Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo

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CEO Sundar Pichai says internal document that criticised efforts to promote women and under-represented minorities is contrary to our basic values Google reportedly fired a software engineer on Monday after a in a memo to employees. It is contrary to our basic values and our code of conduct. The firing of the memos author, who […]

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South Koreas inequality paradox: long life, good health and poverty

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How is it possible that a country responsible for impressive gains in healthcare and nutrition finds itself with nearly half its older citizens living in relative poverty? Earlier this year, an international team of scientists published in the Lancet, marked the first time average lifespans for men or women anywhere in the world have exceeded […]

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‘A violence no autopsy can reveal’: the deadly cost of India’s campus prejudice

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Many Dalit students regard university as a place of ridicule and abuse. Amrit Dhillon investigates the aftermath of two suicides and asks: is it time to make campus caste discrimination a criminal offence? Vikas Kumar Moola has been troubled by two questions ever since his best friend Muthu Krishnan, a postgraduate history student at lowest […]

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The healthcare gap: how can a child die of toothache in the US?

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The long read: When a 12-year-old boy lost his life as a result of an untreated tooth abscess in Maryland in 2007, his story revealed how hard it can be for people on low incomes to get the dental care they are entitled to On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named […]

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At LA airport’s new private terminal, the rich can watch normal people suffer

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LAXs mega-exclusive terminal has beds, massages, and an iPad to watch people slog through the main airport. But the manager denies its about inequality The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airports (LAX) new LAX each year. There they process thousands of people at a time, theyre barking. Its loud. Here its very, very lovely, […]

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