India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure
Education has been sold in India as a route to national greatness. It is expected to “socially uplift” the poor, transform society and turn the country into an economic powerhouse. But in countries like ours where intergenerational social and economic inequalities are entrenched, education on its own changes very little. It mostly reproduces the inequalities.
Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms
The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants, who say the Ivy League college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The DOJ also said last year it would investigate a May 2015 complaint filed against Harvard by a coalition of Asian-American groups.
Jacques Kallis has said he is embarrassed to be a South African after the government banned four sports federations from bidding for international tournaments for not picking enough black players
Where has this quota politics, which Nitish Kumar is practicing, taken us? Quality and efficiency have become big casualties.
The Rajasthan experience shows that if Jats elsewhere get included among OBCs,dominant castes currently enjoying reservation may become restless, creating social and political churn.
The heat and dust raised by the film Aarakshan shows that we are not even ready to look at better options on how to improve the conditions of our most victimised sections.