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Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Introduction to the Four Views

Four Views of Eschatology Diagramed<p><b>1. Postmillennial</b><p><b>2. Amillennial</b><p><b>3. Historic Premillennial</b><p><b>4. Dispensational Premillennial</b><p>A classic Dispensationalist …

Theology

The Criminalization of Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Areas that are changing economically often draw more police—creating conditions for more surveillance and more potential misconduct.<p>In the early hours of Labor Day, Brooklynites woke up to the sound of steel-pan bands drumming along Flatbush Avenue, as hundreds of thousands of people gathered to …

Justice

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. …

Housing

Changes in Policing Take Hold in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities

CAMDEN, N.J. — Every few months, the police chief here asks which officers wrote the most tickets.<p>Elsewhere, this might lead to praise, but in Camden — where 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, the murder rate compares to that of El Salvador and one of the most interesting …

Law Enforcement

Why do so many white people deny the existence of white privilege?

They’re surrounded by pieces of the puzzle, but can’t put them together<p>Team Westport, a town-sponsored diversity committee in predominantly white …

Michigan civil rights panel: Flint water crisis rooted in 'systemic racism'

The Flint drinking water crisis has its root causes in historical and systemic racism, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission said Friday in a hard-hitting report that calls the public health catastrophe " a complete failure of government" and recommends a rewrite of the state's emergency manager law …

This chart shows how much of a head start white families have over black families

As far as simple statistical comparisons go, I can't recall any representations of it as striking as this chart from a recent report by the left-wing think tank Demos and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University. As it shows, the median white household headed by a …

Demographics

Largest US police union asks Amazon to pull 'offensive' Black Lives Matter shirt

An open letter is urging the online retailer to follow Walmart and drop the sale of the T-shirt, which carries the words ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’<p>The biggest US police union is pressing Amazon to follow Walmart and remove from third-party sale a shirt that seeks profit in relation to the …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

Florida cop gives himself ticket after reviewing traffic video

A police officer in Florida who was scanning video footage of traffic violations came across his patrol car running a red light.<p>Haines City Police Officer Tim Glover spotted his car in the Sept. 8 video. He remembered he was getting lunch and was turning left at an intersection while the light …

Records, Descendants Help Weave Stories Of George Washington's Slaves

Rohulamin Quander's ancestors were slaves.<p>However, unlike a majority of the enslaved population, Sucky Bay and Nancy Carter Quander served George and Martha Washington, the first First Family, and worked on their Mount Vernon farms.<p>Now, hundreds of years after they worked as spinners on the …

All this talk of “inner cities” is missing a bigger problem affecting the African-American middle class

Donald Trump attracted attention for seeming to suggest in the second presidential debate with Hillary Clinton that African Americans and “inner cities” are synonymous. In truth, more African Americans now live in suburbs than in urban ghettos, about 23% of young African Americans are now college …

African-American News

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

Slavery on America's College Campuses Went Beyond Buying and Selling

Not long after Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced a plan to atone for the school’s active participation in slavery—which …

Black History

10 ways white people are more racist than they realize

<b>(MilamPhotos via iStock)</b><p>Progressives like to believe they’re enlightened, but they’re no less vulnerable to their implicit biases<p>Kali Holloway<p>March 4, 2015 8:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If there’s anything our fraught national dialogue on race has taught us, it's that …

African-American News

White Thugs Destroy Gas Station, Fight Attendant, but Will Get Away With It Because White Privilege

Ryan Lochte is a dumbass. Let's get that out of the way first. From the dyed-gray hair to the stupid look that he constantly wears on his face, it's …

International Olympic Committee

Why Equality Feels Like Oppression When You're Used to Privilege

As a white male, I’ve made an effort to recognize when I’ve benefitted from white male privilege. Even with my best intentions though, privilege is …

Race & Ethnicity

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

<b>Why "Black" Makes Us Uncomfortable</b><p>Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." So "All Lives Matter" is <i>a response to</i> "Black Lives Matter." …

How Asian Americans Contribute to White Supremacy

Asian Americans, the popular conception goes, don't protest. But by not doing so, we are contributing to white supremacy.<p>In this country, so many more things go to the person who doesn't acknowledge that there's a problem. We have taken to calling this "privilege." The ability to drive without fear …

The Red Cross’s racist poster fuels swimming stigma that may cost black kids their lives

Black children are 5.5 times more likely to drown than white children. Racist pool posters don’t help.<p>At first glance, it just seemed like a typical poster promoting swimming safety.<p>While visiting a pool in Salida, Colorado, a woman named Margaret Sawyer noticed a Red Cross pool safety poster …

Red Cross

Sarah Vine reveals the Gove household reaction to Brexit: ‘you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off’

Since Leave triumphed in the EU referendum, there have been growing concerns that the Brexiteers were not suitably prepared for success at the polls. As well as no clear plan of action, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have been uncharacteristically quiet since the result came in.<p>Happily Gove’s wife …

Blacks and Whites Don't Agree on the State of Race Relations in the U.S.

A little over eight years ago, President Obama delivered a speech on race that the Pew Research Center dubbed one of the biggest events of his 2008 …

Pew Research Center

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

It's a rare and remarkable view into America's public schools and the challenges that continue some 60 years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>:<p>The Civil Rights Data Collection survey.<p>Since 1968, the federal government has been sending it to the nation's schools to gauge educational access and …

Education

The gobsmacking racism of America's criminal justice system

Earlier this week the Supreme Court issued a near-unanimous ruling that the state of Georgia must retry Timothy Foster, a black death-row inmate …

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What makes a great leader? Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. The main reason for this is that cultures differ in their implicit theories of …

Leadership

For-Profit Prisons: American Slavery, Under New Management

With U.S. crime down yet prisoners up, and private prisons raking in billions off their labor, it's becoming increasingly clear that American slavery …