Laura Casillas

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Judge Tells New Citizens They Can Leave The U.S. If They Don't Like Donald Trump

“He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”<p>A federal judge presiding over a naturalization ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday told new U.S. citizens if they didn’t like President-elect Donald Trump, they could leave the United States.<p>“I can …

Japanese-Americans Share Their Heartbreaking Experiences In Prison Camps

“What’s happening to the Muslims right now is really close to the hearts of the Japanese-Americans because it happened to us," one survivor said.<p>In light of a Donald Trump supporter’s recent suggestion that imprisoning Japanese-Americans during World War II set a “precedent” for creating a Muslim …

California Can Lead by Example in Fighting Back Against a Trump Presidency

Trump has said that he opposes marriage equality and other LGBTQ rights but also indicated that he believes issues such as gay marriage and …

Foreign Policy

Toni Morrison: Fear Of Losing White Privilege Led To Trump's Election

“The comfort of being 'naturally better than' is hard to give up.”<p>Toni Morrison has written a powerful essay in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and it gets right to the heart of why Trump won.<p>In a piece titled “Mourning For Whiteness” from the November 21 …

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Nomination Of Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

The Alabama Senator was denied a federal judgeship due to racially insensitive remarks.<p>Civil rights groups are condemning President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States Attorney General.<p>At issue are Sessions’ history of racist comments and hard-line …

Texas Republican Wants to Out LGBT Kids in School

A Tea Party lawmaker would force teachers to tell parents about a student’s gender identity—even if the kid wants to keep it secret.<p>AMARILLO, Texas—A …

The Message of Thomas Friedman’s New Book: It’s Going to Be O.K.

<i>Editor’s note: Books written by New York Times employees are always reviewed by individuals outside The Times.</i><p><b>THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE<br>A</b><b>n Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations</b><br>By Thomas L. Friedman<br>486 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28.<p>From Donald Trump to Brexit to Marine Le Pen, …

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

Books on the Pearl Harbor attack and its aftermath for kids and teens

On Dec. 7, the United States will observe the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, in which more than 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 wounded.<p>The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. Brewing anti-Japanese sentiments boiled …

New brain program may fight Alzheimer's

A new protocol to fight Alzheimer's disease is getting striking results for some patients.<p>California neurologist Dr. Dale Bredesen, who believes Alzheimer's is caused by dozens of imbalances in the body, created a program designed to fix them.<p>“We spent 27 years in a laboratory looking at what are …

Alzheimer's Disease

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Gender Identity

● The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex — that a person might be “a …

'Walking while trans' can be a death sentence in the U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States.<p>“Transitioning has made me understand the fears of other communities that I did …

LGBTQI

Videos

<b>Rashad Robinson on Media Accountability at Color of Change</b><p><b>Eleni Delimpaltaki Janis on Black Men and Boys in the Media</b><p><b>Baratunde Thurston on Using</b> …

Why companies that take pride in diversity programs still wind up hiring white guys

Imagine that you’re the CEO of a male-dominated tech company that’s been excoriated for its lack of women managers. You decide to introduce a new leadership program for women.<p>In theory, it’s a great idea. In practice, such programs can wind up exacerbating existing gender bias at your company, …

Psychology

Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer Is an Alternative to Vans

If you're in a wheelchair, your choice of vehicles is pretty well limited. This isn't for lack of demand; by some estimates there are well over 3 …

Ford Explorer

#BrownRibbonCampaign Reminds Us Oscar Diversity Isn't Just Black And White

Diversity in entertainment needs to include everyone.<p>Eva Longoria is asking Oscar attendees this Sunday to wear brown ribbons to point out the lack of Latino representation in Hollywood.<p>“I can’t wait for the day when 'diversity' isn’t just the hot topic of the moment, but a true reality that is …

You Have to See This New Korean Skin-Care Trend for Yourself

Korean skin care seems to always light-years ahead of the game. Do you use sheet masks regularly? Yeah, you can thank the East for that. Cushion compacts? Also a Korean-born invention. That's why I always pay close attention to whatever Charlotte Cho is doing over on her Korean-beauty website, Soko …

Skin Care

Meet Harvard Law School's First Deaf-Blind Graduate

Haben Girma may be the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School, but her disability has not hindered her awe-inspiring …

5 Surprising and Inspiring TED Talks by Women Leaders in 2015

What would you say to the world after a decade of silence? What would you design if you could print out your clothes? What kind of leader would you …

These Weird Cleansing Sticks Will Be Everyone's New K-Beauty Obsession

It seems like we find a new freakout-worthy Korean beauty trend every week, I know. But trust me, you're going to want to know about this one. Like plenty of other K-beauty game-changers that came before (sheet masks, pressed serums, rubber masks, essences), it has the potential to totally …

Ask The Expert: Five Books That Will Help You Master Storytelling

Propoint’s resident raconteur, Brian Roff, sat down with Columbia professor and presentation consultant Jesse Scinto to discuss how to create and deliver great presentations. In this excerpt from their conversation, we focus on storytelling. In our next article, we’ll continue with how to really …

Writing

This paragraph on a black kindergartner's view of the world is absolutely crushing

The New York Times has one of the saddest stories about modern racial bias I have ever read, as told by Ebbie Banks, a black 17-year-old from Palo Alto, California:<p>I tutored a kid. This little black kid. He looked up to me a lot. One day he asked me, "Mr. Ebbie, is jail a good place to be?" I said, …

Psychology

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Language

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Men Get Photoshopped Out Of Politics To Reveal Where Women Are In The Big Picture

Created by <i>Elle</i> UK, the #MoreWomen campaign offers a series of images that show political scenes with all the men photoshopped out of them. This …

Photo Manipulation

What finally broke the 'no Chicanos' rule at the reemergent Museum of Latin American Art

On the surface, the new exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach doesn't seem unusual. A series of more than two dozen paintings and mixed-media works by Mexican American artists from around Southern California depict various guises of landscapes — from a tight city grid …

Navigating The New Workplace

Four wildly different generations are now working together in one office, and it can be a Petri dish for problems. Veterans (born before 1946), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1979), and Generation Y or Millennials (1980-2000) grew up in different times, have wide-ranging value sets …