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Classism

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

What's With Jonathan Franzen Bashing Edith Wharton?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.09.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton, and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence but grossly misreads her character and her life.

Rapper Says Racism Doesn't Exist Anymore, Thanks To...The Internet

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

Rapper A$AP Ferg has intentions of bridging the gap between suburban and inner-city America by connecting fans to his music via the Internet. Durin...

Kanye West Rails Against Class Divisions

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business

Kanye West thinks class divisions and elitism are a plague on the modern world.

When We Mock Black Friday Shopping, Are We Practicing Classism?

Quora | Posted 01.27.2015 | Money
Quora

There are lots of sources of the widespread outrage and mockery surrounding Black Friday, and I don't think you can cleanly classify it as arising exclusively or even predominantly from classism.

Our So-Called Justice System

Walker Bragman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Seeing the Unseen

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Regardless of what demographics might say, we are not distinct groups of people inhabiting the same space. We are a community of human beings sharing time together in our schools, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our workplaces.

ReThink Review: The Purge: Anarchy -- An Unlikely Allegorical Franchise

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Purge had interesting ideas but ultimately failed as the horror film it was marketed as. But with Anarchy, the pretense of being a horror movie seems to have been abandoned, leaving something pretty unique: a political allegory dystopian action thriller that slyly attacks conservative ideology.

Outnumbered: Outlandish, Outdated, Overtly Biased

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media
Trish DeLuca

The luxury was mine from 11 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. today. I flipped to a couple of television channels, walked a friend's dog, and intermittently...

The Rich Kids Of Snapchat Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.03.2014 | College

Just when we thought we'd seen the worst of "rich millenials gone wild" on Instagram, they've taken over another social media platform: Snapchat. T...

The-Dream Hits Home With Post-Donald Sterling Song

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

The-Dream, Terius Nash, not-so-randomly released a new track and video on Tuesday evening, April 29, titled "Black." Nash addresses racism and classis...

Reality Economics -- Brought to You Live

Trish DeLuca | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

The real shame here, the burning shame that should sting the face of all politicians as they ignore calls for extended unemployment benefits, reduce food stamps for the poor, or ignore the need for massive student loan revision is this: They would have to watch uncomfortably and listen to the reality of life for their constituents.

Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Quassan Castro

You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight

Why We Should Thank the 'Princeton Mom'

Nia Hamm | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Nia Hamm

As a young, professional, 20-something who has spent my adult years focused on my own career goals while fumbling parts of my personal and professional life along the way, one thing I've learned is that at some point women, and particularly career oriented women, need to be very honest about what they want both in their professional and personal lives.

Anti-Gentrification? Build Community

Yvahn Martin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

Where there is no goodwill, the dialogue cannot begin, and there is only polite silence masking anger and distrust.

Keeping Brothers Close and Dreams Closer: On Lupita's Validation and Obama's Initiative

Jay Dodd | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

"My Brother's Keeper" frames education and jobs, as the way to equality and that is simply not the case. It will not protect them from White fear emboldened by guns on street corners. It will not erase minstrel-like narratives reproduced in media.

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

What the Duck: Justice or Lost Opportunity?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Phil Robertson, in his own misguided and offensive fashion, has given us as a society much to unpack by his linking multiple issues and multiple form of oppression (heterosexism, racism, classism, environmental control and degradation), and all in the context of religious justification.

Economic Inequality: When Is Enough Enough?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While economic disparities plague all of the nations across the planet, nowhere are these disparities more extreme than in the United States, and so I ask, when is enough enough?

Why Is Sexism Okay in Development Work? Reconsidering the 'Women are Better' Dialogue.

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

I'm a woman, so I can't pretend to know how men feel when their sex is disparaged, but I know if the talk from many NGOs and social businesses about males was said about females, I'd be annoyed.

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.

The History of the United States -- So Far

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Mott

There are a lot of other moments in U.S. history (immigration, sexism, ableism, classism, etc.) that I could have added to this history, but there was not enough room to include all the things that have happened (and are happening) in this country because someone believes God says so.

Elysium Is the New V for Vendetta

William Horden | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
William Horden

Unquestionably the most subversive big-budget film in years, Elysium takes its rightful place among the small number of major productions that dare to hold a mirror up to the rising tide of inequality, injustice and authoritarianism facing us all.

To My Young Black Brothers in the Struggle

Quassan Castro | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Real men cry. Real men do not associate power with violence against women. Real men seek solutions to problems rather than make excuses. Real men read for critical consciousness throughout an entire lifetime. Real men study. Real men write.

Stand Still

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

I know more than I wish that I knew about scarcity and it is very frightening to think about not having the ability to provide shelter and food for yourself and those that you love. Though I have not been homeless, my family was quite poor and we had times when there was no food.