Education

Here's what eighth graders can teach us about perpetuating stereotypes

Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."

Education

A professor's tweets lead to a debate on race and free speech

In the middle of graduation season, a free speech debate is playing out online — and on campus — at New England's largest university. Racially charged tweets from an incoming Boston University professor are raising questions about whether academics in the public eye should have the right to share their private opinions on social media.

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