Low Paid Fast Food Workers — Taxpayers together contribute day-in and day-out to a very big global cause: Supersizing McDonald’s.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
California Minimum Wage Increase — California’s business community pushes a campaign of fear over higher wages across the state.
Soya Jung: We have an opportunity to center our varied colonial pasts and their profound effects, and connect them to current-day fights. That’s a tall order.
American-Made Buses — Global bus manufacturers profiting from American taxpayer funds need toaddress the American jobs crisis.
Mandela LGBTQ Advocacy — Mandela neither tamped down nor stemmed anti-gay rhetoric, murderous acts or homophobic witch-hunting.
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African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.
Supersize My Pay — Fast-food is one of the most profitable industries in our country, and yet the vast majority of fast-food workers earn poverty wages
Nelson Mandela America — In many ways, Mandela helped bridge the gap between Africa and African-Americans.
Robert Reich: And without some redistribution, America’s growing army of low-wage workers may fall prey to demagogues on the right or left who offer convenient scapegoats for their frustrations.
Rev. Irene Monroe: AIDS is the leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 25-34 and African American men between the ages of 35-44.
RJ Eskow: 25 percent of American workers receive some form of public assistance – which is a disturbing figure itself. For fast food workers that figure was 52 percent.
RJ Eskow: The minimum wage struggle is occurring at the intersection of growing economic inequality, the erosion of working people’s rights, and the globalization of an economic oligarchy whose scope of power is unprecedented in modern times.