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When A Supreme Court Justice Sounds Like A Racist Internet Commenter, We’ve Got A Problem

Via Upworthy: A Supreme Court justice sounds like he’s an uninformed YouTube commenter. Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow proceed to laugh themselves senseless. 

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Wealth Inequality in America: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. (via Mashable)

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A New Direction for Restaurant Workers? Zingerman’s and the “Thriveable Wage”

Zingerman's building on Detroit Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Restaurant workers, half of whom are women, are among the lowest earning workers in the United States. But one Michigan company, Zingerman’s, is moving toward a “thriveable wage” for its restaurant workers.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Angelique Roché

Angelique Roché

When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.

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Why Isn’t There A “White History Month”? Black History Month for White People

Every February, without fail, some white people ask “Why is there no White History Month?” In response, this is an examination of the concepts of equality, privilege, and economic class in simple terms. Here are the links to Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege ChecklistDebra Leigh’s 28 Common Racist Behaviors, Racialicious, and poverty data.

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Why the Latino Community Should Care About Reproductive Health

Texas Representatives Mary González (left) and Justin Rodriguez.

As colleagues and legislators, we have been discussing the current status and future of reproductive health care in Texas. Recent political discourse has prompted us to reignite a community conversation in hopes of raising some awareness about the intersections of race, class, and gender when it comes to health care.

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The Road to Roe: Paved with Bodies of Women of Color and the Legal Activism of African Americans

(Favianna Rodriguez, www.favianna.com)

Every year when the anniversary of Roe v. Wade rolls around, I am troubled by the loud silences in our triumphant tales of struggle. As a history doctoral student who researches African Americans and abortion, the story I tell is quite different.

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With Helms and Hyde, No Roe Anniversary for Low-Income Women

After 40 years, isn’t it time that our policies reflect real women and real families?

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Policing African-American Motherhood From Every Angle

(zadishefreeman.com)

I often hear the question from African-American women, “What do they [the right] want? We either have too many kids or too many abortions. Which is it?” The truth is, to them, it’s both.

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Rinku Sen’s Opening Speech at Facing Race 2012

From Feministing: “Rinku Sen, publisher of Colorlines.com, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center, and overall feminist badass and warrior for racial justice, opened the Facing Race 2012 Conference in Baltimore this past weekend with a stirring call for activism. I dare you to watch this and not get goosebumps.”

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