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US Education Reform and the Maintenance of White Supremacy Through Structural Violence 2.8.2015 Truthout.com
(Image: School bus via Shutterstock) U.S public schools are more segregated today than they have been since before the desegregation efforts that followed the 1954 Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. Coinciding with this segregation are vast racial inequities and stratification, which are being intensified through the policies known as corporate education reform. In this article, we share the voices and stories of scholars and education activists who have documented the racism and segregation of U.S. public schooling over the rise of corporate education reform. We start with the current state of our segregated schools, before stepping back and looking at the historical and ideological context of U.S. schooling under industrial capitalism, white supremacy and neoliberalism, all creating the perfect storm for the punitive and dehumanizing conditions within 21st century public education. We will then explore the formula of corporate education reform through an examination of specific ...
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If my mom was alive, she'd probably be voting for Hillary 2.8.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Delta Sorors at their Centennial in Washington DC, 2013 Why would my mom more than likely be voting for Hillary Clinton? Because my mom was a Delta. For those of you who have no clue what that means, Deltas are not an airline—it is the short name for a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the second oldest, and the largest, black female Greek letter organization in the world, with over 900 chapters worldwide, and over 250,000 members. In 2013, Hillary Clinton spoke to 14,000 Deltas in Washington, DC. There were 20,000 of them at a convention celebrating 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta ...
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A solution to teen pregnancy in Virginia? 1.8.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A privately funded initiative in Colorado that drastically reduced teen pregnancy and abortion rates has recently been lauded by public health officials, policymakers and editorial boards alike. As a physician, I’ve been closely following the outcomes and results of this public health initiative. As Virginia’s lieutenant governor, I genuinely believe that Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree that reducing unintended pregnancies, decreasing abortion rates and improving the health of mothers and infants are important public health goals that should be carefully considered and debated.Read full article ...
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Deadly lightning in Mexico reveals plight of poorest citizens 1.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Mexico has the worst lightning death rate in the Americas. Report uncovers government’s failure to implement strategies to safeguard isolated communities

It was mid-afternoon when a huge boom of thunder startled the Ramírez family as they tended their maize crops in the tiny mountainous community of El Encinal, in Mexico’s central state of Guanajuato.

The family, four adult sisters and their five children, sought shelter from the sudden torrential downpour under a squat mesquite tree – and it was there, as they covered their heads with flimsy sheets of plastic, that they were struck by lightning.

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U.S. Department of Education launches Second Chance Pell pilot program for incarcerated individuals 31.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
President Obama visiting a federal prison The American justice system is a complete mess and should be blown up and rebuilt from scratch. Since we know that anything like that is highly unlikely to happen, we must advocate for reforms and changes every chance we get. When President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison recently, it didn't fix the system, but it was one of the steps that loosened the lid on the jar of the problem. By showing those incarcerated men and women (and the world at large) that he even cared enough to visit, it opened the door for more meaningful reforms and put the conversation about those reforms on the front burner. On Friday morning, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a pilot program that will test out giving federal Pell grants to high-performing prisoners to help them turn their lives around and be more prepared for a challenging job market upon release. While it's just a test, it's certainly a step ...
Migrant Mothers Lodge Formal Complaint Over Lack Of Medical Care In Family Detention Centers 31.7.2015 Think Progres

One woman who had broken bones in her hand was told to drink water.

