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Crossposted from Attackerman. Over at the Chronicle of Higher Education blog, a newly completed, decades-long study shows that children who grew up in a home with 500 or more books stay in school three years longer than kids whose parents only had a few books, and that children whose parents have lots of books are Read More

There’s been a lot of upheaval in the purely conceptual PostBourgie offices in the last few weeks. Shani is heading back to DC next month start a new gig as the associate editor at CampusProgress.org in DC. But also! Jamelle, our resident policy wonk, is heading over to The American Prospect as a writing fellow, Read More

The website RaceBox.org has compiled a list of census forms stretching back to the country’s infancy, and it offers a fascinating look at how ideas about racial classification have evolved over time. [via MetaFilter.]

It seems that segregation is making it’s way back into New Orleans’ public schools: Three out of five schools are dominated by minorities with fewer than 30 percent of their attendees being white. Of those schools, 84 percent of them are considered “very high poverty schools,” where more than 75 percent of students qualify for Read More

Last night, Brokey and I were attempting to one-up each other by pointing out cheesy, hackneyed displays of Afrocentricity. (You know what we mean: that dreadlocked-Jesus-on-the-cross-ass stuff.) I offered up this. She countered with this. I came back with this. And she came back with …well, see for yourself. “Wtf is goin on there??!” she Read More

Earlier this week, the FBI reported that crime was down across the country last year despite the faltering economy and rising unemployment. Over at TAPPED, Adam Serwer has a post that does a good job explaining why the commonly held idea that prolonged downturns lead to spikes in crime is off base: UCLA professor Mark Read More

[cross-posted from TAPPED] Via RaceWire, Gov. Jan Brewer released the above video to address the pseudo-controversy over the officials who hadn’t read the law but nevertheless criticized it, like Eric Holder and former Arizona governor and current head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. On the one hand, I’m sympathetic to requiring people to be familiar Read More

cross-posted from TAPPED The Fooducate Blog breaks down one of the ways in which food companies try to market a product that is fundamentally unhealthy, or at least neutral, with dubious health claims. The product they highlight is Vitamin Water, usually found in the same refrigerated bins as the power drinks people associate with exercise and Read More