Tag: Discrimination

Nonfiction: In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. Captures the History and Images of the Fraught Years After the Civil War

STONY THE ROAD Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim CrowBy Henry Louis Gates Jr. The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president seemed to come from some place other than America, as though the white nationalism, the sexism, the meanness of spirit belonged to some hateful foreign country. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s “Stony […]

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‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’

Northern San Diego County is a scientific mecca, home to some of the world’s leading biotech companies, renowned research institutions and a world-class university. But the Salk Institute for Biological Research, perched on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, is distinguished even among its neighbors. Jonas Salk founded the institution in 1963 […]

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Modi’s Campaign of Fear and Prejudice

The campaign for the votes of 900 million Indians in the continuing national elections — being conducted in seven phases from April 11 to May 23 — has taken a rancorous and religiously polarized tenor, which is unprecedented even for India. Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, is leading the campaign for his governing […]

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In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

Three years ago, Siddamma’s mother-in-law developed pale patches on her arms. But Siddamma, 32, did not get along with her, and did not pry. A year or so later, she noticed that her husband had similar marks on his back — but he was on a rare visit home from herding goats, so she was […]

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Anti-Zionists Deserve Free Speech

The Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, was supposed to be on a speaking tour of the United States this week, with stops at N.Y.U.’s Washington campus and at Harvard. He was going to attend his daughter’s wedding in Texas. I had plans to interview him […]

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Has Germany Forgotten the Lessons of the Nazis?

BERLIN — The reunification of Germany, in 1990, was a moment of exalted pride for the postwar federal republic. After decades of warning that a united country would resurrect the horrors of the 20th century, its neighbors and allies, many of them former battlefield foes, came around to accept and even welcome it. That’s in […]

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Trump Refuses to Renominate Obama’s Pick for U.N. Committee on Racism, Won’t Name Replacement

Image: Getty Images With a legacy built on undoing progress at every turn, this latest move seems in line with Trump’s established pattern of behavior. Not that it makes it any less ridiculous. Following Trump’s decision to pull the country from the U.N.’s Human Rights Council last June over a so-called “anti-Israel bias,” Trump has […]

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Under Modi, a Hindu Nationalist Surge Has Further Divided India

NEW DELHI — In the machine tools market in the catacombs of Old Delhi, Muslims dominate the business stalls. But at night, they say, they are increasingly afraid to walk alone. And when they talk politics, their voices drop to a whisper. “I could be lynched right now and nobody would do anything about it,” […]

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A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The news last month that only seven black students were offered seats at Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most selective public high school, incited a national uproar about merit, race and class in education. This week, officials said […]

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Editorial Observer: How A.I. Is Changing Insurance

A smartphone app that measures when you brake and accelerate in your car. The algorithm that analyzes your social media accounts for risky behavior. The program that calculates your life expectancy using your Fitbit. This isn’t speculative fiction — these are real technologies being deployed by insurance companies right now. Last year, the life insurance […]

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At War: I Thought I Could Serve as an Openly Gay Man in the Army. Then Came the Death Threats.

[For more stories about the experiences and costs of war, sign up for the weekly At War newsletter.] The sergeant and I stared at each other for a moment as the office door shut. I’m certain the expression on my face mirrored the pale, shaken one I saw on his. Only seconds earlier, we both […]

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Pay Gap for Men and Women Grew at Many British Employers, Report Shows

Businesses in Britain came under criticism this week as a new report showed that the gap between salaries for men and women had widened at about 40 percent of the companies that reported, and that the majority of employers were still paying men more than women. The report was a disappointment for some advocates of […]

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Anti-Semitism Is Back, From the Left, Right and Islamist Extremes. Why?

BERLIN — Swastikas daubed on a Jewish cemetery in France. An anti-Semitic political campaign by Hungary’s far-right government. Labour lawmakers in Britain quitting their party and citing ingrained anti-Semitism. A Belgian carnival float caricatures Orthodox Jews sitting on bags of money. And that was just the past few months. The accumulated incidents in Europe and […]

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A Teacher Is Fired Over a Topless Selfie, Stirring a Debate Over Gender Equity

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When a middle-school teacher was called to her principal’s office in January over a seminude photo that a student had obtained, she was confident the picture was not of her. The teacher, Lauren Miranda, 25, said she had never […]

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Brunei Introduces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex and Adultery

A harsh new criminal law in Brunei — which includes death by stoning for sex between men or for adultery, and amputation of limbs for theft — went into effect on Wednesday, despite an international outcry from other countries, rights groups, celebrities, and students. Brunei, a tiny monarchy on the island of Borneo in Southeast […]

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in her words: Womansplaining the Pay Gap

CreditErrol F. Richardson You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “Unequal pay hurts women. It hurts their families. And it hurts us all.” — Lilly Ledbetter, whose lawsuit against the Goodyear Tire & Rubber […]

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