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Topic: race

Throughout the event, titled “From the Streets to the Newsroom: Reporting on Race,” both panelists harkened back to themes of truth and race in the media.

News, University News

CNN’s Sara Sidner, New York Times’s John Eligon discuss reporting on race

June 15, 2021 2 comments

Earlier this year in January, CNN correspondent Sara Sidner broke down crying on live television after reporting about COVID-19’s impact on minority communities from California.

The event was part of the University's "'Race &' in America series," which hosts Brown scholars to analyze and discuss the history and effects of racism in the United States.

News, University News

‘Race & Genetics’ panel unpacks racism, misconceptions in field

March 24, 2021 0 comments

“You’re always going to have people who look to science to justify racism and skepticism,” said C. Brandon Ogbunu, a Yale assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. “Our job as scientists is to make (skeptics) have to be more and more magical about the way that they get there.” […]

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

October 8, 2020 0 comments

In late August, I rode the train — the light rail — through Minneapolis. Collapsed buildings, piles of rubble and boarded-up stores blurred past my window. Minneapolis, which I had known for a decade, was a city that I had never seen before: It was ravaged.

For Davis, “Untangling a Red, White and Black Heritage” fits within an academic trend that highlights racial complexities in US history.

Metro, News

Davis talks importance of untangling US racial history

March 11, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Artist, writer and scholar Darnella Davis grew up in a family of Indigenous, Black and white descent. My family included everybody,” she told the audience of a Tuesday evening lecture called “Why Untangling Our Red, White and Black Heritage Matters.”

Arnold MA’19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

Op-eds, Opinions

Arnold MA’19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

March 9, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Recently, I participated in a screening of the film “Black Like Me.” The event was hosted at Brown University’s Manning Chapel by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.

The University supported Harvard’s admission policy following the 2018 amicus brief. Now, the University plans to review the written ruling by judge Allison D. Burroughs.

News, University News

Federal court upholds Harvard’s race-conscious admissions

October 2, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy yesterday, temporarily ending a court challenge to the practice. Harvard was accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in a lawsuit brought by Students for Fair Admissions…

Metro Roundup, Feb. 26

Metro Roundup, Feb. 26

February 26, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Providence-Warwick has highest per capita donut ratio in the nation The Providence-Warwick metro area has the highest doughnut per capita ratio of any metro area in the United States, according to a new ranking from BestPlaces. With 23.25 shops per 100,000 people, Providence-Warwick was closely followed by Worcester and the […]

University fellow Richard Rothstein spoke about the complicated and long-lasting effects of local, state and federal government policies in segregating residential communities throughout the United States.

News, University News

Historian discusses segregation, urban development

January 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Richard Rothstein, a Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, discussed the idea that federal, state and local government policies have segregated metropolitan areas into racially homogeneous neighborhoods and potential government remedies during a talk at the University Thursday.

U. files brief supporting Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy

News, University News

U. files brief supporting Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy

August 19, 2018 5 comments

Harvard is currently being sued by the organization Students for Fair Admissions for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants.

Op-eds, Opinions

Carroll ’21: What the Super Bowl riots can teach us about race in America

February 20, 2018 1 comment

On the night of Super Bowl Sunday, football fans took to the streets of Philadelphia after the Eagles pulled off a historic upset in Super Bowl LII, bringing the team their first championship title.