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Friday News March 21, 2008

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Judge Orders Starbucks to Pay More Than $100 Million in Back Tips (L.A. Times)

The company must pay baristas for gratuities the chain was sharing with supervisors.

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At Harvard, Students’ Muslim Traditions Are a Topic of Debate (NYT)

The controversy focused on whether the call to prayer should ring out across Harvard Yard and whether the university should grant women separate gym hours.

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Kerry: Obama Can Bridge Divide With Islam “Because He’s A Black Man” (Huffington Post)

The Massachusetts senator said Obama has an ability to perhaps even empower moderate Islam “to be able to stand up against the racial misinterpretation of a legitimate religion.” Asked by a reporter what gave Obama the credibility to do so, Kerry said, “Because he’s African American. Because he’s a black man, who has come from a place of oppression and repression through the years in our own country. We only broke the back of civil rights, Jim Crow, in the 1960s here. Everybody in the world knows this is a recent journey for America too. And everybody still knows that issues of skin and discrimination still exist.”

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A few weeks ago ABC aired a segment on Islamophobia in the U.S. Here’s a clip from that segment:

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