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Ancient Irish Halloween myths and legends

Ancient Irish Halloween myths and legends to get you in the Halloween and Samhain festival spirit<p>Samhain is the ancient Irish festival that became …

White America is quietly self-segregating - Vox

Everyone wants diversity. But not everyone wants it on their street.<p>There's a small town in Minnesota called Worthington. It's a place that fascinates sociologists.<p>In the 1980s, Worthington was on its way to becoming a ghost town, like many other white, blue-collar communities.<p>But in 1989, the …

Shocking moment raging woman 'spits at passengers' on Tube after yelling she 'doesn't like London'

A shocking video has captured the moment an angry woman 'spits' on passengers while yelling about her hatred for London while travelling on the Tube .<p>…

Flying

Poll of cops shows the ‘Ferguson effect’ is all too real

The nonpartisan Pew poll just confirmed the existence of the so-called “Ferguson effect”: 86 percent of cops polled say all the national controversy …

Justice

Women Prep For Workplace Sexism In Spot-On Deodorant Ad

This is the latest in a string of female empowerment-themed Secret ads.<p>Secret Deodorant’s newest ads focus on a situation many women can relate to: preparing for some sexist bullsh*t at work.<p>The two new 30-second spots are the most recent installments in the deodorant company’s “Stress Test” …

Rape survivor speaks to 3,000-plus football coaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brenda Tracy looked out from the stage at a ballroom filled with at least 3,000 football coaches and was terrified. Being invited …

Steve Harvey Caught In Shocking New Racist Rants

1 of 7<p>State Farm Color Full Lives Art Gallery-2016 State Farm Neighborhood Awards Weekend-Day 1<p><b>Steve Harvey</b> is caught in a new racist scandal after …

Tomi Lahren Wants You to Know She Has Black Friends, is Really Proud of Herself

By Kylie Cheung | Politics | January 12, 2017 | Comments ()<p>By Kylie Cheung | Politics | January 12, 2017 |<p>Conservative talk show host Tomi Lauren is …

YouTube 'Social Experiments' Are the Worst Kind of Smug White Racism

A man in Liverpool has been convicted of racially abusing a woman in a video he says was "raising awareness" of racism.<p>If there's anything more troubling than grown men doing YouTube stunts, it's grown men doing racist YouTube stunts. Or, as they would call them, "social experiments".<p>Amateur actor …

No, My Diversity Doesn’t Have to Include Your Bigotry

Photo credit: Reuters Some days I think people choose to miss the point. In the weeks following the election, those of us opposing the coming …

Civil Rights

Racial Justice Cannot Happen Without Gender Equality

For most of my adult life I’ve been a journalist and writer blessed, or possibly cursed, to witness some of the worst things imaginable done by human …

This Latino Teen's Shirt Calls Out Racism, Sexism, Homophobia & Transphobia – and the Internet Loves It

<b>Aaron Tamez</b> was never one to take a political stand, but the recent <b>Donald Trump</b>-inspired hate seeping through the nation moved the gay Latino teen to make a bold social justice statement in his high school.<p>Last week, the 17-year-old returned to his Houston, Texas school from winter break sporting a …

Miss. Newspaper Announces Plans for ‘Gangbangers’ Rodeo’: ‘Bang, Bang, You’re Dead’

Peter Rinaldi, owner and publisher of Miss-Lou Magazine and the Natchez Sun XPress, has caused widespread anger with a racist column calling for …

Black Lives Matter

Charleston Victim's Kin Says Trial Revealed 'Radical Truth' About Racism

It didn't take long for Alana Simmons to forgive the man who murdered her grandfather and eight others at a South Carolina church. She did it so she could focus on more important things, like honoring the man she'd lost.<p>Simmons got so absorbed in her mission that she never tried to understand the …

You Should Watch Black-ish’s Essential ‘Lemons’ Episode Before The Inauguration

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression — if you’re one of the nearly 66 million Americans who supported Hillary Clinton, chances are you’re still …

Baltimore Is Finally Doing Something About Its Notorious Police Force

A consent decree with the feds still needs to be approved by a judge—and enforced by the Trump administration. Still, activists hope times are changing in Charm City.<p>The city of Baltimore and the federal government unveiled the terms of a sweeping 227-page consent decree Thursday morning, a legal …

Parents plead for fewer suspensions, more support to address Dallas ISD discipline issues

Jean Lamberty's granddaughter was suspended eight times in the first six weeks of school in 2015.<p>She was in the second grade.<p>"Rather than provide the …

Education

Gay teacher sues over firing by Catholic high school

RALEIGH — A gay teacher sued a Roman Catholic school on Wednesday for firing him after he announced his wedding to a man, the latest in a series of …

It’s not the white working class that is hurting the most

Think about those who have been left behind in the economy, and you might picture the white working class. Much has been said since the election about the plight of former manufacturing workers in the Rust Belt who can no longer find good-paying jobs.<p>The focus makes sense: President-elect Donald …

This university is giving out pins to help students declare their gender identity, and it's so awesome

One university is challenging antiquated understandings of gender in the BEST way: with pins! According to Cosmopolitan, the University of Kansas …

LGBTQI

Income inequality isn't getting better anytime soon

Brendan Markey‐Towler (Queensland): Inequality in the 21st Century. Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi), Sarah Voitchovsky (Melbourne), and Anthony B. …

Baltimore Police Agree to Stop Abusing Their Power

Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Baltimore announced an agreement to reform the city’s troubled police …

Justice

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record

WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.<p>The growing disparity has become a source of frustration for …

This sexist '50s-esque "date etiquette" homework was actually assigned by a high school teacher, and we are bummed

The year <i>is</i> 2017, correct? Just checking, because truly cringeworthy ’50s-esque “date etiquette” homework was assigned by a high school teacher in …

High School

6 life lessons that should be taught in school, according to expert

Have you ever encountered a problematic situation and thought, ‘I wish I had been taught to deal with this at school?’<p>Whether it’s managing your …

Mental Health

Mapping the White Working Class

A deep dive into the beliefs and sentiments of the moderates among them<p><i>This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect</i> …

Middle-class

The welfare state

Robert W. McGee (Fayetteville State): Should Governments Tax the Rich and Subsidize the Poor? An Empirical Study of Opinion in 59 Countries; and …

This Powerful Photo Series Shows the Reality of Domestic Abuse Through Makeup

The transgender bathroom case arrives at the Supreme Court

Back in October I wrote about the announcement that the Supreme Court would be hearing the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. This is …