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What Movies About Slavery Teach Us About Race Relations Today

Unlike 12 Years a Slave, the 1993 film Sankofa doesn't feature a "white savior," reminding viewers that the present is still full of exploiters.<p>There are relatively few movies about slavery. Wikipedia lists about 30 total, and that includes films like <i>Birth of a Nation</i>, <i>Gone With the Wind</i>, and</i> …

Why Transgender People Belong in Your Bathrooms

When I was in high school there was a rule that students couldn't cross dress when we came to school in our Halloween costumes. It was considered inappropriate, and it was one of the "bad" costume types that required teachers to be positioned in the lobby before school, waiting for students who …

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IN SEPTEMBER 2000 the heads of 147 governments pledged that they would halve the proportion of people on the Earth living in the direst poverty by …

Income Inequality

GOP cuts food stamps, quotes Jesus

According to the GOP, when Jesus said feed the poor, he didn’t really mean we should do that all the time.<p>GOP passes cuts to food stamp program, …

Poverty News Round Up

Here are some of the most notable stories about poverty that were in the news this week.<p>1. The Boston Globe reports on the devastating impact the …