Personhood: Curiouser and curiouser!

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What’s a person?  It seems like it should be obvious who is a person and who is not.  Show a five year old some pictures: a white baby, an African American woman, a document of incorporation, a couple of magnified cells, a dog – and ask her to identify the people among them.  She’d probably […]

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Asian Americans: Is Yellow the New White?

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Asian Americans are seemingly well positioned these days, having surpassed white households in income and wealth levels. At least that’s the current story, repeatedly presented in the media. But is it true?  Is yellow really the new “in” color, the race most likely to succeed?

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Payroll Tax Holiday or Horror Show?

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President Obama and Congressional Democrats want to extend the payroll tax “holiday” for another year, which would allow workers at all income levels to continue to pay the 4.2 percent rate instead of the 6.2 percent payroll tax they paid before 2011.

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