Tag Archives: race

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges.

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Associated Black Charities says its role even more critical now

Diane Bell-McKoy. (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

The Freddie Gray riots at the end of April spurred concerns and commitments from government officials and community groups to alleviate the inequuities that African-Americans face in Baltimore. For Associated Black Charities executive director Diane Bell McKoy, it’s a deeper ...

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Black firefighter’s lawsuit survives another challenge by Grasonville VFD

A federal judge has again rejected the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department’s attempt to throw out a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by a former firefighter. The department’s motion for summary judgment, as in an earlier motion to dismiss, argued Oscar L. ...

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In-House Interrogatory

Time Inc.’s associate general counsel has written a novel. Helen Wan’s novel, “The Partner Track,”  is about a woman who struggles with race and gender issues while trying to succeed in the legal industry.  Wan said she intended for the ...

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