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Ethnic minorities face 'entrenched' racial inequality - watchdog

<b>Black and ethnic minority people in Britain still face "entrenched" race inequality in many areas, including education and health, a watchdog warns.</b><p>A review by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which also looked at employment, housing, pay, and criminal justice, found an "alarming …

Job Sectors Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Slimmest

Pinpointing exactly how much more men are paid than women in the United States right now is difficult. Sources vary, but the consensus of many is that women make as little as 79 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. The gender pay gap is very real and though individual companies and …

Demographics

How Excessive Zoning Regulations Hamper Social Mobility And Increase Inequality

Owners who want to protect their own property values shouldn’t be able to block social progress.<p>Housing in successful cities like San Francisco is expensive because people want to move there, which drives up prices. But there’s also another reason: a lack of housing supply. Between 1980 and 2000, …

It's ‘No Mean Feat’ Being a Female Human Rights Activist in Timbuktu, Says Psychologist Fatoumata Harber

Truck is set on fire in conflict-ridden northern Mali. Photo by F. Harber. Used with her permission.The attacks that have recently struck the Western …

Permaculture

7 Environmental Artists Fighting for Change

Robert Morris - One of the Pioneers of Land Art<p>Apart from being one of the most important theoreticians of Minimalism, Robert Morris is known for his …

Art

Environmental Street Artists Depict The Dark Realities We Often Avoid

Raising awareness of climate change, one massive painting of a whale at a time.<p>A polar bear whose bottom half is caked in oily black gunk. A whale wrapped in striped fabric: a pseudo straightjacket. These are the messes climate change leaves behind, the things we know are happening but often don’t …

Streetwear

Mexican Artists Raise Alexa Moreno Above Hate With Body Positive Masterpieces

Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno, who is competing in the 2016 Brazil Olympics, was dragged through the mud, and body shamed by the masses. Internet …

Rio Olympics: Graffiti mural in honour of Team Refugee

The first ever Olympic refugee team definitely made its mark on the Rio Games.<p>The 10-member team has been a big crowd pleaser in Rio since they marched into the opening ceremony to thunderous applause under the Olympic flag.<p>In honour of their remarkable journey the portraits of all 10 members have …

Street talk: an exhibition of language-inspired sculpture takes over New York's City Hall Park

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely an exhibition of public art clocks is somewhere in the tens of thousands. Maybe more.<p>For 'Language of Things', a group exhibition that made its debut earlier this summer, words take on a new meaning, as the concept of language is detached from the …

It’s time rock art was better protected

Rock art consists of human made marks on natural rock – paintings, stencils, prints, engravings, bas-relief, and even designs made of beeswax. It is …

Everything You Need to Know About the Wage Gap in 2016

Why Now Is the Time to Show Us the Money<p>After decades of shouting our demands for equal pay into the wind while the gender gap has remained unchanged, it seems— <i>finally!</i>—our voices are being heard. In January, the Obama administration proposed a rule to require companies with 100-plus employees to …

Inequality is Not a Plus or Minus Game

Inequality, in mathematics, describes the relationship between two values when they are different.<p>Expressed in its equation form as "a≠b," that is exactly what it means--not that one is bigger or smaller than the other or even that they can be compared in size. Ergo, when applied to society this …

Should I Join the Makerspace Revolution?

This story appears in the August 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In the U.S. alone, there are now more than 400 “makerspaces” -- shorthand for facilities that contain the tools and room you’ll need to design, prototype and manufacture potentially marketable goods. Before you join one of these …

How racial bias, income inequality and the 2016 election can hurt your health

David Williams has spent many years figuring out how racial segregation, disparate income distribution and limited access to health care can affect people’s lives. Williams is a professor at Harvard University in the departments of public health and African and African American Studies.<p>I spoke with …

Income Inequality

DPM: Nation's success rooted in creativity and innovation - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s success as a nation since its founding can be attributed to its willingness to embrace innovation, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad …

Transgender Individuals Are Now Guaranteed Bathroom Access In Thousands Of Federal Buildings

The Obama administration has long been vocal about its support for the transgender community and its latest mandate further reinforces its commitment …

Incredibly racist decision by Michigan court affects straight ticket voting

In one of the strangest cases of election related court challenges to come along in some time, Republicans in Michigan attempted to remove the option …

Talking to John Carlos about his legacy, social justice at the Olympics, and the importance of Michael Phelps smoking weed

It’s perhaps the most iconic photograph in Olympics history: two men—Tommie Smith and John Carlos—on the medal stand, raising their fists in the name …

Understanding The Problem: Reducing Income Inequality Doesn't Grow Our Economy, But Growth Would Reduce Inequality

<i>Mr. Puzder is an economic adviser to the Trump campaign.</i><p>After seven years of anemic economic growth, working class Americans are facing limited job opportunities, stagnant wages, a diminishing middle class and, as a consequence, increasing income inequality. The obvious way to reverse this trend …

Income Inequality

15 Common Arguments Against Immigration Debunked

<b>15 Common Arguments Against Immigration, Addressed</b><p>Arguments against immigration come across my desk every day but their variety is limited – rarely …

listen to the amazing new youth voices in gender activism

At The Representation Project's Global Youth Summit in San Francisco last weekend, young activists met to discuss gender equality.<p><b>Name:</b> Shaun Ross<p><b>Occupation:</b> model and activist<p><b>What's your definition of gender?</b>Of course gender exists. It's something that your parents tell you. But as I grow older, I …

Feminism

Can Spiritual Activism Save Humanity?

<i>Authored by Jared Michaels for Psyched in San Francisco Magazine. Jared is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley and a Zen teacher in the San Francisco Zen Center lineage.</i><p>Because of climate change and its various causes, humanity is at risk of going extinct. That's a …

‘The door has been opened’: First transgender man to compete for the U.S. stars in milestone Nike ad

Chris Mosier has made all kinds of history this year. In June, he became the first transgender man to compete for the United States on the world …

Triathlete

Ghana: chiefs in gender equality battle

Ghana's Queen Mothers are traditional leaders in their communities who are now seeking a modern role. They campaign for women's rights, but say they …

Leaked documents reveal ‘abuse and mistreatment’ of refugees at Australian offshore detention centre

Horrific accounts of sexual abuse, beatings and attempted suicide at an offshore Australian detention centre for asylum seekers have been uncovered …