Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: equality

How businesses have changed since the #metoo movement

Equal treatment for women in the workplace has been a point of contention since the advent of the women’s rights movement a...

How a top chicken company cut off black farmers, one by...

After years of working as a sheriff’s deputy and a car dealership manager, John Ingrum used his savings to buy a farm...

US poverty statistics ignore millions of struggling American

Who counts as poor in the U.S. today? Measuring the share of the population that experiences poverty is important...

In New York, and beyond, our Plutocrats may need a new...

What happens at America’s state level can sometimes reverse the political momentum of the entire nation. We experienced just such a reversal...

Juneteenth 2019: The US must repair historic and current racism

On this Juneteenth, we must confront the impacts of racism dating back to the founding of the United States with the slave...

The Various Shades of Black… and Green

The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story...

In an unequal America, empathy, not just housing, has become too...

Empathy for the plight of the homeless, meanwhile, is withering away, particularly among society’s most fortunate, as the social distance between that top and the rest of society widens.

LGBTQ advocates cheer historic victory after US House passes equality act

"This vote is a monumental step forward in the fight for true, lived equality for LGBTQ people."

New era for the ERA? 35 years later, will Equal Rights...

A bill by Rep. Jackie Spear would eliminate the 1982 deadline, leaving the ERA just one state away from becoming a part of the U.S. Constitution.

Happy ThanksGetting Day

This column is just about one tiny example of the unfairness of this current corporate/capitalist system.

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Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin

“My son and Jesy, they were murdered. They were killed by big Pharma. The cause of death should actually be on their death certificates, corporate greed.”

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...