In this video from writer and producer Issa Rae, these enterprising youngsters learn the harsh truth about pay inequality in the workplace, in terms of both gender and race, when they all make lemonade to sell but are paid different amounts for equal work. “Stop being polite,” about conversations concerning pay, and “start asking questions,” the video implores.
Researchers compared incarceration rates for women in each U.S. state with the equivalent rates for women around the world, and ranked women’s incarceration globally, treating each U.S. state as if it were an independent country. The results are striking.
A coalition of organizations on Wednesday launched what the Transgender Law Center is calling a “new immigrant leadership initiative” that seeks to build leadership and capacity within transgender immigrant communities.
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Awareness Week, three transgender women based in New York City talk with GLAAD about their struggles with discrimination, and remember those who have lost their lives due to hate violence. [via GLAAD]
More than two dozen events are being held across 17 different states this week in protest against, according to a press release from the organization Grassroots Leadership, “the unjust enforcement and deportations that have continued in the year since the President’s immigration announcement.”
A detainee participating in the weeks-long hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, confirmed women are being transferred to other detention centers as punishment for participating in the strike, according to audio released Wednesday by Grassroots Leadership.
What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.
On Democracy Now!, Cristina Parker, the immigration projects coordinator for Grassroots Leadership, details the status of the immigrant women at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center who are striking to fight against what they say is grave mistreatment.
“If you read the letters from the women detained within Hutto, you’ll see this isn’t just about health care or the quality of food in detention; it’s about human rights violations,” a source with access to the women within Hutto told RH Reality Check
Ten days after news broke of a hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, reports are emerging from inside Hutto that six women are being rounded up for transfer by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as retaliation for participating in the hunger strike.