equality

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue December 2, 2014

'All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race And Politics From Boston To Brooklyn' By Jason Sokol

  

  The Northeastern United States—home to abolitionism and a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow South—has had a long and celebrated history of racial equality and political liberalism. After World War II, the region appeared poised to continue this legacy, electing black politicians and rallying behind black athletes and cultural leaders. However, as historian Jason Sokol reveals in All Eyes Are Upon Us, these achievements obscured the harsh reality of a region driven by segregation and deep-seated racism.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

"Degrees Of Inequality" By Suzanne Mettler

  America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates.

Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled.

In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Ideas Matter - Created Equal

We are very happy to continue our weekly feature Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Herbert London: The Inequality Hoax

The continued refrain from the Obama administration is that they are engaged in a struggle against inequality. This may sound good for the denizens of class warfare, but in fact, it is a claim without substance.

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The Roundtable - Equality Series
9:04 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Will We Ever Learn?: The Struggle for Equality One Group at a Time - Part 3

It can be said a confluence of challenges has led to a fraying of the social contract, as Americans seem to be losing faith in the ability of our systems of government to deal with even the most tractable problems.

However, history teaches that if the challenges we face today are to be resolved, we must find ways to reach consensus on the underlying causes of the problems and develop responses to them grounded in the best available information and in mutual trust and collaboration. This morning we welcome two distinguished guests who have been doing just that.

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The Roundtable - Equality Series
9:06 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Will We Ever Learn?: The Struggle for Equality One Group at a Time - Part 2

This is part two of our project -“Will We Ever Learn: The Struggle for Equality One Group at a Time.”

Partial support for this project comes from Mass Humanities, State-Based Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Mass Humanities grant is part of their initiative - Crisis, Community, and Civic Culture.

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The Roundtable - Equality Series
9:04 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Will We Ever Learn?: The Struggle for Equality One Group at a Time - Part 1

This is part one of our grant project “Will We Ever Learn?: The Struggle for Equality One Group at a Time.”

Partial support for this project comes from Mass Humanities, State-Based Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Mass Humanities grant is part of their initiative - Crisis, Community, and Civic Culture.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri September 21, 2012

The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

In the 1960s, Lynn Povich worked at Newsweek — where she became part of a revolution. At that time, women were hired to deliver mail, clip newspapers, and, if they were lucky, became researchers or fact checkers. All of the writers and reporters were men.