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October 6, 2016
Dying of Thirst in America
Milwaukee County let Terrill Thomas die of dehydration in its jail. His horrific death is a disturbing reminder that too many of us still don’t have access to drinking water.
October 4, 2016
Racism Got You Stressed? That May Be Holding Kids Back at School, Too.
New research suggests the experience of bias alters our hormones in ways that widen the academic achievement gap.
September 29, 2016
Can These Pornographers End ‘MILFs,’ ‘Teens,’ and ‘Thugs’?
Porn may never be the same.
September 26, 2016
The Case Against Prisons
Alternatives to imprisonment are working around the world—so why isn’t the United States on board?
August 19, 2016
Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents
Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.
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August 5, 2016
‘Privacy’ Can’t Overcome Its Own Gimmick
The new play asks audience members to keep their phones on. And that’s not the only distraction.
July 21, 2016
Why I’m Afraid for My Son With Autism and His Black Caregivers
It’s clear to me that Charles Kinsey was concerned about keeping his patient safe. Why did the police see something so different?
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
July 19, 2016
Nearly Half of All Women in Jail Are Disabled
The disproportionate impact of the criminal-justice system on Americans with disabilities.
June 23, 2016
If Black Men Want to Heal Racism’s Wounds, We Can’t Pretend to Be Strong All the Time
We’re proud that we’ve survived. But we should be honest about the costs.
Mychal Denzel Smith
June 2, 2016
Letters From the June 20-27, 2016, Issue
For if dreams die… Thinking big—by thinking small… A chance to apologize… Unfinished or incomplete?…