Poor Kids Have Tiny Brains, Right?

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Kids’ lives are being altered and derailed because people often misinterpret research.

War and Circumstance: The Brutalization of My Brothers

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Austin Harrington reflects on the unprovoked, violent attacks on fellow African Americans by police.

Under the Microscope: Beliefs and Skewed Views of Immigrants and Crime Rates

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Brittni Brown feels the negative association with immigrants and beliefs of many US citizens in relation to crime rates aren’t founded on solidarity.

Being an Ethical Consumer

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Patrick Paglen explains how we are ethically accountable for the spending choices we make. “That was an interesting encounter,” my friend observed as we came out of the service station. He was paying for gas for our car trip, when he ran into someone he had not seen since he was a teenager – not […]

Photo of the Day: A Stark Mix of Race and Class

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Sometimes a picture just says it all.

From the Ground Up: Build a Better World on the Fundamentals of Inclusion and Disability

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Erin Kelly explores The United Nations’ recent proposal to include the disabled in their plans for evacuation, recovery and relief during natural disasters.

A Dad’s Postcard to the World on Behalf of His Un-Born Child

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Jeremy McKeen of Nerdy Dad Shirt was inspired to give some direction to the world as his newest child was on her way into it. We need to listen to him.

Policeman Pays For Single Father He Caught Shoplifting Baby Formula (Video)

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A single act of kindness can go a long way, and come from anywhere.

Did We Lose the War on Poverty?

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Fifty years on from the Great Society program, what has been achieved – and what hasn’t – in government efforts to reduce poverty.

What the USA Needs is a Conversation About Poverty

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Matthew Gilman has a possible route forward for socio-political reform in the USA

How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?

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What happens when a homeless man receives a bonanza of $100? Josh Paler Lin followed Thomas to find out.

Is Family About Love and Acceptance…

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…Or about who is inside or outside the home?

The Wealthy Suffer From an ‘Empathy Gap’ With the Poor That is Feeding a Rise in Inequality

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We tend to think that sloth, rather than bad luck or a disadvantage baked into the system, is responsible for the poor being poor.

How Toxic is Our National Atmosphere?

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How a Century of Racist Policies Made Ferguson Into a Pocket of Concentrated Despair

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“You cannot understand what’s going on with Ferguson today without knowing this history.”

Poor People Will Kill You

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How a poor-man mindset leads to not only material poverty, but to crimes against yourself and others.