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Dear Al Franken: I’ll Miss You, But You Can’t Matter Anymore

Posted by in Commentary, Rights

Ijeoma Oluo Right now, many would have you be another reason why we wait. You would be another reason why we harbor abusers. Dear Al, I don’t know if you remember me, but I snapped this selfie of us a little over a year ago. I was at the airport, waiting to board a quick flight from Seattle to Portland, when some middle-aged soccer-dad-looking white dude started waving and pointing frantically at his wife. “Look!” he tried to whisper as loudly as possible as he pantomimed at a row of…read more

How white engineers built racist code – and why it’s dangerous for black people

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theguardian.com By Ali Breland|Dec. 4th, 2017 “You good?” a man asked two narcotics detectives late in the summer of 2015. The detectives had just finished an undercover drug deal in Brentwood, a predominately black neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, that is among the poorest in the country, when the man unexpectedly approached them. One of the detectives responded that he was looking for $50 worth of “hard”– slang for crack cocaine. The man disappeared into a nearby apartment and came back out to fulfill the detective’s request, swapping the drugs for money. “You see me around,…read more

Why mass transit is doomed in America: Politicians don’t know people who use it

Posted by in Environment, politics, Rights

If big, liberal cities can’t adequately fund their transit systems, what hope does anywhere else have? If you want to know why mass transit is doomed in the United States, look at the place where it is undoubtedly more successful — and more widely used — than anywhere else in the country: New York. In 2008, Michael Bloomberg proposed congestion pricing for Manhattan’s inner core, proposing an $8 charge for most passenger cars, to be charged only once a day. The money would’ve gone to the MTA, to fix up…read more

‘Where did you go, Ivanka?’ How the first daughter’s family leave plan fizzled

Posted by in News, politics, rights

theguardian.com By Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington|Dec. 5th, 2017 “As a mother myself, of three young children, I know how hard it is to work while raising a family. And I also know that I’m far more fortunate than most.” Those were the words of Ivanka Trump at the 2016 Republican national convention, moments before her father took the stage to accept his party’s nomination for president. Standing at the podium before a crowd of thousands in Cleveland, with millions more watching across America, Ivanka touted Donald Trump as a champion of working women…read more