Identity

The Ongoing Problem of Child Labor Abuse
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The Ongoing Problem of Child Labor Abuse

Major U.S. corporations, lawmakers, and the Biden administration are actively exploiting child labor to secure votes and corporate profits.

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How Racism, War, and Fashion Fueled the Zoot Suit Riots
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How Racism, War, and Fashion Fueled the Zoot Suit Riots

Thousands of white servicemen and civilians attacked Mexican American, Black, and Filipino youth during the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots.

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The Controversy Behind Cleopatra’s Racial Identity
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The Controversy Behind Cleopatra’s Racial Identity

A new docudrama on Queen Cleopatra has been “canceled” because it cast a mixed-race actress in the role of the pharaoh.

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How to Honor Pride Month Amid Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks
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How to Honor Pride Month Amid Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

Traditional Pride Month celebrations call for inclusivity and remembrance. But this year, go a step further. Here’s how you can amplify your impact this year and next.

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What is Gender-Affirming Care?
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What is Gender-Affirming Care?

Dozens of anti-trans laws have been passed recently, with many banning gender-affirming care for youth.

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How the ‘PI’ in AAPI Became Silent
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How the ‘PI’ in AAPI Became Silent

Calls for more NHPI representation in media and government policies underscore the limitations of identity labels.

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The Push to Censor Race and Racism in Children’s Books
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The Push to Censor Race and Racism in Children’s Books

Amid recent bans, children’s book authors face pressure to censor race and racism in culturally and historically sensitive books.

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The Influence of White Supremacy on People of Color
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The Influence of White Supremacy on People of Color

The Texas Mall shooter’s ethnicity seemingly disqualifies him from being a far-right extremist, but white supremacy beliefs can exist even amongst people of color.

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The Covert Ageism in Excusing Elders’ Prejudices
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The Covert Ageism in Excusing Elders’ Prejudices

The problematic racist grandparent has become a trope for younger white people willing to excuse behaviors as “a product of their time.”

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The Hidden Crisis of Youth Homelessness
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The Hidden Crisis of Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness is a national problem causing many to face assault, trauma, and structural barriers to education and employment.

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