Society

White South African Addresses White Americans About White Privilege, Racism

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Lea addresses white people and white privilege directly, citing how “unjustly accused,” she felt by the term and how she grappled “with what it meant to be regarded as an oppressor, even though I was too young to have done any wrong myself.” Even though the histories of racism in America and South Africa are different, Lea points out how ...

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USA Freedom Act Finally Limits NSA Spying Power

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April V. Taylor After allowing the Patriot Act to lapse, the Senate has significantly scaled back the national security policy that was formed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The new USA Freedom Act curtails the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records that was made known to the public through leaks made by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The new ...

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New Study Proves Media Perpetuates Criminalization, Worsens Racial Bias

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April V. Taylor Despite the fact that there are numerous studies detailing racial bias in American mainstream media, the way US media subtly sustains racism is overlooked. As a whole, American society refuses to acknowledge the brutal dishonesty and contrived ignorance of racism that is pervasive in American media. Americans of color continue to be racially profiled, disproportionately incarcerated and ...

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Experts Claim Hookup Dating Apps ‘Are Causing Syphilis, Gonorrhea And HIV’ Cases To Soar

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April V. Taylor Hookup dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr have made it extremely simple and easy for men and women to find someone to find a person to casually hookup with, making it almost as easy as checking email. A new study is being used to blame a recent rise in STD infection rates on these hookup dating ...

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#BlackGirlsMatter:Are We Losing Black Girls By Ignoring Their Pain And Mistreatment?

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April V. Taylor Activist Tiffany Gill is the creator of the film campaign Black Girls Unscripted was recently conducting a listening session for the documentary when one of the girls who was participating, “Ms. Tiffany, why don’t Black girls matter?” Stunned and unsure of how to answer, Gill asked the question back, asking, “…why do you believe you u don’t ...

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Dr. Carl Hart Says It Is Easier To Keep Kids Safe From Drugs Than Police

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April V. Taylor Dr. Carl Hart is a renowned neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University whose work has redefined the conversation around addiction. As a neuropsychopharmacologist at Columbia, he conducts research and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in neuroscience, psychology, and pharmacology. It is worth noting that Hart is the first tenured Black professor ...

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Harvard Study Shows Half Of All Millennials Think U.S. Justice System Unfair

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April V. Taylor A new study released by Harvard’s Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government reveals just how cynical millennials are about the country’s criminal justice system. The study is conducted annually and surveyed 3,034 U.S. citizens. The release of the study comes as the country is seeing new waves of protests sweep across the ...

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Do cops see the assault and killing of black men as a sport?

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Reported by Victor Ochieng The question itself may be very racially-charged, but it’s a question worth asking. In the wake of the deaths of many Black men at the hands of White cops, is shooting Black men the new game of darts for White police officers and wannabe cops? America has recently seen widespread protests across different states over the ...

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Man loved impersonating cops….until he ran into a real one

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By Nigel Boys John Arthur Benedict, 69, apparently likes pretending to be a police officer so much that he bought “police interceptor” markings because he believed his Ford Crown Victoria was a “police edition,” according to NBC2. The Florida man didn’t stop there, however, because he also installed strobe lights and a spotlight so that his vehicle would properly look ...

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Do Poor People Really Spend Money Like They Are Rich?

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April V. Taylor The recent push by lawmakers in Missouri to limit the types of food poor Americans can purchase with food stamps has reignited a debate regarding what poor people spend their money, particularly what government subsidies and assistance should be spent on. The assumptions and stereotypes that poor people make irresponsible decisions when it comes to spending their ...

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