4 Diversity Lessons from Crazy Rich Asians 

Reeling off of box office gold, the all Asian cast showed Hollywood the potential for diverse casting. Now it's available on demand. The movie, Crazy Rich Asians, is also an opportunity to re-examine approaches to fairness and inclusion within the legal profession, especially as they relate to Asians.  The movie offers a sliver into the …

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The Counter on Being American

As I was arriving at my parents' home for Thanksgiving yesterday, I had the opportunity to pick up the recent TIME issue and read the cover story. (Don't worry I wasn't driving and reading.) And it was the first time in my life I read a TIME story that was written FOR me instead of …

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The Failures of Early Warnings: NYC Commute from Hell to the Paradise Inferno Run-for-Your-Life

Yesterday I arrived at JFK. The day before an early winter storm shut down the city. This is a city that is preparing for climate change and acknowledges that it exists. Yet the city's public works and transportion officials are unable to find an immediate solution. It may be called "the new abnormal." If this …

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Prison sentences and stays increasing in Florida despite drop in crime

The Florida Bar News has an article in the November 15th edition about how the drop in crime does not reflect decreases in prison populations and declines in prison rates. I'm not going to link to the article, because the article does not mention the word "race." The Florida Bar can dish out the data, …

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Keystone XL Pipeline Blocked in Court

A federal judge has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, The Hill reports: In a major victory for environmentalists and indigenous rights groups, Judge Brian Morris of the District Court for the District of Montana overturned President Trump’s permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, which the president signed shortly after taking office last year. Morris’s ruling repeatedly faulted …

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