Christina Perry

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The Woes of the Corporate Anthropologist

In classical anthropology, there’s a rigid distinction between “field” and “home.” Field’s where you go to do your research, immersing yourself, …

How the Republicans are trying to make the rich even richer

If Tax Day fills you with dread and anger, that's not irrational — at least not if you're poor or middle class. The United States tax code is so warped, so skewed in favor of the wealthy, that it is in effect hastening the arrival of the new Gilded Age.<p>Since the middle of the last century, …

Income Inequality

Ten books that give school librarians headaches

A novel about a Native American teenager who attends an all-white public school. An Iranian artist’s memoir of her childhood during her country’s Islamic Revolution. A picture book chronicling the true story of two male penguins who raised a chick together at New York’s Central Park Zoo.<p>These are …

Books

White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start

<b>(Blend Images via Shutterstock/kati1313 via iStock/Salon)</b><p>The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” examines the ways white people implode when they talk about race<p>Dr. Robin DiAngelo<p>April 10, 2015 6:16pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.<p>I am white. I have spent years …

Equality

Obamacare Opponents Are Making Racial Inequality Worse

The ongoing political resistance to fully implementing the major provisions of Obamacare is serving to deepen racial inequality in the health care …

Health Care

41% of Unarmed Victims of Police Shootings Are Black

A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder Tuesday after the release of a video that captured him firing eight gunshots into the back of …

Poverty is Not a Crime, So Stop Trying to Punish Poor People

<b>by Altheria Gaston</b><br>I am in the early stages of writing a dissertation that focuses on the realities of single, Black mothers experiencing poverty. One …

Social Issues

The White House wants to ban therapies that try to change kids' sexual orientation

The White House on Thursday called for a ban on conversion therapy treatments that seek to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of youth — which have been widely criticized as ineffective and harmful.<p>"We share your concern about its potentially devastating effects on the lives of …

Observers, new council members optimistic in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A surge of voters helped alter the racial makeup of the Ferguson City Council, and observers said Wednesday that the change creates a new energy in a community trying to find its way after months of turmoil following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.<p>More than 29 percent of …

Justice

Making Inequality the Center of the 2016 Debate

Last Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlaine McCray had a diverse group of 15 progressive leaders, from Nobel Prize-winning author …

Middle-class

Approaches to Education Reform: Privatizing Poverty

Part of the sordid side of our American history includes Native American boarding schools. In the 18th and 19th century, these schools were …

Native Americans