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    For generations segregation has taken its toll on American cities. Baltimore is a prime example of a city whose landscape is still affected by racist housing policies instituted decades ago. Three different exclusionary tactics were used by white Baltimore citizens over the past two centuries....
    The title flickers, oscillating between Charm City and Harm City.  Indicative of initial ambivalence in characterizing Baltimore, Marilyn Ness’ documentary ultimately reveals the often unspoken, yet powerful, community engagement present in Baltimore.   In the opening scene, we meet the founder...
    Central to the idea of democracy is the belief that the government is guided by the will of the people. The stability of democracies therefore depends on individuals recognizing that their will does not always agree with the will of the people. There may be protests, demonstrations, and...
    17 octobre, 2018 · Samuel Richter
    By now, you’ve probably heard about the decline of cursive or the fall of the analogue clock. The standard narrative is that these once-necessary skills have become unimportant in the age of technology. However, this narrative is too simplistic to explain the changes. Indeed, it seems like the...
    Turn left and you enter a hallway: one filled with the cheerful laughs, serious conversations, excited screams, and natural chaos of a middle school cafeteria.  This sense of joyful cacophony is initially familiar and nostalgic, a marker of the childhood experience. However, if you walk further...
    10 avril, 2018 · Henry Salem
    This week, over 3,000 Google employees have signed a petition which protests the company’s involvement in a Pentagon war program which incorporates artificial intelligence to reduce human error and increase accuracy in military drone strikes. While nowhere near a majority of Google’s 70,000...
    10 avril, 2018 · Isaac Adlerstein
    When my great grandfather, Icek, was liberated from the Wöbbelin concentration camp on May 2nd, 1945, he was not even eighteen years old. Yet, he had experienced more loss, endured more pain, and seen more death than a person could experience in several lifetimes. He had no family. His mother,...
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