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LeBron James slams Phil Jackson for referring to business partners as 'posse'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James says he has lost all respect for Phil Jackson after the New York Knicks president characterized James' business …

Costume party highlights racism at Queen’s University, critics say

The student government of Queen's University has condemned a recent party attended by undergraduates that involved wearing stereotypical national costumes, photos of which have elicited heated criticism on social media for their "racist" depictions of foreign cultures.<p>The Saturday event featured …

As a judge, I can see the racism embedded in the system | Peter Herbert

There is a crisis of trust and confidence in the judicial system among black communities. It is not ‘colour blind’ but arbitrary and discriminatory<p>Britain often claims to possess the finest justice system in the world, with a “colour blind” approach to the law. Unfortunately, this isn’t true: …

Donald Trump is never as subdued as when he’s disavowing racism

He says he can’t figure out why the “alt-right” is energized by him.<p>President-elect Donald Trump said he can’t think of anything he might have done to inspire the “alt-right,” a base of white nationalists that have embraced Trump’s pending administration as a reason to celebrate.<p>According to the …

Donald Trump

Kathleen Kennedy’s ‘Star Wars’ Stance Highlights Disney’s Bigger Problem With Female Directors

Female directors are just one part of the diversity in Hollywood conversation. While many are taking steps to help guide the industry in a different direction, some of the biggest studios seem to be lagging behind. While Disney has been proactive in some areas, they need to step up in a big way …

Sexism Can Be Harmful for Men Too, But Not in the Ways You Might Think

New research published by the American Psychological Association finds that sexism may have an impact on men too — but not necessarily in the way …

Why We Need to Reclaim the Word 'Female'

As an author of a new book on women, <i>Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works</i>, I’ve often used the term <i>female</i> to describe women …

Feminism

Lucky Break: the Zimmermann Telegram

David Nicholas reveals the skill and good fortune behind Britain’s First World War intelligence operation, and the coup by which the Zimmermann …

The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens - Vox

When Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched into space in 1977, their mission was to explore the outer solar system, and over the following decade, they did so admirably.<p>With an 8-track tape memory system and onboard computers that are thousands of times weaker than the phone in your pocket, the two …

Space

Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790

From the moment of the first American census, in 1790, through every decennial census we've had since, the categories the U.S. government has used to classify its residents have included the word "white."<p>That label has been the lone constant in an ever-evolving checklist of identities that reflect …

'Internet meme ruined my career'

Social media is a part of most people lives. We share photos and videos, laugh together at cute cat videos and memes.<p>But how would you feel if you were the unwitting victim of a meme?<p>That's what one model - Heidi Yeh - says happened to her when she became the focus of jokes and internet memes …

Male engineering student perfectly explains why women aren't equal to men

A letter penned by mechanical engineering student Jared Mauldin has gone viral thanks to its impassioned description of the differences between men and women in the field<p>In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) university courses, men typically outnumber women by a considerable …

Meet the man who makes Donald Trump go viral

Justin McConney spearheaded this cycle's biggest innovation: the 15-second Instagram attack ad.<p>He convinced a reluctant Donald Trump to complete the ice bucket challenge. He cut the Jeb Bush-bashing Instagram ads that have been called “The future of American politics.” And he is seemingly the only …

Donald Trump

The gender-neutral kids clothing you've been searching for

"If it's not pink, then it's not for a girl," Courtney Hartman says about the children's clothes she's encountered when shopping for her young …

Does Fox News Want Kids to Fear Muslims?

Why it’s a terrible idea to teach children about terrorists and radicals in world religion courses.<p>It appears that Fox News is not content with just …

I hated not being white: The lies I told just to fit in haunt me still

I wanted to get away from the burdens and preconceptions of being Asian. But I didn’t even know myself<p>Tom Phan<p>September 30, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>“What do you think your name should be?” my dad asked me.<p>We were parked outside my new elementary school on Elm Street, I was excited: How many children get …

Stereotypes

Schoolboy urging New Zealanders to stop mangling Māori words is web hit

Finnian Galbraith praised after making video to highlight the need for respect of the language as vital part of country’s heritage<p>A New Zealand schoolboy who filmed an appeal to his fellow citizens to stop mispronouncing Māori words has become an internet hit.<p>Finnian Galbraith highlights the need …

Young people decide there's not much to LOL about any more

The text speak acronym may soon be laughing no more, according to a Facebook survey in the US, with haha, hehe and emoji now far more popular<p>It began as a shorthand understood only by computer geeks and went on to enter the dictionary and be (mis)used by the prime minister. But LOL, the acronym for …

Emoji

We deride them as ‘migrants’. Why not call them people? | David Marsh

The term is badly tarnished after years of abuse by those who seek to strip refugees of their humanity<p>What do the following people have in common: Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England; the former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen; Nigel Farage’s wife, Kirsten; Chelsea’s new striker, Pedro; …

Black Country headteacher defends ban on dialect in classrooms

The headteacher of a Black Country school has defended banning the local dialect from classrooms, arguing it will help raise literacy standards.<p>John White, headteacher of Colley Lane community primary school in Halesowen, said he had decided to ban the dialect from lessons because it put his 600 …

Black Country dialect: no more waggin' for Halesowen pupils

The Black Country dialect is very different from Birmingham's. Pretend, for a moment, that you care. That's why Brummies call people like me (born in Wolverhampton, raised in Sedgley, although later schooled in Solihull, and suffering a Proustian rush every time I think about the nocturnal vista of …

What do you think about #MasculinitySoFragile? Here's what you said

A debate on what it means to be a man has been raging online this week after the hashtag #MasculinitySoFragile started trending. But what is it …

A Dying Language Is Making a Comeback

In the summer of 1930, at the dawn of the Great Depression, a 21-year-old linguist named Morris Swadesh set out for Louisiana to record the area’s …

Linguistics

No more ‘mothers’ and ‘fathers’? Ontario looks at gender neutral changes to government forms

Ontario has become the first province to consider moving all government documents toward gender neutral language to refer to parents.<p>A motion from a …

Here's what the English language sounded like 500 years ago

<b>Language is fluid, bae. It's always changing.</b><p>In fact, it shifts so frequently, differences can remain unseen/heard.<p>Just 12 months ago, we hadn't …

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton is 'shrill'

Donald Trump. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall<p>Real-estate magnate Donald Trump attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for being "shrill" during a Wednesday campaign stop in South Carolina.<p>Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, made that accusation after claiming that he got called …

#MasculinitySoFragile is bringing angry men to the forefront

It hasn’t even been a century in the United States since the federal government implemented women’s suffrage, and in our 239 year history, there has …