Civil Rights: Funding Fights and Making it Right with Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates explains how the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and housing and mortgage discrimination trapped African-Americans in poverty. Plus: David Garcia-Rosen, founder of the Small Schools Athletic League, contends that small NYC high schools are shortchanged when it comes to sports funding.  

What's Behind Those Third Party Ballot Lines

In New York State, party politics go beyond Democrats and Republicans. The Working Families Party is considering running a progressive challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo, and will decide at the party convention this weekend. The Governor has already accepted the nomination of the Independence Party. Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, explains why New York State's ballots have candidates run on multiple lines, and what it means for voters, the candidates, and our democracy.

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Minorities Shortchanged in School Sports?

“It’s either malfeasance or mismanagement," says Small Schools Athletic League founder David Garcia-Rosen. "The reality is that students of color and English language learners have way less access to high school sports in New York City than their white counterparts."

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations

The Atlantic writer tracks the pervasive legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and housing discrimination.

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The Right to be Forgotten

Danny Hakim, European economic correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his reporting on a European court ruling that said large Internet companies must consider individuals' requests to remove unflattering or private digital trails of them from the web.

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Brian Lehrer Live

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them, including Alan Alda on Einstein; our 2013 Maya Angelou interview; and the new NYC Sanitation Commissioner.

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