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Five ways the myth of the “model minority” hurts all of us

Tweet Last week the Pew Center released a report that confirmed preconceived notions about Asian Americans (all of us!)–and found that as an immigrant group we earn more money, we get more education and we take marriage more seriously. You can’t argue with concrete evidence if you haven’t done your own research (what–you don’t like a sample [...]
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New maternal mortality estimates released; maternal health still a feminist issue

TweetWe deal with a lot of issues related to motherhood on the blog, and in feminism writ large: paid maternal leave, work/life balance, stay-at-home moms, single moms, mother’s day, breastfeeding. And the list goes on. But an aspect of motherhood that is sometimes overlooked in feminist spaces is maternal death, when a woman dies in [...]
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White births have been outnumbered by non-white – now what?

Tweet (Spotted by my friend Karlos Gauna Schmeider from the Center for Media Justice–two headlines, backwards ideology and the new moment on race in the US) That inevitable moment that conservative Americans have been dreading is finally here. According to census data births of white babies has been surpassed by brown babies. The AP reports [...]
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Report: Children of LGBT families of color face double stigma

TweetOver at TheGrio, I wrote about a new study titled “LGBT Families of Color: Facts at a Glance” which concludes that children in LGBT families of color face a double stigma. I want to share some of the legal obstacles as well as proposed remedies. Generally, LGBT couples who have children are considered de facto [...]
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67% of Americans would support a gay or lesbian presidential candidate

TweetAccording to a new Gallup poll, only 32% of Americans would be against supporting a gay or lesbian presidential candidate and 67% would be in support. As Think Progress mentions this a tremendous shift in mindset from say, 1978, when approximately 74% of the American public wouldn’t have supported a gay or lesbian political candidate. [...]
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