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A woman rallies for Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Jones defeated Republican. Roy Moore who was accused of sexual misconduct. AP Photo/John Bazemore

Alabama and #MeToo’s disruptive force

The word disruption describes an upheaval of institutionalized ways of doing things. Disruptors draw few distinctions between the valuable and less-valuable features of institutions.
More and more students at Harvard are examining their admission files to try to understand how they got in. The U.S. government is also plans to examine the files as part of a discrimination case filed by 63 Asian- American groups. Shutterstock.com

Harvard students and DOJ will find answers elusive in quest to learn about admissions decisions

Students and government officials alike hope Harvard's admission files will yield clues about who gets in and why, but a Harvard researcher says their efforts will be in vain.
Only 5 percent of agricultural workers in Mexico are white, while almost 30 percent of white-collar workers are. That’s just one stat confirming that, yes, racism exists in Mexico, too. Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its ‘race-blind’ rhetoric

Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.
Researchers are taking a close look at “college promise” programs to see if they actually help more students obtain a college education. Calvste / Shutterstock.com

Design is key in college ‘promise’ programs

As more "college promise" programs are set up in the United States, researchers will be watching to see which ones do the best job at helping students realize their college dreams.