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More moms of color are working from home. But that doesn't mean it's easy. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
More moms of color are working from home. But that doesn't mean it's easy.
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The gender inequality at the heart of L.A.'s refusal to stop DROP program abuse 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Recently, the Los Angeles Times has published articles about teachers taking action in order to get salary increases and about Los Angeles’ Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), which effectively permits veteran first responders to take extended injury leaves at nearly twice their...

How the 1968 Columbia Student Uprising Looks Now 19.4.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Dave Pickoff A student protester at Columbia University is forcibly removed from the campus, April 30, 1968, by plainclothes New York City police after they entered buildings occupied by the students, and ejected those participating in the sit-ins.  The following article appeared originally in Columbia College Today and is cross-posted here with permission. Paul Starr, the Prospect’s co-editor, was a sophomore reporter in 1968 for the Columbia Daily Spectator and co-author of a book about the student revolt, Up Against the Ivy Wall. If you know about it only vaguely or picture it in a gentle light, the student revolt at Columbia in April 1968 might seem like a romantic episode in that era’s youthful rebellion. But it was a deadly serious confrontation—electrifying to people who supported the revolt; horrifying to others who saw it as evidence of a widening gyre of instability and violence in America. Inner-city riots were all too familiar by that time. Earlier that April, the black ghettos had ...
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My mom’s move to America showed strength. That was just the start. 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
She was the kind of teacher who didn’t believe in giving easy grades.
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In China and India, there are 70 million more men than women. Here are the consequences. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
In China and India, there are 70 million more men than women. Here are the consequences.
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How Jerry Falwell Jr. Transformed Liberty University Into a Wildly Profitable Online Empire 18.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine.  It was the start of the 2017 Fall Family Weekend at Liberty University, the school founded by Jerry Falwell Sr. 47 years ago in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the lines were especially long to get into the basketball arena for the mandatory thrice-weekly student convocation. There was […]
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A welcome assault on the gender wage gap | Guest editorial 18.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Year after year, study after study has come to the same depressing conclusion: Women are paid less than men in most every occupation, from accounting to teaching to sales to nursing. In the 55 years since the federal Equal Pay Act was passed, the gap has shrunk a bit, but it’s still far too wide....

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Class Dismissed: Class Conflict in Red State America 17.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Kentucky public school teachers protest outside the Kentucky House Chamber as they rally for a day of action to pressure legislators to override Gov. Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The teachers also oppose a controversial pension reform bill the governor signed into law. (Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images) In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. Teachers in red-state America are hard at work teaching us all a lesson. The American mythos has always rested on a belief that this country was born out of a kind of immaculate conception, that the New World came into being and has forever after been preserved as a land without the class hierarchies and conflicts that so disfigured Europe. The strikes, rallies, and walkouts of public school teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, soon perhaps Arizona, and elsewhere ...
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Beyoncé announces $100,000 in scholarships to black colleges 16.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After making history as the first black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé has expanded the scholarship program she launched last year with new donations to four traditionally black universities.

Through her BeyGOOD philanthropic initiative, the pop star has established the Homecoming Scholars...

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Zapatista Women Inspire the Fight Against Patriarchy 14.4.2018 Truthout.com
Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. Zapatista women take the stage to deliver their speeches collectively from each Caracol, or administrative center. (Photo: WNV/Shirin Hess) Dawn had only just broken over the mountains. While most of the women and children on the camping grounds were still asleep, others were already wide awake, huddling together in the first rays of sunlight and drinking coffee. To a casual observer, this place might have seemed similar to any mainstream festival campsite. A distinguishing factor, however, was that there wasn't a single man in sight. The sign on the main entrance left no one in doubt that only women and children were welcome at this event: "Men not permitted to enter." Women's participation in Mexico's 25-year-old Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN movement, has represented an incredible organizational achievement since its original uprising in 1994. On ...
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A welcome assault on the gender wage gap 14.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Year after year, study after study has come to the same depressing conclusion: Women are paid less than men in most every occupation, from accounting to teaching to sales to nursing. In the 55 years since the federal Equal Pay Act was passed, the gap has shrunk a bit, but it’s still far too wide....

