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5 ways to actually support Black women if you’re thankful for what they did in Alabama

This week on social media, you may have noticed a plethora of tweets and posts thanking Black women for saving America yet again. This time, the …

These Blind Spots Prevent Gender Equality In The Workplace

A new survey reveals a crucial gap in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender equality in their own workplaces.<p>Here’s what we know: Our workplaces have a long way to go to achieve gender parity in everything from leadership positions to pay, despite the fact that women and men are nearly equally …

Career Development

Millennials Are Rewriting the Book on Workplace Culture in 2 Surprising Ways

It's important to recognize the evolution of the terms "diversity" and "inclusion" in the millennial context.<p><i>How are millennials changing corporate workplace culture? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Beware Research Conducted By ‘White, Heterosexual, Cisgendered’ Men, Say Professors

Two scientists recently published an academic journal article in which they argue that scholars who mainly cite the research done by white …

Implicit bias and anti-black racism the core of Andrew Loku inquest findings

The jury that crafted the 39 recommendations coming out of the inquest into the police shooting death of Andrew Loku in 2015 made it clear that …

When a white author wrote a slave narrative novel in 1967, black writers were outraged

William Styron’s ‘Confessions of Nat Turner’ was a best seller<p>In 1967, America was waging war, both within and beyond its borders. In the sweltering …

In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

LONDON — It is just as well that I’m a writer, not an editor. Were I editing a newspaper or magazine, I might soon be out of a job. For this is an essay in defense of cultural appropriation.<p>In Canada last month, three editors lost their jobs after making such a defense.<p>The controversy began when …

White People Talk About Their White Privilege

The point is not whether we choose to acknowledge or ignore the impact of race, but how white privilege defines all aspects of American life.<p>It started as so many great ideas do: on a Saturday morning, lying in bed watching SportsCenter, and talking to strangers on Twitter. I don't think any of …

13 Black History Books That Belong on Every Kid’s Bookshelf

We’ve shared the films you should watch in honor of Black History Month and the books to add to your to-be-read list, but celebrating the African-American achievements and the struggle for civil rights shouldn’t be a solo affair. Today, we’re sharing children’s books that honor the legacy of …

17 Books You Should Read for Black History Month

February is here, which means we’re celebrating Black History Month. From canonical classics to children’s books and contemporary novels, discovering a new favorite read is a fun way to celebrate and honor the African American experience. We’re sharing graphic novels, biographies, poetry, young …

The Role of Highways in American Poverty

They seemed like such a good idea in the 1950s.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from remarks delivered by the author on March 16 at the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service, in Little Rock.</i><p>Little Rock is a fascinating city. With its river and renovated warehouses and …

Urban Design

Margaret Atwood: ‘All dystopias are telling you is to make sure you’ve got a lot of canned goods and a gun’

As her reimagined version of Shakespeare’s Tempest is released, the acclaimed author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Maddaddam talks about how the world of 2016 is starting to look alarmingly like something from one of her books

Literature

The Correspondent Who Scooped the World

Clare Hollingworth strolls on a street in Beijing in the 1970s/80s.<br>Clare Hollingworth Collection<p>1 of 15<p>A shaft of late afternoon sun slices through …

The one thing that could save the world: Why we need empathy now more than ever

<b>Gregory Peck and Brock Peters in "To Kill a Mockingbird"</b><p>Critics say that empathy clouds our judgment and distracts us from true morality. Here’s what they’re missing<p>Roman Krznaric<p>November 8, 2014 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Empathy is trending. President Obama wants to tackle America’s "empathy deficit," medical …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids