Why The State Department Honored Malebogo Malefhe As A 'Woman Of Courage' : Goats and Soda. Malebogo Molefhe, a winner of the 2017 International Women of Courage award, at the U.S.
Department of State Ryan Eskalis/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ryan Eskalis/NPR Malebogo Molefhe, a winner of the 2017 International Women of Courage award, at the U.S. Department of State. How Teachers Can Help Immigrant Kids Feel Safe. What happens if they take my parents?
Will they come into the school to get me? What if they hit me? Over the past few weeks, these are the questions children have been asking Seattle teachers I know. Many students here are undocumented immigrants or they have family members who are. In a post-election survey of over 10,000 American educators, 80 percent of administrators and school staff reported more anxiety and fear among students. U.S. Women's Hockey Team Will Boycott World Championship Tournament Over Fair Pay. Spain's Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today.
Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome' : Parallels. Yahya Abu Romman stands outside his family's home in downtown Amman.
The 22-year-old was deported from the U.S. after landing in Chicago at the end of January with a valid visa. He says border officers questioned why he holds a Jordanian passport when he was born in Syria. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jane Arraf/NPR. What History Teaches Us About Trump's Immigration Order. In October 1850, two white slavecatchers arrived in Boston, determined to bring Ellen and William Craft back South in cuffs and shackles.
Two years earlier, the Crafts, a slave couple from Macon, Georgia, had enacted one of the most daring and celebrated feats of escape in American history. Her hair cropped short, light-skinned Ellen donned men’s clothing and posed as “a most respectable looking gentleman.” What I Will Teach On Inauguration Day (and Every Day After) - The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools.
How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices' : NPR Ed. Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v.
Board of Education, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated. Editorial: Angels embrace refugees, then and now. Abdul Fattah Tameem, Ghazweh Aljabooli and their five children moved to Des Moines in the summer of 2016.
A New Study Out Of Kenya Looks At The Broader Impact Of Vaccinating A Farmer's Herd : Goats and Soda. A Maasai elder tends to his cattle.
Brittak/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brittak/Getty Images. Standing Rock Protesters Remain At Dakota Access Pipeline Site, Despite Warnings. Here's Why. Winter has descended on North Dakota.
A blizzard swept through the state earlier this week, shutting down nearly 300 miles of interstate highway there. At the Standing Rock reservation, young activists have been at the forefront of protests. Cannon Ball, North Dakota — Protesters on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation weren't looking for a fight on Thursday.
"All we had was our bodies and our prayers, and they come in with their AR-15s and their tanks, saying they're going to push us all the way to the reservation," Nick Wagner, who was hit in the face with a rubber bullet, said in an interview. Hundreds of demonstrators remained at an encampment near the site of Sioux burial grounds and in the path of the pipeline on Thursday, despite warnings from police to clear the area.
Log In. The Hidden Cost of Race. Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem : NPR Ed. A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.
LA Johnson/NPR hide caption toggle caption LA Johnson/NPR A new study out of Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble. Growing up poor taught me that good opportunities aren’t enough to guarantee a better life. Upstanders - Homes for Everyone. Utah reduced chronic homelessness by 91 percent with a simple idea. by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran There were times, a decade ago, when the Road Home, the largest homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, was so full that families trying to bring their children in from the streets for the night would be turned away. Georgetown Will Offer An Edge In Admissions To Descendants Of Slaves. Patricia Bayonne-Johnson holds a photo of her great-grandparents and their son. The retired science teacher discovered that some of her ancestors were sold by the Jesuits of the Maryland Province in 1838, to pay off Georgetown University's massive debt.
Nick Otto/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption. Businessinsider. In a story in the Wall Street Journal last Friday, reporter Eric Morath notes that the recovery from the Great Recession has been historically slow. “In terms of average annual growth,” he writes, “the pace of this expansion has been by far the weakest of any since 1949.” Missing from this story is the fact that our historically weak recovery has been accompanied by historically deep cuts in government spending. The figure below compares the strength of expansion for each recovery since 1949 with changes in government spending (it includes data on the strength of each expansion, as reported by Morath).
You can see that almost every other recovery was accompanied by an increase in federal, state, and local government spending. During a recession, changes in government spending have a “multiplier effect” on output and income: each dollar of additional spending increases—and each dollar cut spending decreases—GDP by much more than one dollar. Which Countries Are Best At Converting National Wealth Into Well-Being? : Goats and Soda. Katherine Streeter for NPR What do Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Albania, Germany and Ethiopia have in common? Turns out all five countries do better than average when it comes to turning their national wealth into a better life for their citizens.
There's also a list of countries that do worse than average. Spoiler alert: The United States is one of them. This unusual gauge of national success is the brainchild of analysts at the Boston Consulting Group. Alicia Keys' Powerful Short Film Imagines Americans as Refugees. Black And White Americans Are 'Worlds Apart' On Views Of Race, Pew Survey Says : Code Switch. As the Obama presidency draws to a close, white and black Americans are deeply divided on views of race relations in the United States, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
The report, titled On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites are Worlds Apart, found that just 8 percent of black Americans say the changes needed to achieve racial equality for blacks in the U.S. have already been made, while nearly 40 percent of white Americans say the same thing. As to whether the country will ever achieve racial equality — defined in the survey as an environment in which blacks and whites are treated with equal fairness — blacks are far less optimistic than whites.
Just 43 percent of blacks believe the country will never get there, while 75 percent of whites are optimistic that it will. Juliana Horowitz, associate director of research for Pew, notes that there are views that black and white survey respondents held in equal measure. What summertime means for black children versus what it means for white kids — Quartz. The GOP’s medieval politics: America’s crisis is much bigger than Donald Trump.
Why It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment. Barack Obama, Inequality Fighter. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office on household income since 1979 reaches two stark and significant conclusions. Inequality is growing. But so are government efforts to combat it—and they’re working. First, the bad news. Why Isn't Anyone Lobbying For Climate Change? In a recent week in Washington, I took lobbying meetings with TechNet, the lumber industry and the property casualty insurance industry. Remembering NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey. Remembering “The Greatest” boxer Muhammad Ali, dead at age 74 — Quartz. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday, June 3, at age 74, according to multiple news reports. ADL Chief Faces Civil Rights Challenges.
The Jews who immigrated to America in the early 20th century brought with them their history as a persecuted people. How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens. How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers. Book Review: 'The Other Slavery' By Andrés Reséndez. Why the poorest kids quit high school. The Problem With Donald Trump's Campaign Slogan. A Look At The Wealth And Income Gap, By ZIP Code. Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs' : Parallels.