The post Migrant Mothers Lodge Formal Complaint Over Lack Of Medical Care In Family Detention Centers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Netflix is Looking For Oscars With This Beasts Of No Nation Trailer 31.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
Idris Elba as child-snatching warlord? It’s not crazy to think he could garner the streaming service’s first Academy Award ...
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Republican women's group apologizes for posting photo of a lynched black man hanging from a tree 30.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Unfortunately, this is real . The Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women apologized on Wednesday after they posted an image of a black man being lynched on their official Facebook page. The image included a solitary African American man hanging by a noose from a tree, with the text “The KKK was formed by the Democrats to keep control over black Americans. The Democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare” accompanying the image. After KFOR, a local news station, contacted the organization’s president, Pam Pollard, about the image, Pollard deleted the post. She later released a statement saying that she “did not make the post or approve the post and when it was brought to my attention I immediately deleted it.” Can you imagine the thinking that went into this? Who designed this ad? Who approved it? Who paid for it? The notion that anyone thinks it is acceptable to use an image of a lynched black man hanging from a tree to make a point about politics is sick. And to compare lynching to welfare is about ...
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Brie Larson Breaks Out In The Heart-Crushing Trailer for Room 30.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
This might be the movie that finally cements Brie Larson as an A-list ...
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Republicans hellbent on defunding Planned Parenthood, pushing their war on women into 2016 30.7.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
God, I love myself. Congressional and presidential politics are on a collision course as GOP social conservatives and 2016 hopefuls promise to defund Planned Parenthood or else ... shut down the government! Of course! The charge is being led by none other than Sen. Ted Cruz, who's desperate to infuse a little social conservative mojo into his flailing presidential bid. In a Wednesday interview, Cruz said the GOP should go as hard as it can to block funding for Planned Parenthood, including the same strategy he tried to use to defund Obamacare in 2013: force the issue by blocking funding in a government spending bill that must pass by Sept. 30. Asked whether he would support such a maneuver again, Cruz replied: “I would support any and all legislative efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. We do not need a legislative show-vote.” That 2013 government shutdown worked out great for him and the GOP last time, let's do it again! Naturally, the House crazy caucus is also itching for the fight. Rep. Mick ...
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Step Out in These Intergalactic Star Wars Sneakers 30.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
Step Out in These Intergalactic Star Wars Sneakers
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New Ghostbusters with Dudes Reportedly Still in the Works 30.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
New Ghostbusters with Dudes Reportedly Still in the Works
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Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility 29.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Predicted increase of 2.4 billion will complicate efforts to stamp out poverty, inequality and hunger and place further strain on health and education systems

Despite a continuing slowdown in the rate of population growth, it is “almost inevitable” that the number of people on the planet will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the latest UN projections.

Ten years ago, the world population was growing by 1.24% annually; today, the percentage has dropped to 1.18% – or roughly another 83 million people a year. The overall growth rate, which peaked in the late 1960s, has been falling steadily since the 1970s.

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"Saucy Suffragettes" Party as Voting Rights Are Rolled Back 29.7.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Marchers in a rally organized by the NAACP to voice opposition to North Carolina's restrictive election voting rules that became law in 2013, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 13, 2015. A federal trial is meant to determine whether election law changes made by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2013 discriminate against Black voters. (Photo: Travis Dove/The New York Times) Do you want media that's accountable to YOU, not to corporate sponsors? Help publish journalism with real integrity and independence - click here to donate to Truthout! On August 26, three Republican women's clubs will head to the private Tuckaway Country Club in Franklin, Wisconsin to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Women's Right to Vote. These " Saucy Suffragettes ," as they call themselves, will wear period dress and sit down to hors d'oeuvres and drinks to reminisce about the good old days, when women marched, were imprisoned, and even hunger-struck for the right to vote. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, a former ...
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The hunter who killed Cecil the lion doesn’t deserve our empathy | Rose George 29.7.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Trophy hunters like Walter J Palmer shouldn’t receive death threats – but there is no excuse for their argument that hunting serves conservation We love a good fight, don’t we? Enter Walter J Palmer, a tanned dentist from Minnesota, with a bow and arrow. Along comes Cecil the lion, the alpha male of his pride, minding his own business being the best-known and most beloved lion in Zimbabwe if not in Africa, as well as the subject of an Oxford University study . Then Cecil is shot with a bow and arrow, taking 40 hours to die, all because Palmer thought killing a magnificent animal was sporty. I’d rather not attempt to comprehend the inexplicable act that is the murder of animals for ...
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The Onion’s New Vice Parody Kidney Punches You With News 29.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
The satirical news service is launching a disruptive docu-vertical of its own, and it's called ...
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This Simpsons-Wire Mashup is the Opening Sequence of Our Dreams 29.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
Springfielders doing their thing to the strains of "Way Down in the Hole"? Sign us ...
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New Key & Peele Sketch Will Make You Preemptively Miss This Show 29.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
Trust that the comedy duo will serve up a lot more LOLs before their run is ...
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Are you holding your own daughter back? Here are 5 ways to raise girls to be leaders. 29.7.2015 Washington Post
Think you’re raising your daughter to be a strong leader? Look more closely: You, and the people around her, may unwittingly be doing just the opposite.Teen boys, teen girls, and, yes, even parents have biases against girls and women as leaders, new research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and its Making Caring Common project found.Read full article ...
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Why Obama’s Pell Grants For Prisoners Could Be Huge For Students Of Color 28.7.2015 Think Progres

Former inmates of color face nearly-insurmountable odds when it comes to pursuing a higher education.

The post Why Obama’s Pell Grants For Prisoners Could Be Huge For Students Of Color appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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