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Study: $10.10 per hour would lift 5 million from poverty

Study: $10.10 per hour would lift 5 million from poverty | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
A new study finds that almost 5 million Americans would escape poverty if the baseline hourly wage were boosted

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▶ American Drug War - YouTube

The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by t...
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▶ White collar crimes in the US - YouTube

The pace of white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions in 2011 showed no signs of abating. The Securities and Exchange Commission promoted the filing...

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Black girls disproportionately confined; struggle for dignity in juvenile court schools

Black girls disproportionately confined; struggle for dignity in juvenile court schools | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
(BlackNews.com) -- African American girls continue to be disproportionately over-represented among girls in confinement and court-ordered residential placements. They are also significantly over-re...
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A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States

A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
Is your sex life against the law? Better make sure. We've
painstakingly compiled a map of all the most biarre and unnecessary laws
regulating what you do, with whom, and where.
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What role for banks in a sharing economy of social capitalism?

What role for banks in a sharing economy of social capitalism? | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it

I was struck yesterday, as I presented my themes around Digital Bank at a conference, that there's one area I've discussed for a long time, but not blogged about much in-depth. 


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Axel Peigné's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:47 AM

Bonne analyse du futur rôle social que les banques pourraient tenir.

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Selfie, word of 2013, sums up our age of narcissism

Selfie, word of 2013, sums up our age of narcissism | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
It’s hard to think of a more appropriate symbol of kind of society we've become

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McDonald's to Workers: Be Sure to Tip Your Au Pair This Holiday Season

McDonald's to Workers: Be Sure to Tip Your Au Pair This Holiday Season | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
Yet more proof that Mickey D's is clueless about its employees.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:05 PM

So many companies executives have no clue what their 'lower down the food chain' employees go through to survive. Perhaps they should have the opportunity to experience it. That is the only way I know of to convince them of the total injustice, inequity and greediness of their ways. Nothing like experience to feel what it is like to be part of the 'not haves'.

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Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism

Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
A colorblind approach allows us to deny uncomfortable cultural differences.

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Chan Yu Hui's curator insight, July 12, 2014 11:54 PM

This article is simply wonderful, on how they "colour-blind" people so that everyone can be treated fairly. I believe that despite the different skin colours, we should all be treated equally as we are from the same world, created by the same gods and with the same goal in mind together.

If only the world could"colour-blind" themselves, conflicts would not have been caused based on racism! If only that one day would come about, the world would be full of colours!

Ho jun rong's curator insight, July 13, 2014 8:49 AM

Although colorblind approach is a good solution to racism, it is definitely not the best. This approach ignores religion and may be seen as disrespecting other religions

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Planned Braves stadium move highlights race, class

Planned Braves stadium move highlights race, class | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
ATLANTA (AP) — For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team's fan base and developing money-making r (@TheRealRoseanne classism?
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Can Buddhists Help Heal Racism Without Addressing White ...

Can Buddhists Help Heal Racism Without Addressing White ... | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
Recently we sent out a little BPF survey, asking folks what brings them happiness in connecting dharma and social justice. The outpouring of feedback has been incredibly heartwarming. As one person wrote, I see dharma ...
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Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion! We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining.

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Police Chief Slams Kanye West in Perfect Open Letter

Police Chief Slams Kanye West in Perfect Open Letter | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
Tom Cruise got a lot of shit when he merely appeared to compare his job as an entertainer with the hardships endured by a soldier in Afghanistan. But when Kanye unequivicoally made that same exact comparison, he was mostly left to his own mania.
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How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World | NPR.org

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World | NPR.org | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.

 

She says the difference lines in language. Boroditsky, an associate professor of cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego, says the Australian aboriginal language doesn't use words like left or right. It uses compass points, so they say things like "that girl to the east of you is my sister."

 

If you want to learn another language and become fluent, you may have to change the way you behave in small but sometimes significant ways, specifically how you sort things into categories and what you notice.

 

Researchers are starting to study how those changes happen, says Aneta Pavlenko, a professor of applied linguistics at Temple University. She studies bilingualism and is the author of an upcoming book on this work.

