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Video online of Kamala Harris calling young people ‘stupid’ is missing context

The claim: Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris called young voters “stupid”

The 2020 election season is in full swing and Joe Biden has selected his running mate. His choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., may have been in part due her potential appeal to women, people of color and young voters.

An Aug. 12 Reuters poll found Harris was popular with 62% of voters under age 35. (Biden’s standing with the same group was at 60% of those voters in the same survey).

But an Aug 12. Facebook post by conservative political organization ForAmerica insinuates Harris might not be an asset for the Biden campaign with young voters after all.

“What do we know about this population, 18-24? They are stupid,” Harris tells a laughing audience in the video clip posted to the social network. “That is why we put them in dormitories and they have a resident assistant. They

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This 17th Century Scientist Discovered the Cell. I Discovered His Missing Portrait.

Mary Beale via The Conversation
Mary Beale via The Conversation

Groundbreaking discoveries in science often come with two iconic images, one representing the breakthrough and the other, the discoverer. For example, the page from Darwin’s notebook sketching the branching pattern of evolution often accompanies a portrait of Darwin in his early years when the notebook was written. Likewise the drawing of the orbits of the moons of Jupiter often accompanies a portrait of Galileo.

Another groundbreaking discovery in science was the discovery of the cell by Robert Hooke (1635-1703). The iconic image of the breakthrough, published in the first scientific bestseller, 1665’s “Micrographia,” is an etching of the cells that make up a piece of cork. It’s sliced two ways—across the grain and along the grain, showing not only the cells but also their polarity. However, there is no image of Hooke himself.

The absence of any contemporary portrait of Hooke stands out because he

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The mystery of the missing portrait of Robert Hooke, 17th-century scientist extraordinaire

<span class="caption">Known as Mary Beale's 'Portrait of a Mathematician,' could the circa 1680 painting depict Hooke?</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://research.tamu.edu/2019/10/02/has-an-am-biologist-found-one-of-the-holy-grails-of-science-history/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mary Beale">Mary Beale</a>, <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CC BY">CC BY</a></span>
Known as Mary Beale’s ‘Portrait of a Mathematician,’ could the circa 1680 painting depict Hooke? Mary Beale, CC BY

Groundbreaking discoveries in science often come with two iconic images, one representing the breakthrough and the other, the discoverer. For example, the page from Darwin’s notebook sketching the branching pattern of evolution often accompanies a portrait of Darwin in his early years when the notebook was written. Likewise the drawing of the orbits of the moons of Jupiter often accompanies a portrait of Galileo.

Original etching of cells from a piece of cork
Original etching of cells from a piece of cork

Another groundbreaking discovery in science was the discovery of the cell by Robert Hooke (1635-1703). The iconic image of the breakthrough, published in the first scientific bestseller, 1665’s “Micrographia,” is an etching of the cells that make up a piece of cork. It’s sliced two ways – across the grain and along the grain, showing not only the

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Case of teen jailed for missing online classwork shows how schools and courts oppress Black students

While school districts all over the country grapple with how to best educate youth this upcoming academic year during a global pandemic, one Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center with no prospect of returning to in-person or remote learning anytime soon. The 15-year-old, identified only as Grace, has been in jail since May because she violated the terms of her probation by not completing her online coursework, according to a new report co-authored by ProPublica Illinois and the Detroit Free Press.

Grace, who is Black and has diagnosed ADHD, was on probation for fighting with her mom and stealing a cellphone from a classmate. After her school transitioned to remote learning on April 15, Grace said she felt unmotivated and overwhelmed by the work for her school, located in the predominantly white community of Beverly Hills, Mich.

That’s true of many students displaced from their schools, but, calling

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Teen jailed for missing online classwork shows how schools and courts oppress Black students

While school districts all over the country grapple with how to best educate youth this upcoming academic year during a global pandemic, one Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center with no prospect of returning to in-person or remote learning any time soon. The 15-year-old, only identified as Grace, has been in jail since May because she violated the terms of her probation by not completing her online coursework, according to a new report co-authored by ProPublica Illinois and The Detroit Free Press.

Grace, who is Black and has diagnosed ADHD, was on probation for fighting with her mom and stealing a cell phone from a classmate. After her school transitioned to remote learning on April 15, Grace said she felt unmotivated and overwhelmed by the work for her school, located in the predominantly white community of Beverly Hills, Michigan.

That’s true of many students displaced from their schools,

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Outrage in Detroit after teenager detained for missing online homework

REUTERS
REUTERS

The detention of a 15-year-old girl who was said to have violated her probation for not completing her online schoolwork during the pandemic has sparked uproar in a suburb in Detroit.

The teenager, named only as Grace in an extensive report by ProPublica, was sent to Children’s Village in Oakland by a judge who ruled she broke her probation by failing to complete her school work remotely.

Grace, who is black and has ADHD, has reportedly been detained at the centre since mid-May.

The decision has sparked outrage from students, teachers, and residents who organised a protest outside her school and a court in Michigan on Thursday, holding up signs that read “Free Grace” and “Black Lives Matter”.

The teenager had initially been placed on probation in mid-April after facing assault and theft charges. The charges stemmed from an incident involving her mother and the theft of a classmate’s

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Demi Lovato and Heather Morris Ask Fans to Pray as Naya Rivera Is Reported Missing After Boat Ride

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Naya Rivera’s friends and loved ones are asking fans to pray amid news that she was reported missing following a boat ride with her son, Josey, on Wednesday, July 8. Demi Lovato, who appeared alongside Naya on Glee, shared a photo of a lit candle to Instagram Stories and wrote, “Please pray for @NayaRivera to be found safe and sound.”

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Glee actress Heather Morris also posted to Instagram Stories, writing, “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light,” while star Harry Shum Jr. tweeted, “Praying.”

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Additional friends and costars of Naya’s—including Victoria Justice—also tweeted that they were praying for her safe return:

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