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DeVos’ Vouchers Could License Discrimination Against LGBTQ Youth

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley grilled Betsy DeVos on whether her school vouchers plan would prohibit schools receiving vouchers from discriminating against LGBTQ students or on the basis of religion. She refused to give a clear answer. And here’s why: she can’t. Because of a loophole in federal civil rights law, DeVos’ voucher program opens the door to further legalized discrimination against LGBTQ students and girls.

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley grilled Betsy DeVos on whether her school vouchers plan would prohibit schools receiving vouchers from discriminating against LGBTQ students or on the basis of religion. She ...

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Why Feminists Should Care About The 50 Year Anniversary Of Palestinian Occupation

Yesterday, Israel celebrated the dubious milestone of a fifty-year-long occupation of Palestine, cementing its position as one of the longest military occupations of a foreign territory in modern history.

Yesterday, Israel celebrated the dubious milestone of a fifty-year-long occupation of Palestine, cementing its position as one of the longest military occupations of a foreign territory in modern history.

05/12/2017 Malden Ma  Mya Cook (cq) left and her sister Deanna Cook (cq) right attend Mystic Valley Regional Charter School . The school ha  said that some of their students hair styles violates their school's dress code.The girls beleive that they are being punshied for their hair style. They are twins and are 15 years old.  Boston Globe StaffPhotograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

We Need to Fix Racism in Our Institutions, Not Black Hair

This month, we witnessed several instances in which black students were punished for wearing natural or black hairstyles to school. A Boston charter school gave multiple detentions to 15-year-old twin sisters who came to school with box braids, arguing that their hair extensions broke the school’s dress code. As punishment, the twins were pulled from their sports teams and banned from prom. In Florida, 17-year-old Jenesis Johnson was called to the assistant principal’s office and told that her afro was “extreme,” “faddish” and “needed to be fixed.”

This month, we witnessed several instances in which black students were punished for wearing natural or black hairstyles to school. A Boston charter school gave multiple detentions to 15-year-old ...

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PSA: If You Exploit The Death of Children, You Are Literal Human Garbage

On Monday evening, a bomb exploded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, in what is now being described as a terrorist attack. 22 people perished, with several more injured, in the most deadly incident of terror to strike the U.K. since 2005.

On Monday evening, a bomb exploded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, in what is now being described as a terrorist attack. 22 people perished, with several more injured, in the most deadly incident ...

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