USA Today – Justice for George Floyd: Changing laws is ‘woefully insufficient’​

We’ve become complacent about a double standard in our justice system. What would be unacceptable for one group is seen as commonplace for another. What does it say about our society when a man spends eight minutes desperately asking a person sworn to protect his life not to end it?

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The Value of Social Capital for Young People

Search Institute is working with several other partners in the larger project known as Social Capital Assessment and Learning for Equity (SCALE). We’re developing and refining useful measures of “social capital” for programs designed to enhance postsecondary and employment opportunities for youth and young adults of color and from low-income backgrounds. After conducting an extensive literature review, we defined “social capital” as the resources that arise from a web of relationships which people can access and mobilize to help them improve their lives and achieve their goals, which inevitably shift over time.

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