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A new law just signed by Gov. Jerry Brown gives employee rights to professional cheerleaders, including the right to receive at least minimum wage and to be paid for all practices and appearances.
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This took way to long. Shameful history.
Requiring cheerleaders to work without pay? Seriously!? With all the money that sports brings in!? Female indentured servants.#WomensRights
Wealth gap between whites and blacks and whites and Hispanics widens to near record levels.
The elephant in the room that I did not hear in the debate is that the question should have not used the word inequality. Instead they should have used the word inequity.
“Income inequity impairs the American dream of upward mobility.”
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New data from the EEOC show that pregnancy discrimination hits virtually every industry and every geographic area of the country.
Last April, Melissa Ortiz, a low-income mother of four, gave testimony to a committee of the California Assembly detailing her life on the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, or CalWORKs, the state’s welfare program. “When we first had the twins, the only person in my family getting…
“For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans.”
Book recommended by Joanna Shoffner Scott and Paula Dressel of Race Matters Institute
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“Kent Wong Director of the UCLA Labor Center and VP of the California Federation of Teachers spoke with GRITtv about the AFL-CIO broadening it’s inclusivity.”
Mr. Wong explains that his mentor, Cesar Chavez was able to organized undocumented workers to take on some of the most powerful interests in the U.S. – and win.
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“GRITtv: The demand for jobs was the great unmet demand of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. While many have made that point, few have talked plainly about why the demand for federal investment in training and jobs for the unemployed dropped out of the picture of civil rights. Scot Nakagawa is not afraid to talk about it. Nakagawa is co-founder of Changelab, a social movement think tank, and the author of the regularly provocative Race Files.”
We invest in incarceration instead of education.
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“Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim and rebuild. It was modern, majestic, sophisticated and unapologetically…”
Linda Christenson writes the following:
“The term “race riot” does not adequately describe the events of May 31—June 1, 1921 in Greenwood… In fact, the term itself implies that both blacks and whites might be equally to blame for the lawlessness and violence. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property. This assault was met by a brave but unsuccessful armed defense of their community by some black World War I veterans and others.
During the night and day of the riot, deputized whites killed more than 300 African Americans. They looted and burned to the ground 40 square blocks of 1,265 African American homes, including hospitals, schools, and churches, and destroyed 150 businesses. White deputies and members of the National Guard arrested and detained 6,000 black Tulsans who were released only upon being vouched for by a white employer or other white citizen. Nine thousand African Americans were left homeless and lived in tents well into the winter of 1921.
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