Archive for April, 2016

Campaign Rhetoric Creating Fear, Bullying in School Children

Campaign Rhetoric Creating Fear, Bullying in School Children

A recent survey conducted by Teaching Tolerance and published by the Southern Poverty Law Center focused on the effect of the 2016 presidential campaign on school children. The study revealed some alarming results: It showed that students from preschool through high school are aware of the tone, rhetoric, and catchphrases of the current race for […]

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Bruce Springsteen Cancelled North Carolina Concert Over State’s Anti-LGBT Law

Bruce Springsteen Cancelled North Carolina Concert Over State’s Anti-LGBT Law

North Carolina’s Public Facilities, Privacy and Security Act passed through the state’s general assembly and was signed into law in one day. Many critics of the law claim it legalizes discrimination against the LGBT community. Bruce Springsteen, “the Boss”, agrees and cancelled a concert because he and the E Street Band wanted to protest the […]

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City Being Sued Over Illegal Body Cavity Search

City Being Sued Over Illegal Body Cavity Search

The City of Aiken, South Carolina (SC) and its Department of Public Safety are being sued by two residents of the state because of what the residents say was an illegal body cavity search in broad daylight. The black couple, Elijah Pontoon and Lakeya Hicks, filed lawsuit because of their treatment by white police officers […]

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HIV-Positive Organs Transplanted into HIV-Positive Recipients

HIV-Positive Organs Transplanted into HIV-Positive Recipients

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University Hospital have successfully performed surgery that transplanted organs from one deceased HIV-positive (+) donor into two HIV + recipients. In 1988 a law was passed prohibiting HIV+ people from donating organs. In 2013 President Obama reversed that law making the recent surgery possible.  Modern anti-AIDS medication have turned HIV from […]

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“Resume’ Whitening” Aids Black Job Applicants

“Resume’ Whitening” Aids Black Job Applicants

A study conducted by researchers at three universities has found that some black job applicants “whiten” their resumes by hiding their ethnic identities. This strategy increased their chances of getting a response from prospective employers. “Resume whitening” consists of altering information on one’s resume that indicates one’s ethnicity. For example, TaShomba Marie Gaines might give […]

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