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Disparity

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

The Surprising Impact of a Supermarket on a 'Food Desert'

Doug Irving | Posted 03.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Doug Irving

The supermarket changed that neighborhood for the better, researchers at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corp. found. But not quite the way anyone expected.

It's About Time, My World

Lydia Canaan | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Lydia Canaan

It's about time you realize that I am you and you are me, that we are all intertwined and connected in humanity. Whether you are from the East or from the West, aren't you aware that we share a planet and not a world? And, what is a world?

Black Jobless Rate Is Much Higher Than Whites Regardless Of Education

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Black Voices

The black unemployment rate is about twice the white unemployment rate regardless of education status, the Economic Policy Institute has found in a re...

Our Disparity Disorder: Life on the Wage Floors

Doug Levitt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Doug Levitt

The asset boom combined with wage stagnation have only intensified our nation's disparity disorder, the prime metaphor for which is Walmart and its heirs, the Waltons.

Women Have The Skills To Stand Out In STEM Fields

Padmasree Warrior | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Padmasree Warrior

NMSI reports that men over age 25 held 87 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering fields. Only 23 percent of workers in STEM-related jobs are women, yet women make up 48 percent of workers in all occupations. The higher you go on the corporate ladder, the lower these numbers become. You don't need to be a math whiz to see that these numbers don't add up.

Cocaine Sentencing Injustice Slightly Lessened

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In true incrementalist fashion, Democrats have now made things slightly less unfair, but fell far short of actual fairness. It's as if, right after the Civil War, Congress announced that black people would now count as four-fifths of a person.

The American Health Care System Is in Pieces -- But Some of the Pieces Are Doing Remarkably Well

Joe McCannon and Maureen Bisognano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe McCannon and Maureen Bisognano

Despite the world's most advanced medical technology and the heroic efforts of devoted clinicians, health care is too expensive, unjustly inaccessible and seriously harmful to many of the citizens it seeks to serve.