From the Wires: AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts

From the Wires: AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts

Birgit Pauli-Haack  

A group of young Afghan women in Kabul have taken up Japanese jujitsu, a martial arts form that dates back centuries. They dream of someday competing on the international level. In many ways, jujitsu seems an ideal sport for women in Afghanistan, where gender discrimination…
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Mounting Documentation of Systemic Racial Bias of US Judicial System

Mounting Documentation of Systemic Racial Bias of US Judicial System

Birgit Pauli-Haack  

Bill Gates wrote on his post 5 Books for a lousy year: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. Like many white people, I’ve tried to deepen my understanding of systemic racism in recent months. Alexander’s book offers an…
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