UCLA study claims to prove Trump‘s racial bias on immigration

UCLA study claims to prove Trump‘s racial bias on immigration

(Law & Crime) Students at UCLA published a report that studied President Donald Trump‘s tweets and speeches over the course of more than two years, explaining how his language shows an anti-immigrant bias and “false narrative.” The study was filed in court along with an amicus brief by 15 state attorneys supporting a lawsuit in favor of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Earlier this year, President Trump repealed DACA, […]

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Never underestimate the power of an editor

Never underestimate the power of an editor

James T. Fields was born Dec. 31, 1817. His father was a sea captain and died before Fields was three. James T. Fields became the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, 1862-1870, where he became friends with the most notable writers of his day, including: William Wordsworth William Makepeace Thackeray Charles Dickens Nathaniel Hawthorne Herman Melville Ralph Waldo Emerson Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. James Russell Lowell After James T. Fields’s death, […]

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Teacher fired over images of classical art with nudity

Teacher fired over images of classical art with nudity

(Associated Press) A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and seen by sixth-graders, a newspaper reported. Mateo Rueda said he wasn’t aware that a set of educational postcards from the elementary school library contained a few works depicting nudity when he handed them out during a lesson, the Herald Journal newspaper said Thursday. He removed the […]

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India: From brutal Muslim butchery to global superpower

India: From brutal Muslim butchery to global superpower

Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God’s great judgment seat. – wrote Rudyard Kipling in “Ballad of East and West.” India was called the “Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire.” Since ancient times, India had approximately 20 percent of the world’s population, speaking over 1,000 different languages and dialects. India drew its name […]

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Built to last: Former LAUSD Supt. Roy Romer, 89, surveys $20-billion school construction effort

Built to last: Former LAUSD Supt. Roy Romer, 89, surveys $20-billion school construction effort

Former Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer gave an A+ to the polished cement under his feet this month at the newly constructed Maywood Center for Enriched Studies. The cement had the sheen of the tile flooring that is common in most schools, but it should last much longer and cost less to maintain. “That is one of the things we learned as we built,” Romer said. Romer pushed through […]

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Nancy White, Hillsborough teacher for 59 years and HCC journalism legend, dead at 94

Nancy White, Hillsborough teacher for 59 years and HCC journalism legend, dead at 94

TAMPA — When Maurna Williams first met professor Nancy G. White, she found her a bit intimidating. “Until you became part of the family,’’ said Williams, a student at the time. “You think, ‘This is a tough teacher,’ but once she wraps her arms around you, you’re part of the family.’’ Students got into the family through a commitment to make something of themselves, said Williams, who now serves as […]

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Woman killed by hit-and-run driver was bride in fairy tale skid row marriage

Woman killed by hit-and-run driver was bride in fairy tale skid row marriage

Cynthia Szukala endured hardship and homelessness before she was killed by a hit-and-run driver. But family and friends say her life was defined more by a bright outlook and generosity. The 69-year-old also achieved brief notoriety as a . Szukala died when a tractor-trailer struck her outside her motor home in Boyle Heights. This week, detectives asked for the public’s help in finding the driver, who sped from the scene. […]

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