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AP African-American History?

Black students are not taking Advanced Placement courses that are becoming increasingly important for college admission. The solution that is being proposed to the College Board? Creating an AP African American History course—a necessary step, naturally, since the College Board’s AP American History curriculum only suggests that 1/3 of the course’s themes focus on celebrating U.S. “Diversity” and “Slavery and Its Legacies.” College Board representatives said they would be open to the idea, if it could gain the approval of college professors.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Defaces Its Façade

The facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1902, contains four large niches that might display sculpture but have traditionally been left empty. This was prudent good taste on the Met's part, since sculpture on buildings is a tricky business that few artists in our age of ... Read More