FROM Walter Gilliam
Racial profiling of preschoolers? Civil rights leaders complain about people arrested for “driving while black.” Now, there’s a disturbing new study of being black -- while going to pre-school. Photo: US Army It may surprise you that almost 7000 American children are suspended, or even expelled, every year from pre-schools. It turn out that black kids are three and a half times more likely to suffer than fate than white kids. Walter Gilliam is Professor of Psychology at Yale University , who turned his attention from the kids to their teachers. Special thanks to Tena Rubio for production assistance.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?