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There are racial disparities among those on the waitlist for a kidney transplant – and they tend to benefit whites over people of color. That’s one of the findings of a new study from Yale.

We Have A Language Problem

Mar 29, 2019
The Tower of Babel, depicted by Renaissance painter Pieter Breugel, figures in a Genesis story that seeks to explain why there are different languages spoken throughout the world.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder circa 1563-1565 / Public domain

Every night, I cuddle with my preschooler and I tell him he’s my prince. Not just my prince — “Mera shehaazda.”

Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing social media giant Facebook for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act.

HUD says Facebook does so by "encouraging, enabling and causing housing discrimination" when it allows companies that use their platform to improperly shield who can see certain housing ads.

Worshippers gather at the Berlin, Connecticut, mosque for prayers on Friday, March 15.
Ryan Lindsay / Connecticut Public Radio

In our look back at the week's news, several interfaith services were held in New England after the mosque shootings in New Zealand. In Connecticut, a group of mosques has been talking about safety, including asking local police for increased patrols.

The Smith College campus in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Patrick Giblin / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/inkyhack

 

A recent survey conducted by Smith College found that only a meager 3 percent of students identify as “conservative.” From over 1,000 respondents, only two identified as “very conservative.”

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