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Protecting defenseless children is not an immigration ‘loophole’ 14.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
That’s why I urge my fellow members of Congress to resist the administration’s efforts to roll back detention standards for young immigrants.
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The Daily 202: Paul Ryan’s party is over 12.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The speaker’s exit highlights the scale of the GOP’s transformation.
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Wendy Vitter Isn't Sure Whether Brown V. Board Of Education Was Correctly Decided 12.4.2018 Crooks Liars
In the universe of judicial nominees, Wendy Vitter stands out as a particularly bad candidate. She is naturally an opponent of abortion rights and isn't afraid to deploy lies, pseudoscience and outright falsehoods in her brave defense of the government's "right" to invade women's vaginas. But this moment in her hearing on Wednesday was a jaw-dropping "holy crap" moment. Senator Blumenthal asked her whether she thought the decision in Brown v. Board of Education was correct, and she could not answer. Watch her stumble. As she stammers around the question for a second time and insists that she cannot actually say whether the decision was correct at all, she also swears she'll be just fine setting aside her personal views and deciding cases on the law only. In other words, her answer is that she doesn't believe all children are entitled to the same educational opportunities, regardless of race. She doesn't believe that education should be for every child. But she's fine with forcing women of all races to ...
Watch This Federal Judicial Nominee Evade Questions About Whether Planned Parenthood Kills 150,000 Females a Year 12.4.2018 Mother Jones
Wendy Vitter, Trump’s judicial nominee for a district court in eastern Louisiana, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, moving one step closer to earning a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. As expected (and as I wrote earlier), she faced extensive questions about her record of anti-abortion activism—in particular, about a statement she made at a […]
To boost gender pay equity, Emanuel bans city departments from asking job applicants for salary history 12.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Applicants for jobs with the city of Chicago can no longer be asked about their salary history, part of a growing effort nationwide to improve pay equality between men and women. Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed the executive order Tuesday to mark Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes how far into the ...
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Midlife doldrums are a social crisis. But some radical fixes are emerging. 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Society must change dramatically to take advantage of the spirit of rejuvenation that people often experience in late adulthood, after they have emerged from middle age.
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Betsy DeVos Tries to Pit Kids Against Striking Teachers: It's Just Another Right-Wing Scam 11.4.2018 Truthout.com
Teachers are holding massive walkouts in Oklahoma and threatening to do so in Kentucky, right on the heels of a similar labor protest movement in West Virginia. Educators are fed up in many red states. Republicans, unsurprisingly, oppose this surge of worker activism and have landed on a familiar strategy and talking point: Pitting striking teachers against their students. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the National Parent-Teacher Association's 2018 Legislative Conference March 13, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) Teachers are  holding massive walkouts in Oklahoma  and threatening to do so in Kentucky, right on the heels of a similar labor protest movement in West Virginia. Educators are fed up in many red states that slashed taxes and budgets following the Great Recession and failed to raise new revenues in response to the economic recovery. Republicans, unsurprisingly, oppose this surge of worker activism and have landed on a familiar strategy and talking ...
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Betsy DeVos Tries to Pit Kids Against Striking Teachers: It's Just Another Right-Wing Scam 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Teachers are holding massive walkouts in Oklahoma and threatening to do so in Kentucky, right on the heels of a similar labor protest movement in West Virginia. Educators are fed up in many red states. Republicans, unsurprisingly, oppose this surge of worker activism and have landed on a familiar strategy and talking point: Pitting striking teachers against their students. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the National Parent-Teacher Association's 2018 Legislative Conference March 13, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) Teachers are  holding massive walkouts in Oklahoma  and threatening to do so in Kentucky, right on the heels of a similar labor protest movement in West Virginia. Educators are fed up in many red states that slashed taxes and budgets following the Great Recession and failed to raise new revenues in response to the economic recovery. Republicans, unsurprisingly, oppose this surge of worker activism and have landed on a familiar strategy and talking ...
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How Not to Cover America 11.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here . The election of Donald Trump came as such a shock to The New York Times that, a few days after it, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., the paper’s publisher, and Dean Baquet, its executive editor, sent subscribers an apologetic note. Wondering if Trump’s “sheer unconventionality” had led the paper to “underestimate his support among American voters,” they promised to rededicate themselves to the Times’s “fundamental mission” of reporting on America and the world “without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences.” The letter carried unmistakable echoes of an earlier note—the mea culpa that the Times published in May 2004 acknowledging its failure to more aggressively question the Bush administration’s case for invading Iraq. After the financial collapse of 2008, there was no note, but there was much discussion as to whether the paper had paid sufficient ...
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