Thursday, October 7, 1999

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  • Letters From Robben Island: An Interview with Leading Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathadra

    South Africa this week began a lengthy trial against the man known in South Africa as "Dr. Death," who masterminded an apartheid-era germ and chemical warfare campaign against black South Africans. The trial against Wouter Basson, which is expected to last up to two years, includes charges ranging from 200 murders to drug dealing and fraud.

  • Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality

    Despite government assurances of a strong U.S. economy and a robust stock market, many Americans remain jobless or are stuck in low-paying jobs. According to a five-year study conducted in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit and Los Angeles, race still continues to play a significant role in the success of Americans, from jobs to education to housing. The Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, which was released last week, concluded that racial stereotypes and attitudes heavily influence the job market, with African Americans at the bottom.

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