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.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.