Trump Had Racist Reaction To Staff Members Of Color At White House, Book Says

Donald Trump reportedly made a racist assumption about a group of racially diverse congressional staff members at a White House reception held early in his presidency. According to an advance copy of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s book, Confidence Manwhich was obtained by Rolling Stone, Trump assumed the staff were waiters ― and told … Read more

ShotSpotter surveillance tech sought by Detroit police is unreliable, invasive, and discriminatory, critics say | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge Steve Neavling Detroit police car. Racial justice advocates are pushing back on the city of Detroit’s proposal to use more than $8 million in federal pandemic relief funds on a controversial surveillance technology for the police department. Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration wants to expand the city’s use of ShotSpotter, a technology that … Read more

New Yorkers who care about their city and state need to nix all four proposals

City voters may not realize it, but the ghost of Mayor Bill de Blasio will haunt their ballots this November — in the form of three stunningly odious measures to boost and redistribute government spending and divide the city along racial lines. A fourth proposal, for state voters, would greenlight $4.2 billion in yet more … Read more

Cambridge University will offer more scholarships to black students after uncovering slavery links

The University of Cambridge has pledged to increase scholarships for black British students after its slavery inquiry uncovered links to an “appalling history of abuse”. The university said it would create new postgraduate places for black British students and scholarships for postgraduate students from Africa and the Caribbean. It will also fund more research into … Read more

Wolfgang Tillmans’s Beautiful Awareness | The New Yorker

This is your first retrospective in New York. How does it feel for you to be in New York and showing in New York? I noticed, while hanging the exhibition, how present New York is in it. It was very inspiring in the mid-nineties, when I first visited and then moved here. And it was … Read more

The Price People With Hard-to-Pronounce Names Pay in the Job Market

If you’re looking for a job, it helps to have a name that rolls off the tongue. A recent working paper suggests that people with hard-to-pronounce names are about 10% less likely on average to land an academic job than those with easier-to-pronounce names. That’s because making just an extra bit of effort to figure … Read more

China and the Lore of American Manufacturing

Attachment A to the letter, citing the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN Act, was flinty and straight to the point. There were two columns: one listing job classifications, the other, the number of “impacted employees.” At the GE Lighting factory in the city of Bucyrus, in northern Ohio, the positions included unit … Read more

The short unhappy life of Elizabeth Windsor – POLITICO

To provide the United Kingdom with the monarch she felt it needed,Queen Elizabeth II sacrificed an ordinary life and the other things most of us take for granted. BY OTTO ENGLISHILLUSTRATIONS BY DAKOTA RANDALL FOR POLITICO   Otto English is the pen name used by Andrew Scott, a writer and playwright based in London.  LONDON … Read more

Off-Duty Atlanta Cop Allegedly Used Racist Slurs, Pointed Gun At Black Family

An off-duty Atlanta police officer is facing multiple charges after he allegedly shouted racist slurs and pulled a gun at a Black family during a road rage incident. Courtney Harris reported that a man later identified as Robert Malone, a white officer who resigned in July, pointed a handgun at her as the two navigated … Read more