity. Set aside, for a moment, the explosive issue of black or brown versus white, which underpins much of the discussion about affirmative action.
dangerousminds.net — You've definitely heard her play guitar and bass. Statistically, you're likely to own albums she played on. Your parents almost certainly did. According to her, she is responsible for many of the famous Motown bass lines usually attributed to James Jamerson, including "Bernadette," "Reach Out," "I Can't Help Myself" and "I Was Made to Love Her."
junctrebellion.wordpress.com — A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, "In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, 'History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.' I think he got it right.
facebook.com — A report on Britain's Syrian community and how it has dealt with is dealing with the destruction of their homeland is up at Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace Fb...
guardian.co.uk — Zaher Shehab clearly remembers how he heard the news. The Bath University student had been meeting his PhD supervisor when he logged on to Facebook. To his horror, the site was filled with rumours that his family had been killed.
facebook.com — For decades this place haunted my sleep. Zoom down to the narrow end of Southeast pond. It was the place I was freest as a boy. I no longer dream of it...
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