RT America -- October 9, 2014
St. Louis, Mo. remains tense after an officer involved shooting Wednesday evening. A police officer in the Shaw neighborhood shot and killed a young African-American man over a dozen times, reigniting fears that unrest similar to August’s riots in Ferguson could break out. Law enforcement officials state the shooting was not racially motivated and that man was aggressive and fired on the officer first, but not everyone is accepting this view. To discuss the incident and the state of race relations in America since the Ferguson riots, Manila Chan is joined by RT’s Lindsay France, attorney Patrice A. Sulton and retired NYPD official Corey Pegues.
By dropping test and transcript requirements that typically favor wealthy applicants, the Goucher College hopes it will attract a more economically diverse student body. Asking applicants to send a two minute video describing how they seem themselves fitting in at Goucher, the small liberal arts school hopes their non-traditional approach to admissions will lead to a more economically diverse student body. RT’s Ameera David takes a look at the program and the financial divide that’s present in modern academics.