Inman Moore: I grew up in the briar patches and cotton fields of Mississippi. I can tell you there was tremendous mistreatment.
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.
Raise LA — Durveys that demonstrate the benefits of raising the minimum wage have as much chance as climate change papers.
Boeing Negotiations — A company scores record profits and demands tough concessions from its workers.
Robin Roberts Comes Out — Black celebs’s public coming out events correct and heal a community’s irrational and persistent fear.
Cutting California Pensions — AG Harris put teachers, police officers and firefighters in front as public employees who would suffer.
Soya Jung — The book, The Triple Package, is rife with American exceptionalism and model minority thinking – the notion that anyone can succeed in America if they just act right, and those who don’t will get what they deserve.
It is disingenuous to claim the recent Duck Dynasty controversies are not about race.
Ani DiFranco has enraged fans by hosting her upcoming “Righteous Retreat” at Nottoway Plantation in Louisiana.
Social Transformation in 2014 is poised to begin an exciting era of broadening the growing consensus for social and economic justice.
Social Contract — It’s a sign of change to see the idea of increasing Social Security move into the mainstream debate.
Low Paid Fast Food Workers — Taxpayers together contribute day-in and day-out to a very big global cause: Supersizing McDonald’s.
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.