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Betsy DeVos Is The Worst, Part Infinity 16.11.2018 Crooks Liars
Education Secretary Betsy ‘Special Ed’ DeVos introduced new guidelines for how colleges will handle sexual assault and harassment charges , you know, to give more rights to accused parties, including the right to cross-examine their accusers. “The proposal will give new rights to the people who are accused of the crimes, including the right to cross-examine their accusers, sources familiar with the situation told The Washington Post for a report published Wednesday. “The new rules would also decrease liability for colleges, restrict the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment and give universities the ability to use a “higher standard” in assessing allegations. “The proposal will wash over the guidelines established by the Obama administration in 2011, which informed school administrators that if they did not take sufficient steps to prevent and address sexual misconduct they would find themselves in violation of Title IX and could risk losing funding from the federal government.” We’re ...
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How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men’s health 15.11.2018 Raw Story

Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations are among the factors that contribute to such disparities, many of which manifest themselves in gaps in health care. As an assistant professor of psychiatry at University of Michigan a...

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Texas education board moves to reinsert Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller into curriculum 14.11.2018 Raw Story

The State Board of Education is meeting this week to finalize changes to social studies curriculum, part of an effort that began 10 months ago in response to teacher feedback that the standards included too much material to cover in a school year. The Texas State Board of Education backed a motion T...

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How schools can reduce sexual violence 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.
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In the #MeToo era, should Minnesota schools be teaching consent? 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Advocates say they're not giving up their push for schools to teach the principles of consent — the earlier, the better.
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The Nine New Democratic Black Congress Members Come From Heavily White Districts 12.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Teresa Crawford Democratic Representative-elect Lauren Underwood, who defeated of four-term Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren on November 6, campaigning in Lindenhurst, Illinois.  The blue wave had some black riders. Every African American Democrat in the House running for re-election in this year’s midterms won his or her race.  In addition, voters sent nine new black members, all Democrats, to Congress. As a result, the number of black House members will grow to an  all-time peak  of 56, even if, as appears possible, both black Republicans(Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’ Will Hurt) lose their seats.   What’s unusual about the nine new members is that all of them prevailed in predominantly white and mostly suburban districts. Five of the nine are women.  For most of the 20th century, there were few black members of Congress. In 1950, only two African Americans (William Dawson of Chicago’s South Side and Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem) served in the House. The civil rights movement and the 1965 ...
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Schools Must Be Crucial Sites in the Struggle for Trans Liberation 11.11.2018 Truthout.com
Educational institutions must once again become sites of fascist resistance and defend their trans students.

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The First Guaranteed Basic Income Program Designed for Single Black Moms 10.11.2018 Truthout.com
The Magnolia Mother's Trust is the first of its kind that specifically targets single Black mothers. 

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Progressives Are Pushing Economic Democracy. Democrats Need to Listen. 9.11.2018 Truthout.com
Democrats at all levels of government must direct public resources toward a cooperative, not a corporate economy.

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A record number of women will serve in Congress (with potentially more to come) 7.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A record-breaking year of female candidates and nominees will culminate in a record-breaking number of female legislators on Capitol Hill next year.
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Yemeni Immigrant Activists Are Changing a Whole Community’s Mindset 7.11.2018 Truthout.com
Following Trump's Muslim bans, the Yemeni community in the US discovered a collective voice of resistance.

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GOP woman votes Democratic straight ticket for ‘first time’ ever because Brett Kavanaugh ‘changed everything’ 6.11.2018 Raw Story

A Oklahoma Republican voter on Tuesday explained that she had voted “straight party-line Democrat” because she was appalled by hearings where Republican lawmakers dismissed allegations that then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted multiple women. “I voted strai...

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Students Across the Country Will Walk Out of School to Vote 5.11.2018 Truthout.com
The youth-led Future Coalition has organized hundreds of walkouts at high schools and colleges on November 6.

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SCOTUS To Consider Case On Employment Discrimination Based On Gender Identity 1.11.2018 Outside the Beltway
The Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take a case involving employment discrimination based on gender identity.
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Hell Yes, The Dems Have A Message! 31.10.2018 Crooks Liars
I actually threw my arms in the air and yelled, "THANK YOU!!!" at the TV Tuesday. Then I rewound and listened to it again, just because the words were so sweet to hear. So unusual, so validating, so true. They came out of Nicolle Wallace's mouth on Deadline White House, while she and her panel discussed Joe Biden campaigning for the Dems. WALLACE: The Democratic message, and I think it was a real mistaken national media frame that there wasn't one, there HAS been one all along. It's been focused on the issues. I could barely believe my ears. I've been saying this for years - begging people to stop bashing the Dems for having no message. Their message all along has been the issues. Health care. Voting rights. Health care. Immigration. Reproductive rights for women. Health care. Putting a stop to corporate welfare. The economy. Education. Health care. You name it. They are campaigning on ISSUES that matter to people. Wallace later praised the Dems for the intensity of their work. She said, "...the ...
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Women Bolster the Democrats’ Midwestern Prospects 31.10.2018 American Prospect
Meet Nicole Breadon. She’s 46, a lifelong resident of Clarkston, a town of fewer than 1,000 that’s become one of Detroit’s distant exurbs. Her husband Todd grew up in Clarkston, too. Breadon, a sous chef, left her job six years ago to spend more time with her two sons, both special needs children. She’s also an archetype of lasting change in Michigan Democratic politics. “I wasn’t politically active before Trump’s election, but afterwards I felt I had to fight,” Breadon says. “I was concerned that because of him—and especially Betsy DeVos—my children and other kids in the special education system wouldn’t receive the services they need.”  Paying careful attention to Trump’s post-election pronouncements and appointments, in mid-January, 2017 Breadon joined the North Oakland County Democratic Club.  Then, only a few days later, came an event that left a lasting impression on Breadon: the January 21 Women’s March. She took part in the March on the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, one of the many local offshoots ...
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Labor Has a Role in Defending Trans People Against Trump’s Attacks 30.10.2018 Truthout.com
Union protections are imperative in countering the potential erasure of transgender and nonbinary people.

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Bolsonaro wins Brazil election, promises to purge leftists from country 29.10.2018 The Moderate Voice

Bolsonaro supporters celebrate outside his home in Rio de Janeiro after exit polls on Oct. 28 declared him the preliminary winner of Brazil’s 2018 presidential election. AP Photo/Leo Correa Helder Ferreira do Vale, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies After the most polarized and divisive campaign in its modern history, Brazil has elected as its next […]

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Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil election, promises to purge leftists from country 29.10.2018 Raw Story

After the most polarized and divisive campaign in its modern history, Brazil has elected as its next president a right-wing politician who openly disdains human rights and admires military dictators. Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old congressman who had strong evangelical backing for his law-and-order s...

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Trump’s Transphobic Attack Is Cruel Beyond All Definition 26.10.2018 Truthout.com
The left has a duty to not only resist the Trump administration's transphobia, but put forward a positive vision.

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