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What’s Really Behind Why Women Earn Less Than Men?

Once it was because they weren’t as well educated. What’s holding them back now?<p>Though headway has been made in bringing women’s wages more in line with men’s in the past several decades, that convergence seems to have stalled in more recent years. To help determine why, Francine D. Blau and …

Economics

How Do We Close the Wage Gap in the U.S.?

The gender pay gap is now the narrowest it’s ever been, and yet it’s still 2.5 times the size of those of other industrialized countries. So what’s to be done?<p><i>A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A, taking some of the most frequently posed solutions to pressing matters of policy and</i> …

Gender

How to Fix the Gender Wage Gap: Going Far Beyond an App

<i>To change the wage gap, we have to change systemic problems like unionization, work-family policies, and gender segregation.</i><p>The first piece of …

This Is What Sets Toronto's Black Lives Matter Movement Apart from America's | VICE News

Any discussion of anti-black racism in Toronto, much to the frustration of many black Canadians, commonly elicits one response — that it's not as bad as it is in the United States.<p>Patrisse Cullors, LA-based activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM), said she didn't even know Canada had …

Justice

Race and the Death Penalty in Texas

This month, the Supreme Court will consider whether to hear the appeal of Duane Buck, a black man from Texas who was sentenced to die for the 1995 murder of his ex-girlfriend and a man who was with her. There is no dispute about his guilt; the issue is how he ended up on death row.<p>Under Texas law, …

United States

Anti-racism activist brings her in-your-face style to Santiago Canyon College

After Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, school teacher Jane Elliott knew she had a difficult task at hand — explaining to a group of white third-graders in Iowa what racism was.<p>"We started talking about the killing of Martin Luther King, and I could see these kids weren't learning a …

The only difference between a Christian gunman and a Muslim terrorist is racism

Yesterday, a man opened fire in the visitors center of the US Capitol. He drew his weapon and pointed it at officers, one of whom fired and struck the suspect before he could go any further. The media would later learn that the same man had shouted “I am a Prophet of God” from the balcony of the …

Extremism
Black History
Race Relations

This is how it feels to be racially profiled while travelling

In recent weeks three easyJet passengers have been removed from flights over security concerns.<p>In the most recent case Meghary Yemane-Tesfagiorgis, who was asked to leave a plane after another passenger said she felt uncomfortable about him, claims to have been the victim of racial profiling. We …

Flying

Black culture isn't the problem - systemic inequality is

Bill Clinton isn’t the first person to blame ‘black-on-black crime’ for higher poverty and prison rates among black Americans<p>The idea that it is black folks and our supposedly immoral and savage culture that creates our disproportionate rates of poverty and imprisonment is everywhere: cop shows, …

Black Lives Matter

A racist stereotype is shattered: Study finds white youth are more likely to abuse hard drugs than black youth

The 12-year study highlights the incongruence between drug use and incarceration rates along racial lines<p>By now we can all agree that the real target of Reagan’s enduring war on drugs was never drugs, it was African Americans. But if rising incarceration rates among black youth or the utter failure …

U.S. Department of Justice

Beyoncé Taught Me It's Not My Job to Make White People Comfortable

My friends shouldn't feel uncomfortable when I speak up about black issues.<p>There's a scene from fifth grade that's seared in my brain: It's recess, and my friends and I are playing "Cheetah Girls." The iconic movie, about four best friends who sang in a girl group had just aired on Disney the night …

White Americans are nearly as blind to their racism as ever before

Along time ago, after a church service on a bright Sunday morning in the small town where I grew up, I heard one of the deacons tell another that he didn’t believe colored people really wanted civil rights and integration. “If God had meant white people and black people to mix he would have made …

North Carolina

Racism. It stops with me.

Surprising Number Of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution (VIDEO)

One in three Americans doesn't believe in evolution, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center.<p>The results, released Monday in report on views about human evolution, show that 33 percent of Americans think "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since …

101 Reasons Why Evolution is True

<i>These reasons will work from the general to the specific. I’ve used links to articles in Wikipedia as much as possible because Wiki articles are</i> …

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in <b>Epperson v. Arkansas</b>, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The …

Education

Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis

The film and play of the most publicized creation/evolution trial of all time are seriously biased and inaccurate.<p>Rarely does a year go by that the …

U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. …

Michigan State University

Probing Question: Why is teaching evolution still controversial?

Penn State political scientists Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer explain that, despite 40 years of court cases ruling against teaching creationism in …

Sasquatch, Bigfoot, the Yeti: They Do Not Exist And Here Are Reasons Why

Sasquatch, Bigfoot, the Yeti: They Do Not Exist And Here Are Reasons Why<p>Updated on June 8, 2016<p>A number of people around the world claim to have seen …

Skeptic: 10 Reasons to NOT Believe in Bigfoot

While the BFRO have their 6 Reasons to Believe in Bigfoot, Discovery Channel News has published an article today outlining the "10 REASONS WHY …

How Modern Genomics Crushed Bigfoot Pseudoscience

Thousands of people around the world believe in the existence of a large primate that roams the mountain forests. It is known by many names, such as …

Science, Pseudoscience, and Bigfoot - Justice C. Biology Period 4

Science and psuedoscience are two very different topics, First of all, “pseudo” literally means fake or pretending in Greek, meaning that …

2. The scientific examination of casts and photos of footprints.

"The mystery behind the sightings of sasquatches (a term used interchangeably with bigfoot) took on a new dimension in the 1960's when Dr. Grover …