East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different traditions she was able to experience the differences between the two cultures first-hand.

Drawing from her own experience Yang Liu created minimalistic visualizations using simple symbols and shapes to convey just how different the two cultures are.

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U. of Florida Official Says Being White Cost Him His Job

Dana H. Peterson is a white man who denies common ideological ground with white men who complain about affirmative action. It is understandable, therefore, that Mr. Peterson worries about being misunderstood where he now finds himself, as the plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging that his status as a white man cost him his job.

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The Hidden History of a Substantial Minority ‘Latino Americans,’ a Six-Hour PBS Documentary

Have you ever heard about the American pilot who took off from an aircraft carrier on Dec. 7, 1941, for a routine check of its next port, Pearl Harbor? His last words were a desperate “Hold your fire” message, just before he was shot down — no one is sure by which side — as one of the first American casualties of World War II. That was Ensign Manuel Gonzales, as viewers will learn through “Latino Americans,” an important and enlightening three-part, six-hour PBS documentary that begins on Tuesday night.

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Digital Education Shouldn’t Bypass Disabled

“AS STUDENTS return to school this fall, most will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual environments, on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars to bring into the classroom. Yet many of these resources will be needlessly discriminatory. What would happen if an institution constructed a new state-of-the-art building but neglected to make it accessible to the disabled?”

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“Black and Latino Workers Less Likely to Have Access to Retirement Plans”

“Employed Black workers lag slightly behind employed whites in terms of the share of full-time workers who work for employers that offer a retirement plan (62.4 percent vs. 68.5 percent). Employed Latino workers are most disadvantaged in terms of workplace retirement plan access (43.1 percent).”

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