 

If people speaking different languages need to group or observe things differently, then bilinguals ought to switch focus depending on the language they use. That's exactly the case, according to Pavlenko.

 

For example, she says English distinguishes between cups and glasses, but in Russian, the difference between chashka (cup) and stakan (glass) is based on shape, not material.

 

Based on her research, she started teaching future language teachers how to help their English-speaking students group things in Russian. If English-speaking students of Russian had to sort cups and glasses into different piles, then re-sort into chashka and stakan, they should sort them differently. She says language teachers could do activities like this with their students instead of just memorizing words.

 

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Ollin Ollin's comment, March 5, 2014 11:03 PM
fascinating!
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Wasted in America | Visual.ly

Wasted in America | Visual.ly | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
As a junk hauling company, Fast Haul loads and unloads tons and tons (literally) of consumer waste every month. As a green-conscious company, we stri

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 19, 2013 7:35 AM

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

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Minneapolis Community College Professor Denounced for Structural Racism Teachings - Higher Education

Minneapolis Community College Professor Denounced for Structural Racism Teachings - Higher Education | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
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Buy Lists of Rape Victims, Drunks, and More for 8 Cents a Name

Buy Lists of Rape Victims, Drunks, and More for 8 Cents a Name | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
A virtually unregulated class of companies that sells consumers' personal information to marketers is using new technology to dive deeper than ever--peddling quasi-legal lists of alcoholics, addicts, depressives, rape victims, and even "Hispanic payday...
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The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic)

The Cost of Food Wastage (Infographic) | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt.

Debt Advisory Centre has created this infographic to highlight how much we could save if we were more careful with what we spend on food. This could go some way to reducing debt levels for families living in the UK – and cutting food wastage too.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:56 PM

In the US, the cuts in SNAP (food stamps) is critical to people's welfare. The two primary programs to supplement or meet food needs are SNAP and food pantries. There is indeed a third, rescuing perfectly good food from sources like supermarkets, restaurants, etc where it can no longer be sold. It can be donated into the system of help people in need. 

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Why Buy Local

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Infographics on what the arguments are for buying local.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 15, 2013 4:05 PM

We already know buying local is good. This Infographic illustrates it.

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Can virtual reality be used to tackle racism?

Can virtual reality be used to tackle racism? | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it

It's an uncomfortable truth but scientists say most people have an ingrained racial bias. Now a team has shown that a short stint in a virtual world could reduce it, but could this have a longer lasting effect?


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Bubba Muntzer's comment, November 30, 2013 4:51 PM
I'd say there's something to this. It talks about identifying as another race, and race is tied up with identity, it's part of one's identity. The only time I ever really felt I really had got it was when the army put me in a room with two Black guys. I lived with them, 24/7, saw them in their underwear, and after awhile they became the sum total of their personal characteristics of which race was a minor one.
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Gamers are outraged that this massive Kickstarter-backed game hired a woman

Gamers are outraged that this massive Kickstarter-backed game hired a woman | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
For backers of Mighty No. 9, there's much ado over genderswapped fan art. (Gamers could you just please share this article? http://t.co/SxuZXxzGzG)
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Tel Aviv University collating all laws of the world against racism - Haaretz

Tel Aviv University collating all laws of the world against racism - Haaretz | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
Haaretz Tel Aviv University collating all laws of the world against racism Haaretz European countries have enacted ambitious anti-discrimination legislation, as well as laws governing incitement to racism, xenophobia, Holocaust denial,...
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How I found my voice as a feminist of color

How I found my voice as a feminist of color | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it

When a girl's pageant crown was rescinded because of her skin color, I finally said what I needed to say


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Psychologist Behind 'Affluenza' Defense Regrets Using That Word

Psychologist Behind 'Affluenza' Defense Regrets Using That Word | Social Inequalities | Scoop.it
The psychologist who convinced a Texas judge that 16-year-old Ethan Couch was too rich to know right from wrong says he shouldn't have used the word "affluenza," but insists his defense of the teen was otherwise sound.
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