Social Issues

Blacks and Latinos Will Be Broke in a Few Decades

Many people see progress on racial equity in the U.S. as a steady march forward, in which people of color become more equal with their white …

Social Justice

This Quora Answer Is the Perfect Metaphor for White Privilege

<i>Answer by Omar Ismail, Stand Up Comedian, on Quora.</i><p><i>I am white. That's all you know about me. Am I privileged based on that alone and assuming I am,</i> …

White Privilege

The American Economy Isn’t Getting Any Less Racist

The American people are less racist than they used to be (by some measures, anyway).<p>In 1990, 63 percent of nonblack Americans said they would be …

Social Justice

The economy really is broken — but we know how to fix it

Median household income is back to its 1999 level. Hooray?<p>Census data released last week revealed that 2016 was a second-straight strong year for median household income growth. Consequently, inflation-adjusted median household income is now at an all-time high, finally surpassing the previous …

Social Justice

The simple way to tell whether Trump’s tax plan is for the ‘little guy’ or the 1 percent

America is about to find out just how much President Trump intends to help the “little guy.” In a matter of days, we’re supposed to get details about his tax plan, which is shaping up to be the biggest overhaul of the nation’s tax code since 1986.<p>The details released so far were weighted heavily …

Social Justice

Some Corporations Pay a Lot More Taxes Than Others

Why do Amazon and Wal-Mart pay wildly different amounts? Check the overseas earnings.<p>Here's a ranking you don't see all that often: the 20 U.S. publicly traded corporations with the biggest income tax bills.<p>The Biggest U.S. Corporate Taxpayers<p>Income tax expense, trailing 12 months<p>Source: …

Social Justice

Republicans rethinking tax plans for the rich

They already got a taste of the difficulty of cutting taxes on the rich earlier this summer.<p>Republicans have begun rethinking their plans to slash taxes on the rich, a major change in direction driven by political and budgetary realities.<p>Though both the Trump administration and House Republicans …

U.S. Congress

Woman fires employee for ‘hate speech’ because she disagrees with same-sex marriage

A woman has received death threats after she fired one of her employees for what she called ‘homophobic hate speech’.<p>Madlin Sims posted a Facebook …

Same-sex Marriage

City Bans Family Business Opposed to Gay Marriage From Farmer's Market — Judge's Ruling Raises Eyebrows

A Christian baker refuses to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding reception. A pizza shop owner refuses to cater same-sex marriage receptions. Hobby …

Equality

South Carolina students punished for spelling 'rape' with letters sprayed on their chests

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Four South Carolina high school students have been punished for sharing a picture on social media that appears to advocate sexual assault.<p>The image shows the Westside High School students spelling the word "rape" with letters spray painted on their chests. The incident occurred …

Justice

'I'm not a homophobe': Woman fired for opposing same-sex marriage defends her stance

A woman who was fired from her job as a children's party entertainer after she voiced her opposition to same-sex marriage online has spoken …

Equality

California Professor Offers Quiz To Determine Students' White Privilege

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Professor Dae Elliott offered her sociology students at San Diego State University a quiz as extra credit. …

Conservative View

La Colombe founder: I'm proof that a $15 minimum wage is good for business | Perspective

“I don’t want to be in the business of eliminating jobs,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told a town hall meeting on Aug. 31.<p>I agree. We need more jobs that …

Philadelphia

Higher Taxes On The Rich Are Not Enough To Stop Inequality

Economic inequality is one of the most prominently debated issues of the day, fueled partly due to the fact economic inequality has risen over the past few decades. This has caused some people to investigate the causes of the inequality and an overlapping set of people to demand government action …

Social Justice

Americans Want to Believe We’ve Made a Lot More Progress on Race Than We Actually Have

RichVintage/GettyImages<p><i>While Kevin’s on vacation, we’ve invited other</i> Mother Jones <i>writers to contribute posts.</i><p>Turns out Americans have too rosy a …

National Academy of Sciences

Roy Moore says 'we've asked for' shootings and killings by turning away from God

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said in a speech last month that Americans have asked for "shootings and killings" by removing the "acknowledgment of God" from society.<p>Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, made the comments to the group Citizen Impact USA on …

Justice

Margaret Court: If Marriage Equality Passes in Australia 'There Will Be No Christmas'

Australian tennis champ Margaret Court is doubling down against marriage equality in Australia, saying that proponents of equality are seeking to …

Equality

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Uses Racist Terms In Campaign Speech

Roy Moore, the frontrunner in Alabama's GOP Senate runoff, allegedly used racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asians …

News (U.S.)

Support for equal marriage plummets in Australia

Support for equal marriage had dropped sharply in Australia, as anti-gay marriage activists continue a scaremongering campaign.<p>Australia’s right-wing …

Equality

Watch Pharrell’s Powerful Speech on Social Justice

Pharrell is taking a stand.While introducing Hype Williams during VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors” special, the N.E.R.D. frontman went off script and opened up …

Social Justice

Trudeau's tax pitch is based on myths and class-envy

Last week, P.E.I. Liberal MP Wayne Easter let it be known he was opposed to his own government’s proposed small business tax changes. Or if not …

Canadian News

Remembering Edie Windsor, the Dynamo Whose Case Paved the Way for Legal Same-Sex Marriage in the US

On this week’s <i>Big Time Dicks</i>, we take a break from focusing on the cabal of living nightmares running the country and focus instead on the legacy of …

Equality

AFL says ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

The morning after AFL boss Gillon McLachlan said it was important his organisation made “a strong statement” on the issue, the word “YES” replaced …

Australian News

Trump supporters are more likely to think their taxes will be cut next year

Almost everyone else is dubious.<p>There’s a lot we still don’t know about the tax bill currently germinating in the meeting rooms of Congress and the West Wing. We don’t know how aggressively it will cut tax rates, how much it might add to the federal budget deficit, or how tilted it will be to …

Politics

When the wealthy feel bad about being rich

Over lunch in a downtown restaurant, Beatrice, a New Yorker in her late 30s, told me about two decisions she and her husband were considering. They …

Opinion

Boss fires worker over same-sex marriage views

It began with an 'It's OK to vote No' Facebook filter and ended two weeks later, when 18-year-old Madeline was fired over her views on same-sex …

National Party of Australia

Drop in support for marriage equality driven by 'fear-mongering', yes campaign says

Rodney Croome says campaign needs to ensure support doesn’t slip further as Tony Abbott focuses on religious freedoms<p>A 4% drop in support for marriage equality is a “clear reminder” that the same-sex marriage postal survey campaign will be “tough”, the co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality, Alex …

Equality

Surprise! Child poverty in Canada comes from divorce, not capitalism

Two things stood out in Statistics Canada’s release of census income data last week. The first is that 2005–15 was better for the growth of median …

Canadian News

Russell Howard: I have seen first hand how hard NHS staff work - yet we value reality TV stars more

With a doctor for a girlfriend and a gran and grandad who were cared for by hard-pressed hospital staff before their deaths, Russell Howard knows a …

British Humour

Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms the Equal Rights of Same-Sex Parents

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision unanimously affirming the equal rights of same-sex parents in the state. …

Equality