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Battling racial bias at Harvard

Education | A lawsuit challenges the Ivy League school’s limits on Asian-American applicants
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/20/18, 03:53 pm

Efforts to expunge racial discrimination in higher education usually focus on increasing the number of minority groups on campus, but not at Harvard.

The nation’s premier Ivy League school has spent decades trying to limit the number of Asian-American students on campus, an effort critics say effectively blocks them from future influence in the powerful U.S. public and private institutions where Harvard’s graduates often land.

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Standing in place

Culture | A viral video about privilege isn’t loving toward anybody
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/12/18, 03:30 am

Loving your neighbor, and thus fulfilling the Great Commandment, requires the proper diagnosis. If your neighbor is hungry, give him food (James 2:15-16). If he is idle, admonish him (1 Thessalonians 5:14). If he is fainthearted, encourage him (5:14). If he is weak, help him (5:14). If he is doing good, commend him (2 Corinthians 12:11).

I rehearse these basics as a preface to discussing a four-minute viral video sent to me, which at first blush seems like love, until you question the diagnosis.

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Blended worship

Documentary | 11AM calls churches to take the lead in racial reconciliation
by Megan Basham
Posted 5/10/18, 03:02 pm

With recent events like those in Ferguson and Charlottesville, Christian leaders from Russell Moore to John Piper have encouraged believers to repent of the passivity that has prevented us from being the light we should be in this period of resurgent racial strife. How Christians with different skin colors can do a better job loving one another is the question on which the documentary 11AM: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour seeks to shed light.

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