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Her daughter died while protesting in Charlottesville. What has life been like since?

Susan Bro, 61, is co-founder of the Heather Heyer Foundation, named for her daughter, who was killed Aug. 12, 2017, while protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville.<p><b>When you think about Heather as a child, what image comes first to your mind?</b><p>Giggly and bouncy. At dinner in the evenings when …

Locked up and learning to write, women prisoners find a safe space

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> Ellen Stackable has been an English teacher for more than 20 years.<p>"I just fell in love with the idea that writing could change someone's life," she said.<p>While working on her graduate school thesis in 2013, she stumbled upon a topic that would change hers.<p>Stackable learned …

Seeing Dystopia and Dreaming Abolition at the US-Mexico Border

Since the installment of the children’s internment camps at Tornillo, Texas — a small community outside my hometown of El Paso — I’ve received a lot …

US White Nationalist Movement Is Attempting to Build International Allies

The last year has been a reality check for the white nationalist movement in the US after riding high through its infiltration of the Trumpian …

This tour guide doesn’t shy away from the painful parts of D.C.’s black history

Don Folden is the founder of Capital Buddy Tours (<i>dcblacktours.com</i> ). Folden, 65, ran unsuccessfully for D.C. mayor in the 1990s. He lives in Fort Dupont.<p><b>We all know there’s a Frederick Douglass house and places where Duke Ellington played, but what’s something people see only on your tour</b>?<p>Right at …

One day, two students: What college looks like from opposite ends of the income gap

A college degree has long been touted as society’s great leveler, essential for entry into the middle class. Nearly 20 million students enrolled in an undergraduate program in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Movies and television tend to portray an idealized college experience, …

Lifestyle

The NRA’s Struggle to Prove Black Guns Matter

As more minorities buy guns for self-defense, the organization wants to bring them into the fold. But even in majority-black Atlanta, it’s a hard sell.<p>ATLANTA—On Friday morning, the first day of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Dwayne Williams was doing a little shopping. At Sig …

Meet American Girl's first ever Korean American doll

Arriving on the (very tiny) heels of creative and enterprising dolls of color, like 2017’s Girl of the Year Gabriela McBride and last year’s Civil …

Dolls

Women of America: we're going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power

The ‘lean-in’ variety of feminism won’t defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99% will. On 8 March we will take to the streets<p>The massive women’s marches of 21 January may mark the beginning of a new wave of militant feminist struggle. But what exactly will be its focus? In our …

Yes, marches can make a difference. It depends on these three factors.

By Shom Mazumder<p><i>This is the second post in our series on what social science can tell us about the Women’s March. Find our first one here. More posts will appear in the coming days. — TMC editors</i><p>Millions of people across the United States and the rest of the world showed up at one of the Women’s …

Colleges Really Need to Rethink the Career Advice They Deliver

A new report suggests most graduates don’t find the current offerings very helpful.<p>Colleges and universities are spending too much time admitting students and not enough time on the exit process after the last finals are handed in and the graduation caps tossed. And as more students who see college …

It’s Been Almost Two Months Since the U.S. Executed Someone

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>06.30.2016<p>Analysis<p>We’re in the middle of one of the longest death penalty lulls in 24 years.<p>Texas and Georgia each have an execution …

Machine Bias — ProPublica

On a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid’s blue Huffy …

Criminal Sentencing

The True Cost: Why the Private Prison Industry is About so Much More Than Prisons

made possible by<p>Why the Private Prison Industry is About so Much More Than Prisons<p>David Dayen<p>owhere has the outsourcing of public functions to …

How the Media Gets the Narrative on the White Working Class Totally Wrong

Most of the time the white working class is invisible in the U.S. But during elections there is a flurry of attention to this “demographic” among …

Wrongheaded

On Wednesday, SB Nation published a longform piece on Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Eastern Michigan University linebacker who was recently sentenced …

The Humanities as Service Departments: Facing the Budget Logic

What kind of budgetary future do the humanities have in public universities? Dire predictions have been around for years and take many plausible …

Gender-based violence

Page contents<p>Introduction<p>Gender based violence (GBV) is violence targeted at individuals or groups on the basis of their gender. While research …

Female Genital Mutilation

Underground in America: Female Genital Mutilation #UndergroundFGM - ABC News

Sarah was 7 years old when her parents took her to visit their family in India. Born in Iowa and raised in California, Sarah remembers taking trips …

Against Community Policing

Last month, President Obama traveled to Chicago to deliver a speech before the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). His aim was to …

Why Indian women are #HappyToBleed

Last week, Punjabi student and gender rights activist Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Sabrimala temple chief Prayar Gopalakrishnan – a man who said he wants a machine that scans menstruating women. “These days there are machines that can scan bodies and check for weapons,” he said. “There will …

How the Syrian refugee crisis shows the hypocrisy of ‘All Lives Matter’

“All Lives Matter” may be the most disingenuous phrase to fall out of the mouths of politicians, pundits, and media critics in recent times.<p>At face …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>“Diversity” sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous<p>Ellen Berrey<p>October 26, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. Police departments from Baltimore to Minneapolis are …

Ben Carson’s sick historic fantasies: The nonsense GOP front-runner sells his racist, reactionary, low-information base

<b>(AP)</b><p>Obamacare is slavery? Jews should have armed themselves? Ben Carson bold assault on the truth continues<p>October 26, 2015 11:35am (UTC)<p>Ben Carson has a habit of making disturbing and ahistorical claims about American life and politics. In rebuffing any suggestion that the United States needs …

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

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