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It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that bigger cities are more cosmopolitan than smaller ones. The website breaks down rankings by city size (large, midsize, small) where Lawrence ranks 139 out of 296. Even that is deceiving since many of the other small cities are suburbs within large metros with the top 4 in the DC metro area.
Posted 14 February 2018, 12:44 p.m.
In general, I agree. However, from what his brother says in the petition, he's been reporting to ICE for a while but also just had a baby. If he knows he could be deported at any time, why have a baby to exacerbate the situation?
Posted 3 February 2018, 10:10 a.m.
A study out of the Uni of Arizona concluded that illegal immigrants are twice as likely to commit crime and more likely to commit more serious crimes. Still the exception rather than the rule among illegal immigrants, but something to consider.
"Young convicts are especially likely to be undocumented immigrants. While undocumented immigrants from 15 to 35 years of age make up slightly over two percent of the Arizona population, they make up about eight percent of the prison population. Even after adjusting for the fact that young people commit crime at higher rates, young undocumented immigrants commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S. citizens. These undocumented immigrants also tend to commit more serious crimes."
Posted 3 February 2018, 10:04 a.m.
I don't see the point of viewing this solely through a racial lense. I suspect that racial disparities are relatively small compared to gender yet I can't recall reading anything about gender disparities in suspensions plaguing the district.
Posted 27 November 2017, 8:06 p.m.
The Ministry of Truth hard at work. You gave the award. Sharpen your pitchfork and condemn all you want but scrubbing history is creepy.
Posted 21 November 2017, 12:08 p.m.
What an idiot. When I was in McCollum 20 years ago, I think I paid around $500/month including meal plan. Chancellor, bundling cable and internet isn't new. KU was doing it 20 years ago!
Posted 16 November 2017, 7:31 p.m.
"The 11 speakers supporting the name change restated many of Cadue-Blackwood’s points and said renaming South would help academically engage American Indian and other minority students."
This is a silly argument. I wish it was that easy.
Posted 14 November 2017, 11:19 p.m.
No doubt racism exists, but this is a moral panic. Why are the adults ratcheting up emotions on campus instead of tempering them?
Posted 14 November 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Congrats on doing the bidding of the Russian government. They were/are using Facebook's algorithm to stir up sh** on both sides.
Posted 1 November 2017, 9:02 p.m.
"And so it is perhaps ironic that in Kansas, Trump fared best in the 2016 election in areas of the state that are most dependent on immigrant labor and international trade."
Really? Big business has taken over the meatpacking industry over the last 30 years by moving to rural areas in right-to-work states, importing cheap, illegal labor, then exploiting those workers like they did to immigrants of the early 20th century. The consequence is that community demographics have changed overnight, what used to be good-paying jobs have seen pay almost halved, and Democrats abandoned the Unions (and the working class generally). I don't think they made the right choice for president, but it isn't unreasonable or ironic to try to shake up the status quo or give it the middle finger when the status quo (both parties) isn't working for you anymore.
Posted 30 October 2017, 11:25 a.m.
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