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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Speaking About Spanking and Abuse

On spanking and abuse. (from The New York Times)

The cultural, regional, and generational roots of spanking. (from CNN)

Ass whuppins and NFL fanatics. (from Notes from a Boy @theWindow)

It's time for the U.S. to ban spanking. (from Time)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dress for School Success?

Does slut-shaming start with school dress codes? (from Al-Jazeera)

The funny, not-so-funny, must-see school dress code video. (from The Huffington Post)

High schoolers protest "sexist" dress code that has landed more than 100 girls in detention. (from Think Progress)

Mom claims daughter was forced to wear a "shame suit" for dress code violation. (from One News Now)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Looks Inside the World of Politics

America prepares to reelect the Congress its loathes. (from The Washington Post)

What is the 2014 election really about? It's religious versus women's rights. (from Reuters)

The shocking numbers: Americans are dangerously ignorant about politics. (from Salon)

The left-right political spectrum is bogus. (from The Atlantic)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

On Race and Education

The failure of desegregation. (from The New Yorker)

School districts are still facing fights and confusion on desegregation. (from The Atlantic)

With scant oversight, school districts are becoming segregated once again. (from The Atlantic)

A black college student has the same chances of getting a job as a white high school dropout. (from Think Progress)

Friday, September 12, 2014

As the Ray Rice Knockout Scandal Roils On, What's Next for the NFL?

Is the NFL really worth salvaging? (from The Washington Post)

"There's a football game to be played" just doesn't cut it any more. (from The New Yorker)

Roger Goodell, empowered by greedy owners, must go. (from The Washington Post)

Black men's excuses for Ray Rice sound like the ones coming from Ferguson. (from The Washington Post)

#WhyIStayed hashtag goes viral as off-field domestic violence overwhelms overwhelms on-field violence. (from The San Jose Mercury News)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Police Chokehold Death Controversy Continues

A highly critical open letter to the white teachers who wore NYPD T-shirts on the first day of school. (from The Frisky)

Some Staten Island teachers are furious that their union leader didn't want them wearing NYPD T-shirts. (from The Village Voice)

Staten Island arrests drop in wake of death of suspect by police chokehold. (from The New York Post)

Police union president says witness to suspect death's is "demonizing the good work of police officers." (from The Village Voice)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Looking for God Past and Present

5 ways America changed God. (from CNN)

Taking religion seriously. (from The American)

The Devil beware: Father Father Gabriele Amorth wants to cast you out. (from The Washington Post)

Faced with sweeping social change, conservative Christians are walling themselves off from secular society. But when religion isolates itself, both sides lose. (from The Atlantic)

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