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Poverty forces families in Myanmar to ditch their elderly

“The old woman was left in the dark, tainted with faeces and urine,” recalls a social worker, who warns that elderly abandonment is on the rise. Part …

Old Age

The War on Poverty, Then and Now

<i>Originally published at the Institute for New Economic Thinking website</i><p>In his first State of the Union address in January 1964, President Lyndon B. …

To Fight Zika, Fight Poverty And Inequality

<b>The blog is co-authored by Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP</b>’s <b>Bureau for Policy and Programme Support AND Jessica Faieta, UN Assistant Secretary</b>-<b>General and Director, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP</b><p>Marta and João live in a small …

Public Health

How Immigrants Became Criminals

Mar 17, 2017<p>9 Min read time<p>Immigrants are not committing more crimes than in the past. Rather the definition of “criminal” has broadened …

Sanctuary cities are an insult to legal immigrants

On Monday evening, Rockville held a public hearing to discuss local enforcement of federal immigration laws. Specifically, the hearing concerned an ordinance proposed by Rockville City Council member Julie Palakovich Carr that would preserve Rockville’s status as a safe haven for illegal immigrants.<p>…

Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens Are Desperately Applying for Green Cards Because of Trump

They're going through a complex, expensive, and sometimes risky process because they're worried about being deported.<p>Though Noe, an undocumented dairy farmer in West Texas, has qualified for a green card since he married a US citizen 11 years ago, he never applied—status as a legal resident would …

How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism

Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.<p>After a rash of police killings last summer, H. Richard Milner, a professor of urban education at the University of Pittsburgh, set out to answer a question that had been gnawing at him for some time. As a …

Education

U.S. meeting of popular movements takes on racism, Trump

Denouncing racism and all other forms of what it called “human hierarchy,” a U.S. regional version of the World Meeting of Popular Movements launched …

Is Racism Passed Down From One Generation to Another?

The New York Times reports five Loudoun County, Va., teens pled guilty to vandalizing Ashburn Colored School, “a dilapidated, one-room 19th-century …