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Why it's OK For Black People, but Not White People, to Use The N-Word, Explained (Again)

What’s up my nigga? Long time, no see.<p>What’s up? It’s been awhile.<p>Also, you can’t use that word anymore.<p>The n-word? But I thought you loved that word.<p>…

Kendrick Lamar

Racist Man Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish Speakers to be Besieged by Mariachis and Tacos, Thanks to the Internet

After identifying the raving racist who threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Spanish speakers at a New York deli, the internet …

Twitter

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Middle-class

'CEOs don't want this released': US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

The first comprehensive study of CEO-to-worker pay reveals an extraordinary disparity – with the highest gap approaching 5,000 to 1<p>The first comprehensive study of the massive pay gap between the US executive suite and average workers has found that the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio has now …

Income Inequality

The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

The gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.<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 residence at one of my …

Income Inequality

The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal

Last night, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reported a development in the Michael Cohen saga of seismic scale. In a December 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, the British …

Corruption

Iran launched an attack on Israel — and it got badly beaten and internationally abandoned

Iran launched a missile strike on northern Israel late Wednesday night, with 20 Grad and Fajr rockets taking off from Syria in what was widely seen as retaliation after months of Israeli airstrikes punishing their forces — but it looks like it got crushed.<p>Not only does Israel say it intercepted a …

Middle East

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

Race & Ethnicity

AI will spell the end of capitalism

<i>Feng Xiang, a professor of law at Tsinghua University, is one of China’s most prominent legal scholars. He spoke at the Berggruen Institute’s China Center workshop on artificial intelligence in March in Beijing.</i><p>BEIJING — The most momentous challenge facing socio-economic systems today is the …

Artificial Intelligence

World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules and contractual protections for workers

A draft of the World Bank's annual flagship World Development Report says that its creditor-states (the poorest countries in the world) should …

Trump Begs World Leaders to Let Him Back in Their Club

World leaders, predictably, have responded by suggesting that Trump get bent.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> was campaigning for president, he vowed to tear up existing trade agreements and use his unparalleled dealmaking expertise to strike new, better deals for the U.S. Such promises prompted hordes of …

Donald Trump

White people abandon diverse neighborhoods for racial, not economic reasons

When people of color move into a community, white people tend to move out. This phenomenon—known as “white flight”—is well-established in sociological research. It has, however, been much harder to come to a definitive conclusion as to why this happens.<p>On one side of the debate, researchers say …

The 11 most eye-opening lines in James Comey's 'A Higher Loyalty,' ranked

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days before its official release, excerpts of James Comey's memoir about his time as FBI Director under President Donald Trump have leaked. Actually, flooded.<p>There's a lot of pieces of the Comey book -- "A Higher Loyalty" -- kicking around the media world at the moment. Some are salacious, …

Donald Trump

Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening

Damning statistic follows damning statistic on wealth inequality. The latest, from the House of Commons, is that by 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. The distribution of wealth – or rather the lack of it – may well prove to be the defining issue of our age. Such inequality …

Income Inequality

House Speaker Paul Ryan was the biggest fraud in American politics

Good riddance.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is announcing his retirement today, was not the most pernicious figure in American life during his era of prominence, but he was the biggest phony.<p>His Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell, was always willing to wear the black hat, from his early rise to …

Republicans

Jared Kushner’s $1.2 billion miracle

Someone is doing Jared Kushner a huge favor. But we don't know who.<p>The 41-story skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was supposed to be Jared …

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.<p>World leaders are being warned that the continued accumulation of wealth at the top will fuel growing distrust and …

Income Inequality

Unions Want to Know Where the Hell All That Trump Tax Cut Money Went

Several unions are demanding that employers explain what exactly they're doing with they huge windfall Republicans gave them.<p>Certified nursing assistant Gloria Duquette starts each work day at 7 AM, dashes to her second job at 3 PM, and finishes at 11 PM. All day long, she transports nursing home …

For GOP, Counting 'Every Person Living' Means Only Counting White People

As the 2010 census was approaching, my former boss, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), introduced a resolution:<p>Expressing the sense of the House that, in accordance with Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, that ‘in conducting the 2010 decennial census, the Secretary of Commerce should use all …

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back

Republicans have been using the constitution’s flaws to wage a one-sided war against their political opponents. It’s time for Democrats to respond<p>Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since …

Political Science

Why it might actually be a good thing that robots are taking over human jobs

How often and for how long have we heard that robots are going to take over the world? It’s a fear a lot of people have, but in reality, the robot …

A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed For The US, And No One In Mexico Dares To Stop Them

"If we all protect each other, we'll get through this together."<p>Taking a drag from her cigarette, a Mexican immigration agent looked out toward a caravan of migrants that grew larger with each step they took on the two-lane highway.<p>When the agent, who'd covered her uniform with an orange and white …

Immigration

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

New Research Proves That All Things Being Equal, Nothing Is Equal for Black Boys

Perhaps you’ve heard the decades-old conservative cure for systematic racism. When confronted with any statistic that shows widespread inequality, …

Trump would love to fire Mueller. But here’s why he’s been afraid to so far.

Things could change, but there are very good reasons the president hasn’t pulled the trigger yet.<p>President Donald Trump’s fury over the raid of his lawyer Michael Cohen’s office has initiated a new round of discussion about whether the president will finally fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in …

Durbin blasts Trump for ‘desperate and reckless conduct’

President Donald Trump is “engaged in desperate and reckless conduct” against the law enforcement entities investigating his 2016 campaign, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday morning, actions that should push Congress to take steps to protect the office of special counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

Trump Fired Tillerson To Protect Jared Kushner

President Trump yesterday dismissed his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson — via tweet.<p>While Tillerson was never a “Trumpian” in the manner of Steve …

Buying your first home? Here's how to avoid 12 first-time buyer mistakes

Every year, first-time home buyers venture into the market and make the same mistakes that their parents, siblings and friends made when they bought their first houses.<p>But today’s novice buyers can stop the cycle. Here are 12 mistakes that first-time home buyers make — and what to do instead.<p>1. …

Real Estate