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Trans rights activist Hande Kader was raped and burned to death in Turkey

In Turkey, the LGBTQ community is mourning the loss of transgender rights activist and sex worker Hande Kader.<p>Kader's body was found raped and …

The myth of upward mobility: American workers who start out poor are likely to remain so

<b>(Lightspring via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>“As the rungs of the ladder have moved farther apart, moving between them has become more difficult”<p>Sarah Lazare<p>July 20, 2016 8:58am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Soaring inequality in America has been accompanied by a plummet in upward …

The Broken Bargain With College Graduates

In his recent commencement address at Rutgers University, President Obama focused on the noneconomic reasons for going to college. The skills gained in college, he said, are tools to help “make the right choices — away from fear and division and paralysis, and toward cooperation and innovation and …

Millennial College Graduates: Young, Educated, Jobless

U.S. Millennials Unemployment jobs<p>This spring, an estimated 2.8 million university graduates will enter the U.S. workforce with bachelor’s, master’s …

Student Finance

This 'New Yorker' Cover Delivers a Big Truth Bomb for the Class of 2016

The most recent issue of the <i>New Yorker</i> has <i></i>delivered a brutal message to the class of 2016. The poignant cover image for the May 30 edition, for a …

Try Not To Cringe: Paying for College in 1978 vs. Now

Imagine a world where a college student works as a lifeguard for the summer and earns enough money to pay for a full year of college. Feels like an …

Yale Janitor's Act of Civil Disobedience a Stand Against Racism

NBCBLK<p>Year after year, as he meticulously swept the dining hall floors at Yale University, Corey Menafee passed beneath the stained glass window depicting African American slaves carrying bales of cotton in a snowy white cotton field.<p>And year after year, as black students protested the window's …

Guardian editor calls out bands who bemoan teenage girl fans - Alternative Press

Guardian writer Alexandra Pollard has published a piece on how bands belittle the influence of their female fans and glorify a more male-heavy …

Evicted by Matthew Desmond – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?

‘There is an enormous amount of pain and poverty in this rich land,’ argues American sociologist Desmond in this brilliant book about housing and the lives of eight families in Milwaukee<p>What if the dominant discourse on poverty is just wrong? What if the problem isn’t that poor people have bad …

Pokemon GO fans told not to play in U.S. Holocaust Museum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has told Pokemon GO fans not to play the popular new mobile game in its premises, describing it as "extremely inappropriate" in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism.<p>The game involves using a mobile device to find and capture virtual …

A brief history of anti-abortion violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> Between 1973, when the Supreme Court decided abortion should be legal throughout the United States, and 2003, abortion providers have been the targets of more than 300 acts of extreme violence, including arson, bombings, murders and butyric acid attacks.<p>That's according to independent RAND …

Planned Parenthood

You Are More Than 7 Times As Likely To Be Killed By A Right-Wing Extremist Than By Muslim Terrorists

Friday afternoon, one week after elected officials all over the country tried to block Syrian refugees from entering their states in an apparent …

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.” How many times have you heard that one? Sure, we heard Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade …

Religion

Poor people don’t stand a chance in court

Your landlord has decided to evict you and your family has nowhere to go. Or you’re in an abusive relationship and need a restraining order and …

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

When teaching about race and racism, I invite participants to consider the following analogy: <i>Think of racism as a gigantic societal-sized boot.</i><p>“<i>Which</i> …

It's Time To Stop Apologizing For Tina Fey

<i>Whiskey Tango Foxtrot</i> is a Tina Fey movie, which is a way of saying that it’s witty, self-effacing, and blind to its own faults. It suffers from the same problems that afflict most films with female protagonists and/or “foil” characters of different ethnicities: It barely passes the Bechdel test …

Love Stories

The Privilege of Buying 36 Rolls of Toilet Paper at Once

Many low-income shoppers, a study finds, miss out on the savings that come with making purchases in bulk.<p>“One of the great ironies in modern America,” writes Mehrsa Baradaran in her 2015 book <i>How the Other Half Banks</i>, “is that the less money you have, the more you pay to use it.” Baradaran, an …

Personal Finance

Kristen Stewart Needs To Understand What Working With Woody Allen Really Means

Kristen Stewart is the latest actress to come under fire for working with Woody Allen. The duo's film, <i>Café Society,</i> opened the Cannes Film Festival today, but much of the media attention has been focused on the sexual abuse allegations that have plagued Allen throughout the later stages of his …

In Praise of Naturally Curly Hair

<i>It has gotten a bad rap as a statement of quirky individuality — or a sign of laziness. But the look’s fresh appeal lies in its confidence.</i><p>There’s a scene in “Girls” in which Shoshanna, a recent college grad, is at a job interview, and the subject of Chelsea Clinton comes up. “She’s always been one …

WB planning all-female super hero movie starring Harley Quinn

Exciting news for DC fans and/or people who want to see some freakin’ ladies get their own superhero movie! Warner Brothers is planning a new, …

For the poor in the Ivy League, a full ride isn’t always what they imagined

By Nick Anderson<p>Nick Anderson<p>Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NEW YORK — To reach the Ivy League after growing up poor seems like hitting the jackpot. Students get a world-class education from schools that promise to meet …

College & University

11 Reasons to Ignore the 10-Year-Old Annenberg Survey About the Washington Football Team’s Offensive Name

<i>Prepared by Natasha Dhillon, Justin Hemmings, Maggie Scales, and William Stanley, Student Attorneys</i><p>Yesterday afternoon, Washington College of Law’s …

The Supreme Court just sent a strong message about racism in the justice system

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. at the State of the Union address, 2016AP Photo/Evan Vucci<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Justice

In "Hidden Figures," NASA's African American Mathematicians Will Land On the Big Screen

The story of the space race has been told from a million angles. But there’s one perspective that our pop culture has long overlooked: the voices of …

I Was A Thirsty Male Feminist For A Day And It Was Exhausting

Feminism

How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans

An insider’s six-step plan to fix Congress<p>Angry and frustrated, American voters went to the polls in November 2010 to “take back” their country. Just as they had done in 2008. And 2006. And repeatedly for decades, whether it was Republicans or Democrats from whom they were taking the country back. …

House Rejects Spending Bill After Gay Rights Measure Added

Democrats object to provisions on North Carolina bathrooms, Iran deal<p>The House rejected a sweeping $37.4 billion spending bill Thursday with …