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New College of Florida’s board of trustees, including conservative activist Christopher Rufo, on the screen, lower right, at a Feb. 28, 2023, meeting at which they voted to abolish the office that handles diversity, equity and inclusion programs. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Yes, efforts to eliminate DEI programs are rooted in racism

There’s a backlash against programs that aim to reverse the effects of systemic racism in the US. A survey indicates that racism is behind that backlash.
The Dali, right, sits amid the wreckage and collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md., on April 1. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner via AP)

Human error may have contributed to the Key Bridge disaster — changing our approach to design can help reduce accidents

Human error may have contributed to the tragic accident in Baltimore harbour on March 26. Designing systems that reduce the potential for human error may help prevent future incidents.

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