“Diversity seems to trigger not in-group/out-group division, but anomie or social isolation,” Putnam writes… “In colloquial language, people living in ethnically diverse settings appear to ‘hunker down’ — that is, to pull in like a turtle.
“At TED Global 2007, I witnessed one small skirmish in a larger ideological conflict between those who believe that Africa needs more and better international aid, and those who think entrepreneurialism and technology will lift the continent out of povert
“Forget whether LeBron James is the next Michael Jordan. The more interesting question is whether he can be the next Warren Buffett. .. he has stated a desire to be the first billionaire athlete.”
“The Chinese don’t get creativity, right? Sure, they can stamp out a widget, or knock off a DVD, but when it comes to imagination, they just don’t have the gene. Well, keep telling yourself that.”
“In recent years, the Bush administration has recast the federal government’s role in civil rights by aggressively pursuing religion-oriented cases while significantly diminishing its involvement in the traditional area of race.”
“made the law even more biased against Asian families by further eliminating consideration of petitions already filed for married adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens – over 60 percent of the visas in these categories went to Asian family members
White supremacist group launches smear campaign against the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Washington DC, claiming it’s a terrorist organization.
“An American-Muslim group says incidents of hate crimes and other discrimination against Muslims in the United States are on the rise. The group said Muslims especially face delays in their efforts to attain U.S. citizenship. VOA’s Stephanie Ho reports fr
“According to the 2005 London Annual Business Survey black-owned businesses are more likely to be run by women than businesses in other groups. This is despite the many significant barriers that black women face when entering the labour market.”
“the existence of a security videotape showing the woman writhing for 45 minutes on the floor of the emergency room lobby and the public release this week of two 911 calls in which witnesses unsuccessfully pleaded with sheriff’s dispatchers for help.”