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Bill Moyers explains ‘how the South won the civil war’ 31.7.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. If you want to understand this moment in American politics, here’s a suggestion for you: It’s the must-read book of the year — HOW THE SOUTH WON THE CIVIL WAR, by the historian Heather Cox Richardson. Yes, the Civil War brought an end to the slave order of the South […]
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Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking” Tells Women to Compromise. I Refused to Do That. 31.7.2020 Mother Jones
I learned about Netflix’s new show, Indian Matchmaking, during a phone call with my dad. He said he’d read a Twitter thread from an Indian woman who talked about her traumatic experiences navigating arranged marriages. Reading it reminded him of a period in my life, my mid-twenties, when we were searching for a groom for […]
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Trump is using Nixon’s playbook as America faces crisis after crisis — this historian explains why it won’t work 29.7.2020 Raw Story
The year 1968 was one of the darkest in the nation’s history. With the public deeply divided over the toll of the Vietnam War (35,000 combat deaths by year’s end), the country was plunged into mourning after the murders of Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy.  When violent protests erupted in dozens of cities […]
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We Can’t Fix the Economy Without Fixing Child Care. Joe Biden Finally Has a Plan for That. 21.7.2020 Mother Jones
It took a pandemic, a botched governmental response, and a recession. But at long last, a Democratic presidential nominee is promising a universal, federally backed child care program that recognizes caregiving’s crucial role in the US economy. The proposal is a key plank of Biden’s “caregiving and education workforce,” the third pillar of an economic […]
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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Wants to Give Black Residents Health Coverage 18.7.2020 Truthout.com
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Wants to Give Black Residents Health Coverage
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30 Years of Teach For America Shows How Reform Movements Can Become Co-Opted 15.7.2020 Truthout.com
30 Years of Teach For America Shows How Reform Movements Can Become Co-Opted
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5 ways higher education can be seen as hostile to women of color 13.7.2020 Raw Story
Editor’s note: In 2019, Amy Bonomi, a women’s studies scholar, co-edited “Women Leading Change: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper.” The book examines the perspectives of 23 female leaders on issues of leadership and the challenges of confronting structural racism, bias and discrimination at colleges and universities. Here are five takeaways that Bonomi offers […]
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Coronavirus Relief Funds Are About to Run Out for the Child Care Industry 9.7.2020 Truthout.com
As child care centers close en masse, Congress has been unwilling to provide the resources to stave off the ...
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Denver police investigating death after vehicle fire early Thursday 9.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Police in Denver say they are, along with arson investigators, conducting a death investigation following a vehicle fire on S. Decatur Street.
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Schools, Daycare, and COVID-19 4.7.2020 Outside the Beltway
The emotional and economic impact of the pandemic is hitting women especially hard.
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WATCH: Rand Paul uses COVID-19 hearing to berate Anthony Fauci in rant about submitting to experts 30.6.2020 Raw Story
Speaking to lawmakers on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee this Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated the need for states to enforce guidelines to help stem the spread of coronavirus, saying that “if we are going to contain this, we’ve got to contain it together.” Later in the hearing, Fauci was subjected to […]
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Colonized Loyalty: Asian American Anti-Blackness and Complicity 26.6.2020 Truthout.com
In solidarity, between and within communities of color, lies our chance to fight against the insidious forces of ...
Op-Ed: Why California needs affirmative action more than ever 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California's Proposition 209, an anti-affirmative action law, never did "level the playing field"; instead it reinforced historic patterns of discrimination.

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Why are Black and Latino people still kept out of the tech industry? 24.6.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Tech companies are famous for moving fast. Yet despite calling diversity a priority since 2014, they remain mostly white and mostly male.

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Uber, Lyft algorithms charged users more for trips to non-white neighborhoods 21.6.2020 Raw Story
A recent study suggests that the algorithm used by popular ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft may actually discriminate against customers seeking transportation in predominantly non-white neighborhoods. This article first appeared in Salon. Aylin Caliskan and Akshat Pandey at George Washington University in Washington DC analyzed transportation and census data in Chicago in a paper that assessed whether […]
University of Chicago economist’s Black Lives Matter criticism roils academic field 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The national protests seeking an end to systemic discrimination against black Americans have given new fuel to a racial reckoning in economics, a discipline dominated by white men despite decades of efforts to open greater opportunity for women and nonwhite men.
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19 facts about the 19th Amendment on its 100th anniversary 8.6.2020 Raw Story
One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment enfranchised millions of women across the United States following a seven-decade campaign. The struggle to expand voting rights to women resonates today as the country continues to debate who should vote and how. As scholars of civic engagement and women’s suffrage, we have compiled “19 Things to Know” […]
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Betsy DeVos Is Complicit in Evangelical Right’s Assault on Trans Athletes 5.6.2020 Truthout.com
The Alliance Defending Freedom, which receives money from DeVos’s family, is suing to keep trans athletes out of ...
Department of Education Ignites Media Whining By Declaring Connecticut Trans Policy Illegal 29.5.2020 NewsBusters
The boys who would be girls in Connecticut have been told by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to pick on someone their own size. In a 45-page letter obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, DOE's civil rights division says a Connecticut policy allowing transgender males to compete in girls sports is a violation of Title IX and it may seek to withhold federal funding over the policy. In reaction to the news, the ACLU and SBNation Outsports are spitting ...
Educators Must Use the Pandemic to Revolutionize Education for All Students 26.5.2020 Truthout.com
The pandemic is giving us an opportunity to disrupt the unjust, inequitable structures of our educational ...
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