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Disparities

Why Republicans Can't Address Rising Inequality

Joe Conason | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

With Pope Francis and President Obama -- a pair of the world's most powerful voices -- warning against the dangers of social exclusion and excessive greed, we can expect to hear expressions of remorse as well as rage from all the usual right-wing suspects. But what we shouldn't expect is honesty.

The Urban Advantage in Education

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

Some of the conventional wisdom about big city schools may be a little off. Given the heterogeneity of the student population, large cities might actually offer students more, not less, stimulation and inspiration.

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

Unfair Children's Health Disparities: More Reason for Reform

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now, we live in a nation where children of color experience significant health disparities that begin before birth and follow them throughout their lives.

Why Women of Color Can't Pull a Sarah Palin

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Natalie Holder-Winfield

What if white women are given preferences and breaks -- where women of color are not -- because white men are attracted to them?