Tag: Inequality

Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

WHO Director Says Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters While 90% of Africa Remains Unvaccinated Is ‘Immoral’ and ‘Unfair’

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more people in America are currently receiving booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines than are getting their first shot or are becoming fully vaccinated each day. While that news is good for public health as a whole, it…

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Temperatures Significantly Hotter During Nationwide Heatwave for People of Color in Urban Cities

While the United States is baking from this summer’s unprecedented heatwave, new research from the University of California, San Diego has revealed a disparity between how people of color and white Americans endure the record-breaking temperatures. According to a report from NPR’s Deepa Shivaram, “as record-high heat hammers much of…

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CEOs of S&P 500 Companies Make Approximately 299 Times More Than Their Average Worker

Even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) reveals that CEO salaries continue to soar while compensation for the people working for these individuals remains stagnant.  Moira Ritter of CNN Business has reported that “the average S&P…

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Second Employee Sues ACLU for Racist and Discriminatory Internal Behavior 

While there’s no disputing the valuable work the American Civil Liberties Union does, from promoting social justice and reform to fighting racism and defending LGBTQ rights, mounting evidence suggests that even one of America’s leading nonprofits dedicated to defending civil rights may have its own internal struggles with systemic racism…

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Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Patients Less Likely to Have Access to Affordable Care: Report

A Milliman Research Report found that people seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment are more likely to have to use out-of-network doctors, according to The Washington Post. The report, published by Milliman for the Bowman Family Foundation, a risk management and healthcare consulting company, found disturbing healthcare trends when…

NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

NAACP’s national delegates voted on Wednesday to issue a “travel advisory” stating that people of color and other marginalized groups travelling to Missouri are at risk of their civil rights being violated. According to the Springfield News Leader, the delegates chose to nationally adopt the advisory after it was put…

Former President Jimmy Carter on Race & Gender Inequality

By Julissa Catalan Former President Jimmy Carter gave an inspirational speech this Tuesday during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Austin, Texas. The event, held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in honor of the president who signed in the Civil Rights Act into law,…