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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

In Brazil the wounds of slavery will not heal

Brazil abolished slavery 130 years ago, but its society has failed to deal with the crimes that took place. Many Afro-Brazilians remain trapped in a …

Brazil

Which town in your state is the poorest? Here is the list

Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. Perhaps more evident now than in any time in recent memory, conspicuous consumption is juxtaposed with abject poverty in cities and towns across the country. While the rich and poor often live side by side, in some American towns, serious …

Income Inequality

Prison Panthers and awakening the Black radical

<b>by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington</b><i>“What made him (Malcolm X) unfamiliar and dangerous was not his hatred for white people but his love for Blacks, his</i> …

Black History

Ostracised and fetishised: The perils of travelling as a young black woman

<b>Ashley Butterfield, 31, has been around the world - but a visit to India brought home the particular challenges of being a lone black female tourist.</b><p>"Are blacks better in bed because of genetics or diet?" the middle-aged Indian restaurant owner asked me earnestly as I finished the dinner he had …

Women of Color

Millennials are struggling. Is it the fault of the baby boomers?

The postwar generation, now retiring in luxury, stands accused of a wilful failure to safeguard young people’s interests<p>T he late 1940s were about bombsites, rationing, loss and mourning, but amid the gloom a new generation was emerging. In the grim, grey aftermath of war, children were born on an …

Demographics

The Sean Hannity Controversy Exposes the Racist Hypocrisy of Wypipo Welfare

On Monday, conservative right-wing zealot Sean Hannity paused his public fellating of Donald Trump and explained why it was totally cool that he …

Donald Trump

More Black Officials in Power in Cuba as Leadership Changes

As the departing Cuban president, Raúl Castro, tells it, even too many of the radio and television newscasters in Cuba are white.<p>It “was not easy” getting the few black broadcasters now on the air hired, Mr. Castro said in his retirement speech Thursday, a remarkable admission considering the state …

Cuba

New lynching memorial in Alabama offers chance to remember and heal

Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947.<p>He was shot to death by a white …

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

How to Make White People Uncomfortable

<b>1.</b> Be black.<p><b>2.</b> Be not white.<p><b>3.</b> Be not white and not American.<p><b>4.</b> Tell the truth.<p><b>5.</b> Cite facts.<p><b>7.</b> Talk about the present day.<p><b>9.</b> Say things like “Hi” …

Unbridled

Dear White People: If a Memorial Dedicated to Lynchings of Black People Makes You Uncomfortable, Good

On April 26 of this year, the Equal Justice Initiative will open both a memorial and museum in Montgomery, Ala., dedicated to the victims of lynching …

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

A white mob wiped this all-black Florida town off the map. 60 years later their story was finally told

Even by the standards of the 1920s South, the chain of events in Rosewood were unfathomable<p>Nine-year-old Minnie Lee Langley was outside with her …

Crime

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.<p>Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging …

Holistic Medicine

AP analysis: Blacks largely left out among high-paying jobs

BOSTON — Jonathan Garland’s fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood.<p>But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didn’t …

MLK’s White Girlfriend Speaks Out After All These Years

Those of us who study black history have always heard rumors of an alleged relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. (then known as “ML”) and a …

The Frederick Douglass Rival Who Shocked With His Call to ‘Resist’

The Reverend Henry Highland Garnet has largely been forgotten by the history books, but the fiery preacher was one of the most influential figures in …

How Racist Would You Be if Black People Could Actually Be Racist?

One of the great disappointments in my life—perhaps the greatest disappointment, really—is that black people in America do not possess the ability to …

Chicago’s Awful Divide

Americans are flocking to big cities to find good jobs—opportunities that remain disproportionately out of reach for the poorest residents already living there.<p>CHICAGO—Americans hear a lot these days about the country’s urban-rural divide. Rural counties are poorer; urban ones richer. Rural areas …

Urban Design

Poverty drives some Kenyans to rent out their wives

Poverty and unpredictable tourism industry forcing men on the east coast to send spouses into prostitution.<p><b>Kwale, Kenya</b> - <b></b>It's a cloudy Sunday morning in Kenya's Kwale county and Sande Ramadan just woke up to get ready for another weekend of work.<p>Wearing a green vest and khaki shorts, he washes his …

When ICE Tries to Deport Americans, Who Defends Them?

On November 30, 2016, James Busse, who was then thirty-five years old, arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on a return flight from Barbados, where he had been on vacation. Busse worked as a stockbroker for a firm in lower Manhattan. He was born in Barbados but came to the United States …

How an Indian Guru Cleans the World's Most Polluted Rivers

With a nationwide campaign, yogi Sadhguru raises awareness about India's threatened waterways, from the Ganges to minor streams.<p>Half a year ago, one man set off on a 5,778-mile journey to sound the alarm about India's ailing rivers.<p>The country's waterways have drawn media attention for some time. …

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner Promised a Criminal Justice Revolution. He’s Exceeding Expectations.

I’ve never seen anything like this document. It’s a dream come true for those of us who’ve been fighting our hearts out for justice reform for years. …

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

How a Black Queen Conceived a White Baby

(<i>The Root</i>) — <i>This image is part of a weekly series that</i> <b>The Root</b> <i>is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at</i> …

Ancient DNA Is Rewriting Human (and Neanderthal) History

The genomes of the long dead are turning up all sorts of unexpected and controversial findings.<p>Geneticist David Reich used to study the living, but now he studies the dead.<p>The precipitating event came in the form of 40,000-year-old Neanderthal bones found in a Croatian cave. So well-preserved were …

It’s official: Republican Rick Saccone concedes to Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania special election

Lamb won by a narrow margin over a week ago.<p>Democrat Conor Lamb is officially the next congressman from Pennsylvania after an incredibly close special election in the state’s 18th Congressional District, beating out Republican candidate Rick Saccone in a deeply conservative district the nonpartisan …