Category Archives: Inequalities & Social Justice

The higher the inequality, the more likely we are to move away from democracy

  In every political system, the rich tend to hold more power – but the relationship between politics, economics and inequality is complex. To better understand these critical issues, we must look to Big Data I am asked this question very often: why should we care about inequality? There are three reasons. First, every inequality […]

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No Racial Justice Without Basic Income

  In 1966 the Black Panthers released their Ten Point Platform, a series of demands and calls to action that offered a clear statement of their political orientation. The second point of the program demanded that the federal government provide either full employment or a guaranteed income. In 2016 this call was renewed by the […]

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India: Social Development Report 2016—Disability Rights Perspectives

  The India: Social Development Report 2016—Disability Rights Perspectives presents new research in disability studies, a little understood subject in the social sciences and humanities in India, as also in the development discourse. The disproportionate disadvantage, exclusion and stigmatization suffered by persons with disabilities are caused by cultural, social and physical barriers that obstruct their […]

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The Long-Term Effects of Social-Justice Education on Black Students

  A new study shows such courses prompted self-exploration and openness in marginalized kids.     Last summer, the high-school English teacher T.J. Whitaker revised the reading list for his contemporary literature course with the addition of a new title—The Savage City, a gritty nonfiction account of race and murder in New York City in […]

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Why don’t we stand with Turkey, like we did with Paris and Orlando?

  We are conditioned to feel content with a tepid reaction from our political leaders to atrocities in Turkey and the Middle East Night was coming on as I arrived in Heathrow airport on Tuesday. In a waiting lounge at the airport’s central bus station, the urgent and meretricious tones of the television news could be […]

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