February marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Festivities in Chinatowns’ across the five boroughs said goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcomed the Pig. As celebrations wind down, Shannon Lin takes a look at how the Chinese Zodiac affects birth rates in the Asian community. Check out your Zodiac sign below: […]
The New York City Fire Department is again facing accusations of racial discrimination. A class action lawsuit filed on December 1st claims, when it comes to hiring and promoting certain workers, the department discriminates based on race. Jennifer Sigl reports.
The American political division has become extreme. You can even see it in places like the Amazon bestseller’s list. Recently topping the list: 1984, the dystopian novel of a totalitarian political regime, and Dangerous, the upcoming memoir by former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos. When Simon & Schuster announced it had acquired the rights to Yiannopoulos’ book, there was an immediate firestorm. Bestselling author Roxane Gay cut ties with the imprint and the Chicago Review of Books declared it wouldn’t review any Simon & Schuster books for as long as it worked with the author. Rebecca Scott has more on how the publishing industry caters to a divided America as an industry that relies on the patron dollars of both.
Police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray are facing criminal charges in Baltimore. The city has seen marches all week. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, the author of “Letters to my Black Sons: Raising Boys in Post-Racial America,” joined the protests alongside her two sons, aged 12 and 14.
Black girls in New York City public schools are being suspended at 10 times the rate of white girls according to a report released this month. This has been blamed on a set of education policies known as zero tolerance discipline. Joe Sykes visited one school where they do things a little differently