(The Root) — Now that the Supreme Court has kicked Fisher v. University of Texas, its first major affirmative action case in a decade, back to the lower court, the outcome is still up on the air. But something that experts interviewed by The Root appear to be in agreement on is that regardless of what happens with the case, affirmative action is at a crossroads. Today even supporters of affirmative action, particularly in higher education, acknowledge that the system is far from perfect, with not nearly enough students who are in need of equal opportunity benefiting from the policy. Discussions with some of the nation's foremost experts on the subject indicate that the biggest threat to affirmative action's survival may not be the Supreme Court but the ever-changing definition of who is supposed to benefit from such programs, versus the reality of who actually is. "The scope of affirmative action originally dealt with the disenfranchisement of African Americans here in … [Read more...] about Can Affirmative Action Be Fixed?
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Midway through Beyoncé's Lemonade, the tone changes. The grinding beats and synth drops are replaced by horns, clapping, and a heavy dose of twang. Here is "Daddy Lessons," a country song for pop music listeners. Her Majesty Queen Bey rules all genres. With strong elements of folk and soul, this addictive track—which debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart—isn't cut-and-dry country music. Nevertheless, for many devoted Beyoncé fans, it's a gateway drug to previously unfamiliar category of music. These 13 country songs don't all sound the same (nor do they sound exactly like "Daddy Lessons"), but we think you're gonna like them, a lot. 1. "Fairytale" by the Pointer Sisters "We all like country music, don't we, girls?" Annie Pointer proclaims at the beginning of this 1974 performance. The Pointer Sisters' "Fairytale" is one of the most popular country songs performed by black women ever. It reached No. 13 on … [Read more...] about Obsessed with Beyoncé’s ‘Daddy Lessons?’ Here are 13 more country songs you’ll love
At E3, Microsoft said they'd launch the Xbox One in 21 countries this November. Today, they've altered that forecast a little bit, slashing it down to 13. Here's Microsoft's official Xbox blog with the news: At E3, we announced that Xbox One would be available in 21 markets around the world at launch. This was an aggressive goal and the team has been working very hard to deliver Xbox One to as many markets as possible. If you do live in one of the left-out countries, you'll be able to get a free game with your Xbox One purchase. More details to come in the future, Microsoft says. … [Read more...] about Sorry, Russia! Xbox One Will Launch In Only 13 Countries This Year
Your LinkedIn summary is the first thing anyone will see when they visit your profile, so it's important to get it right with tricks like using more than 40 words. The Daily Muse has one more: telling the reader what you want them to do next. Give them a call to action. Obviously, if you're a covert job seeker, you don't want to bust out a call to action like, "I'm actively seeking new career opportunities. Please contact me." However, you can be pretty clear on what you'd like to happen next, without outing yourself. And again, it can be engaging (and, yes, even humorous). Consider something like: "I'm always looking for a new problem to solve, so if you've got a doozy you need a hand with, feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]" It needn't be your email, of course, you could ask the reader to reach out to you on LinkedIn or any other social network too. The point is to give them a clear line of action so that they aren't left wondering what is the best thing to do … [Read more...] about Include a Call to Action in Your LinkedIn Summary
At MWC in Barcelona today, AT&T announced that it will offer 4G LTE data roaming in 13 more countries, including the trade show's host country of Spain. AT&T launched LTE data roaming in Canada and the U.K. in December, and it will now be available in Spain, France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong, and Antigua, and Barbuda. "AT&T is committed to providing its customers a wider global footprint to enjoy LTE data speeds," the company said in a news release, which said AT&T has agreements for LTE roaming in more than 200 countries. A new AT&T International Travel app, meanwhile, will make it easier to monitor wireless use while abroad. It's available now for iOS and Android, and displays info like current international roaming packages, estimated data and messaging usage, and alerts about impending data caps. It also includes FAQs about international roaming, as well as one-click calling to AT&T's … [Read more...] about AT&T Extends 4G LTE Roaming to 13 Countries