Social movements led by women have been shown to be more effective, according to the research of Erica Chenoweth, a professor of Political Science at Harvard who studies civil resistance. But why?
From February to April, 41 percent of Black-owned businesses closed their doors. In comparison, 17 percent of white-owned businesses closed during the same period, Hispanic business owners fell by 32 percent, and Asian business owners dropped by 26 percent.
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. At a press conference, the case’s litigators acknowledged that this ruling represented a victory for abortion access; however, the fight is far from over.
While Obergefell v. Hodges represented an indisputable victory for LGBTQ legal rights in the U.S., it’s important to consider that for any marginalized group, progress doesn’t come just through acceptance by legal institutions—and acceptance by legal institutions doesn’t necessarily translate to cultural acceptance. In fact, a lot of the progress that our community has fought viciously for happened outside of courtrooms. It happened in the streets.
Change comes in many forms, and we’ve seen a variety of different proposed solutions to the nation’s broken policing system—from policy reforms to re-trainings to the promised dismantling (and potential rebuilding) of entire police departments. Here are just a few places where policing is being reimagined.
As protests against police violence have bloomed across the country, many have turned to sharing art, and poetry in particular, as a source of comfort and inspiration. In a time when the news can be a source of pain and violence, poetry can be a source of healing and joy. Here are some poems that deal with relevant themes during this revolutionary moment: healing, resistance and possibility.
“The findings of this study send a strong message to brands and media outlets that including LGBTQ people in ads, films and TV is good for business and good for the world,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD.
Over the past week, journalists at publications across the country have publicly expressed their discontent with the way that newsrooms have been covering recent protests.