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Why Did People Vote for Trump? – The Atlantic

lead_960_540“For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, exactly?

Was their vote some sort of cri de coeur about a changing economy that had left them behind? Or was the motivating sentiment something more complex and, frankly, something harder for policy makers to address?”

via Why Did People Vote for Trump? – The Atlantic

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What Happens When Every Citizen Receives a Universal Basic Income

gfh7weua5ut5oqdifkdo“Later this year, Stockton, a city in California with a 25% poverty rate, will conduct an unusual experiment: Roughly 100 of its citizens will receive $500 a month for 12-18 months, with no work requirements and no strings attached. Researchers likely will regularly assess the recipients’ health, childcare arrangements, education, and general well-being in order to measure how this kind of financial leg up affects quality of life. The grant, from the Economic Security Project, is a privately funded experiment in “universal basic income,” a policy idea crafted from the premise that every citizen should receive a regular stipend from the government to cover their basic needs.”

via What Happens When Every Citizen Receives a Universal Basic Income

A Black Teen Knocked On A Door To Ask For Directions To His School. Then He Was Shot At, Police Say.

sub-buzz-21353-1523633211-1“When 14-year-old Brennan Walker missed his bus Thursday morning, he decided to walk to his high school in Rochester Hills, Michigan. But he got lost, so he knocked on a door hoping to get directions. Instead, he ended up running for his life as a man allegedly fired his gun at the black teenager.

Jeff Ziegler, a 53-year-old retired firefighter, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder and a felony charge of possessing a firearm for allegedly shooting at Brennan.”

via A Black Teen Knocked On A Door To Ask For Directions To His School. Then He Was Shot At, Police Say.

University of Florida allows parking violators to pay tickets…

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When University of Florida’s president said on April Fool’s Day that people cited for parking violations on campus over the past year could get amnesty by donating food, many thought it was a prank.

But on Friday, nearly 2,000 people learned it wasn’t.

via University of Florida allows parking violators to pay tickets…

Drunk History – Nichelle Nichols Lives Boldly

“When actress Nichelle Nichols wanted to quit playing Lieutenant Uhura on “Star Trek,” real-life Trekkie Martin Luther King Jr. convinced her otherwise.”

via Drunk History – Nichelle Nichols Lives Boldly – YouTube

Tony Robbins Has Apologized After He Was Slammed By #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke For “Gross” Comments

sub-buzz-540-1523130904-9“Motivational speaker Tony Robbins apologized on Sunday after he found himself the subject of heated criticism on social media after footage went viral of comments he made about the #MeToo movement.

“I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement,” Robbins said in a Facebook post. “Let me clearly say, I agree with the goals of the #MeToo movement and its founding message of ’empowerment through empathy,’ which makes it a beautiful force for good.”

via Tony Robbins Has Apologized After He Was Slammed By #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke For “Gross” Comments

Lakeith Smith Got 65 Years For the Death of a 16-Year-Old Killed By Police

yzv58xsdbbh2ahcqd1xj“Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court before being sentenced to 65 years in prison.

But the brutal truth of it is that this kid embodies the tragedy of criminal justice in America today, certainly no laughing matter to those destroyed by it.”

via Lakeith Smith Got 65 Years For the Death of a 16-Year-Old Killed By Police

Queens Are Questioning RuPaul’s Grip On Drag Culture After His Controversial Trans Comments

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“I’m not just [a] drag queen,” RuPaul once said. “I am the drag queen — number one.”

For more than 20 years, RuPaul has been the face of drag in America. In the early ‘90s, the nation’s curiosity was piqued by the 6-foot-4-inch man who strutted around unapologetically in outrageous dresses, dazzling blonde wigs, and thigh-high boots — the same man who coined the famous phrase, “You’re born naked and the rest is drag.” RuPaul wiggled his way into the public consciousness with hits like “Supermodel” and “Snapshot,” became the face of a high-profile MAC cosmetics campaign, and even briefly helmed a talk show, The RuPaul Show, in the mid ‘90s.”

via Queens Are Questioning RuPaul’s Grip On Drag Culture After His Controversial Trans Comments

Sherman Alexie and the Longest Running #MeToo Movement in History

sherman_alexie_2007-740x525“Sherman Alexie, a well-known, successful Native writer, recently has been accused of sexually harassing a number of women, mostly Native.

Although none of Alexie’s victims have come forward publicly yet, Alexie issued an apology on Wednesday, acknowledging that he has “done things [over the years] that have harmed other people, including those I love most deeply.”

Litsa Dremousis, Alexie’s former longtime friend (now described by Alexie as a spurned lover), has been writing about allegations against him on her Twitter account. She said she is not a victim.”

via Sherman Alexie and the Longest Running #MeToo Movement in History (Updated) – Rewire.News

Parents Who Allegedly Forced Their Kids To Live In A Box Say It’s About Being Poor, Not Abusive

sub-buzz-19047-1520393791-1“The couple who were arrested last week after their three children were found living in a makeshift box made of plywood and plastic sheeting in Southern California say it was the result of being poor, not abusive, as authorities allege.

Mona Kirk, 51, and Daniel Panico, 73, pleaded not guilty to child abuse Tuesday and were released from jail a short time later after their attorney argued they could not afford their bail.

Panico told the Los Angeles Times before his release that his family had been torn apart and that he and his wife had done nothing wrong.

“We are just minding our own business, trying to raise our three kids on little money,” he said.

The Department of Children and Family Services has assumed temporary custody of the children.”

via Parents Who Allegedly Forced Their Kids To Live In A Box Say It’s About Being Poor, Not Abusive

 

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