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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 …

LGBTQI

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

“As the rungs of the ladder have moved farther apart, moving between them has become more difficult”<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Soaring inequality in America has been accompanied by a plummet in upward mobility since the early 1980s, with those who earn modest incomes in their …

Income Inequality

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 …

College & University

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 …

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 …

Pew Research Center

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 …

College & University
Black History

Guardian editor calls out bands who bemoan teenage girl fans - News - 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 …

Feminism

Evicted by Matthew Desmond review – 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 …

Housing
Pokémon

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 …

Rights & Freedoms

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

What percentage of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are committed by Muslims? Guess. Nope. Guess again. And again...<p>“Not all Muslims …

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

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s racism and exoticism are not novel. Nor, in the grand, offensive history of Hollywood films, that grave. The film is fairly funny; the acting is highly watchable. That's exactly what makes it so infuriating.<p><i>Whiskey Tango Foxtrot</i> is a Tina Fey movie, which is a way of saying …

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 …

Woody Allen
Hair

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

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 full financial needs without making them take out loans. But the reality of a full ride isn’t always what they had dreamed it would be.<p>Here …

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 …

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 …

New York Times

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

Let's get to the bottom of the Matt McGorry Problem™.

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 …

LGBTQI