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What Planet Do You Live On? How elitism exacerbates the achievement gap and makes you look like a jerk.

I grew up in Flint, Michigan. Maybe you’ve heard of it­–that blue collar town known for being the birthplace of General Motors, the UAW, Michael Moore and Mark Ingram. 843 more words

For U.S. Women, Inequality Takes Many Forms

By Ariel Smilowitz

The gender wage gap is a complex problem, and we’ll need to address factors like race and region to solve it.

Although we are only a few months into 2015, it has already proven to be a watershed year for women’s rights around the world. 204 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Colorado Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes From Third Graders

Ahem, what about breakfast, Ms. Teacher? Once again, inspiration for me to finish my dissertation. Even a teacher fails to acknowledged that it’s not just the National School Lunch Program, but also the National School Breakfast Program that feeds school children in the U.S. 7 more words

The Racial Wealth Gap in America

How can America become more financially equitable for all?


Home Health Workers Are an Invisible Force in the 'Fight for $15' Movement

By Nigel Roberts

Labor forces are planning the largest rally in decades—their latest effort in an uprising against low wages. On April 15 these workers will join their voices to demand a $15-per-hour living wage from rich industries that they say are pinching pennies on salaries. 205 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Live Long And Prosper—Unless You're a #VICTIMOFPOVERTY

Richard Dorritie, BSN, RN, is a graduate student in public health nursing at the Hunter-Belleue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York. The following post is the first in a series he will be writing about poverty and health. 549 more words

Access To Health Care

Luddite Fallacy? No way, José!

In economics, the Luddite Fallacy argues that new technology does not lead to a high unemployment rate and the destruction of jobs. Naturally, this is hard to believe – and untrue. 1,182 more words