Tackling Diversity in a Majority White Connecticut Suburb

The affluent New York City suburb of Westport, Connecticut is 97 percent white. The annual high school essay contest chose the topic of white privilege. The diversity council made national news for a high school essay contest on white privilege – uprooting the council’s quiet existence and questioning the purpose of diversity organizations. Some community members say it’s just what the town needs. Emily Dugdale has the story.

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25 Years After Rodney King, A Look At Race in the United States

On March 3rd, 1991, Los Angeles police were filmed brutally beating an African American during an arrest. His name was Rodney King. The video caused widespread outrage, and led to the LA riots a year later.

To mark the 25th anniversary of this turning point in race relations in the country, I spoke with Melina Abdullah, a Professor of African-American studies at California State University. She still remembers when she first heard the news.

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India Reinforces Army Forces on its Border with China

A few weeks ago, the Indian government announced that it would increase the armed forces surveilling its Tibetan border by approximately 25% by the end of 2015.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police is in charge of guarding the frontier with China, and was created in 1962 after a war opposing the two countries.

This new Indian deployment of armed forces comes only a few weeks before Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is expected to visit the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Regarding the controversial territory of Tibet, India and China remain friendly, but cautious.

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