Archive for May, 2016

Target Policy Results in Call for Boycott

Target Policy Results in Call for Boycott

  Over 1,000,000 people have signed a petition to boycott Target after Target released a statement saying “we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” The boycott pledge was organized by the American Family Association (AFA), a conservative, anti-LGBT extremist, non-profit group. […]

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Over 1,000 Confederate Names and Symbols Exist in U.S.

Over 1,000 Confederate Names and Symbols Exist in U.S.

The white supremacist Confederate States of America (CSA; Confederacy) fought a war with the USA to maintain slavery. The CSA lost the war, after which the slaves were freed and slavery prohibited. However, within the U.S. there is a proliferation of symbols that pay homage to the Confederacy in some way. Most of these symbols […]

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Women May Be Required to Register for Military Draft

Women May Be Required to Register for Military Draft

In April, the House Armed Services Committee approved a measure that would require women to register for the military draft. It is attached to a defense policy bill that the full House will consider in May. The action comes shortly after the Defense Department removed all gender restrictions on front-line combat units. Rep. Duncan Hunter […]

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African American Harriet Tubman to Be Face of New Twenty Dollar Bill

African American Harriet Tubman to Be Face of New Twenty Dollar Bill

The Treasury Department announced that the $20 bill will be redesigned and African American Harriet Tubman’s image will appear on the front of it. Former president Andrew Jackson, whose image is currently on the front of the $20 bill, will be featured on the back of the bill where he’ll be incorporated into an existing […]

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