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The “afterlife” of mass incarceration

Feb 1, 2021
In a new book, sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller explores the punishments formerly imprisoned people face after their release. Read an excerpt here.
Inmates worship during Christmas Mass at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. In a new book, sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller examines the effects of incarceration after it ends.
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Majority of Americans believe economy is rigged

Oct 16, 2020
More than 80% of Black Americans and nearly 70% of women say the economy is rigged in favor of certain groups. Experts say they're right.
Protesters in Los Angeles in May 2020.
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After Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, activists continue push for legislation on discrimination

It is still not against the law to discriminate because of sex in places open to the public like stores or restaurants.
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Michigan brewery faces boycotts after racial discrimination settlement

Dec 9, 2019
Can Founders Brewing repair its reputation with some bars and beer drinkers around Michigan?
Popular beers from around Michigan available on tap at Henry’s Place in Okemos, Michigan. One brewery you won't find here? Founders.
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For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn't translate to professional achievement

Mar 21, 2019
Asian-Americans have the highest percentage of college grads of any minority group. And though they represent just 6 percent of the population, they account for 20 percent of Ivy League students. But once they enter the workforce, it’s a different story.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Facebook settles 5 advertising discrimination lawsuits

Mar 20, 2019
It’s no secret that nearly all of Facebook’s revenue comes from advertising. But did you know Facebook is accused of allowing advertisers to discriminate against minorities, women and other protected groups? In some cases, civil rights groups say, Facebook made it possible for housing, job and credit advertisements to post to the feeds of white […]
Paper circles with the Facebook logo are displayed during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the opening keynote to the FB Developer conference that runs through May 1.
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Applying to college amid the Harvard admissions lawsuit

Jan 10, 2019
High school students weigh in on admissions policies and race as the college application season comes to a close.
A prospective student enters the Harvard University Admissions Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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5 things you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Jun 22, 2018
It's the most important civil rights law protecting people with disabilities.
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Why Wall Street isn't going to have a Harvey Weinstein moment

Mar 2, 2018
Sexual harassment and discrimination in the financial industry is more subtle — and harder to address.
"The Fearless Girl" statues stands across from the iconic Wall Street charging bull statue wearing a pink hat associated with the Women's March of 2017.
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40 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnant employees still face workplace discrimination

Feb 28, 2018
"You know, you inform your boss of a pregnancy on Monday and you're fired on Tuesday. That still happens."
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