Tag Archives: Class

Rich white man gets no jail time for raping his three-year-old daughter because he “will not fare well” in prison

Tweet*Trigger warning* I can’t really imagine a story that more perfectly illustrates how totally broken the criminal “justice” system in the US is. Robert H. Richards IV, a rich unemployed heir to a chemical baron fortune who lives off his trust fund, was convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter. He also allegedly admitted to abusing [...]
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Chart of the Day: Being able to stay home when you’re sick is a perk for the rich

TweetDo you get paid sick days? Count yourself lucky. Although several cities mandate universal paid sick leave, for the most part, such policies are left to employers. And while they’ve been slightly more generous in the last few years, more than 41 million people in this country can’t take a paid day off when they or [...]
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Brazil’s “rolezinhos:” a new kind of social movement

Tweet Image translation: “Flash Mob. Vandalism.”  Brazil is facing a new kind of social movement, and it’s got a name: a “rolezinho.” Portuguese for “little outing” rolezinhos are events organized via Facebook which result in a mass social gatherings of young people in public malls. The majority of those who attend are low-income brown and [...]
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50 years into the war on poverty, gender analysis needed

Tweet Bourgeois (read: mostly white) feminism is currently, finally untenable — politically, personally, and almost universally. Thanks to many, many working class people and minorities raising their voices and elevating their experiences as a political priority, there’s a general consensus around this these days, even if many feminists, old-guard and new-guard alike, don’t know quite [...]
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Are sexism and pay disparities sending women to college?

TweetI was raised by an educator. My Granny was a teacher and my sister followed her career path, later becoming an assistant principal. Growing up I wasn’t disciplined for too many things  was disciplined the most for fucking up in school. If my mother or grandmother got word that I was even late for a class [...]
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