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Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force

Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

Single mothers in the United States can face many barriers to employment, like finding affordable child care and predictable work schedules. For many, a sick child or a flat tire can mean a...
Seriously, Meryl Streep? 'Toxic masculinity' doesn't hurt men – it kills them

Seriously, Meryl Streep? 'Toxic masculinity' doesn't hurt men – it kills them


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  5 Comments  •  3 years ago

#NotAllMen, says Meryl Streep Meryl Streep isn’t a big fan of the phrase “toxic masculinity”, apparently. During a recent panel discussion about the new season of Big Little Lies the cast...
Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields

Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  41 Comments  •  3 years ago

Memorial Day is for those American servicemen and women that died in battle.  The Red Poppy and the poem Flanders Fields are know though out north America and much of the world.  This is the...
Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a Fascist

Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a Fascist


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

required for all website administrators About once a week, the inestimable Fred Clark posts " Smart people saying smart things ", a short collection of worthwhile reading. This week he...
Unlearning the myth of American innocence

Unlearning the myth of American innocence


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  3 years ago

M y mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would do at every age:...
Here’s Why the Birth Rate Is So Low in the United States

Here’s Why the Birth Rate Is So Low in the United States


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  3 years ago

Millennials are blamed for a lot of things. They killed landline phones. They destroyed movie rental stores. They even get flack for the decline in bar soap use. Now they might be getting...
Name of Thrones: Parents are naming their kids after favorite 'GoT' characters

Name of Thrones: Parents are naming their kids after favorite 'GoT' characters


Via: perrie-halpern  •  History & Sociology  •  0 Comments  •  3 years ago

By   Joe Murphy For the 319 baby girls born and named Lyanna last year, “Game of Thrones” will never end. More parents are bestowing “Game of Thrones” character names on their children than...
Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men

Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men


Via: vic-eldred  •  History & Sociology  •  266 Comments  •  3 years ago

MAY   9, 2019 By   Suzanne Venker In her book “Unprotected,” former campus psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman introduces readers to Olivia, a college student at the University of California,...
Why the Bay of Pigs Invasion Went So Wrong

Why the Bay of Pigs Invasion Went So Wrong


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  29 Comments  •  3 years ago

Before the break of dawn on April 15, 1961, a squadron of eight B-26 bombers piloted by Cuban exiles roared down a Nicaraguan airstrip on a secret mission. The   U.S. Central Intelligence Agency...
 'Senseless hate': the far right's deep roots in southern California

'Senseless hate': the far right's deep roots in southern California


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  3 years ago

The murderous attack on the Poway synagogue in San Diego last weekend may have shattered some people’s image of southern California as a sunny, liberal enclave. But the region has for...
These Japanese-American Linguists Became America's Secret Weapon During WWII

These Japanese-American Linguists Became America's Secret Weapon During WWII


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

In February 1942, a small group of members of a top-secret military language school defied orders. They   slipped   out of their headquarters in San Francisco and snuck toward their...
There Were American Nazi Summer Camps Across the US in the 1930s

There Were American Nazi Summer Camps Across the US in the 1930s


Via: krishna  •  History & Sociology  •  12 Comments  •  3 years ago

During the latter half of the 1930s, a surprising number of Nazi-themed summer camps sprouted across the United States. Organized locally and without the support of Germany, these summer...
‘Slave Bible’ removed passages to instill obedience and uphold slavery

‘Slave Bible’ removed passages to instill obedience and uphold slavery


Via: perrie-halpern  •  History & Sociology  •  58 Comments  •  3 years ago

Happy Andrew Natsios Day!

Happy Andrew Natsios Day!


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  2 Comments  •  3 years ago

Today is the 16th anniversary of Andrew Natsios’ appearance on ABC’s Nightline where, on behalf of the George W. Bush administration, the then-director of the U.S. Agency for International...
Lady Death: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the Greatest Female Sniper of All Time

Lady Death: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the Greatest Female Sniper of All Time


Via: dave-2693993  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  3 years ago

Today, the region is called Ukraine and many historians will say the Rus has clear Ukrainian origin, nonetheless it was part of the Soviet Union at the time. I saw a movies last night titled...
Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  10 Comments  •  3 years ago

There’s an anecdote that Ruth Wilson Gilmore likes to share about being at an environmental-justice conference in Fresno in 2003. People from all over California’s Central Valley had...
Whooping Cough Killed 6,000 Kids a Year Before These Ex-Teachers Created a Vaccine

Whooping Cough Killed 6,000 Kids a Year Before These Ex-Teachers Created a Vaccine


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  13 Comments  •  3 years ago

After a long day in the laboratory in 1932, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering walked out into the chilly Michigan evening with specially prepared petri dishes, called cough plates, in tow. The...
'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due

'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  16 Comments  •  3 years ago

Virginia Hall is one of the most important American spies most people have never heard of. Her story is on display at the   CIA Museum   inside the spy agency headquarters in Langley, Va. —...
Why Ancient Rome Needed Immigrants to Become Powerful

Why Ancient Rome Needed Immigrants to Become Powerful


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  30 Comments  •  3 years ago

The Caesars embraced newcomers, less out of idealism than out of self-interest. BARRY STRAUSS How “Roman” was the  Roman Empire ? Well, by some measures: not very. As the Roman emperors...
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  4 Comments  •  3 years ago

In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been...
When does US news ignore a terror plot? When the target is called Islamberg

When does US news ignore a terror plot? When the target is called Islamberg


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  4 Comments  •  3 years ago

(I'm having a lot of trouble embedding the Vimeo video. You'll find it here .) Situated 130 miles north of New York City on the Pennsylvania border, the town was formed in the early...
Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave

Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  19 Comments  •  3 years ago

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. (Spirit Cave). These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded...
The Deadliest Tornado in U.S. History

The Deadliest Tornado in U.S. History


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  9 Comments  •  3 years ago

Overturned trains. Timber found miles away from where it had been stored. Trees felled. Fires and close calls. A letter that flew almost 100 miles. On a normal day in the Midwest in 1925, any one...
Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people

Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  42 Comments  •  3 years ago

I was leaving a corporate office building after a full day of leading workshops on how to talk about race thoughtfully and deliberately. The audience for each session had been similar...
Legend of the Singing River

Legend of the Singing River


Via: ender  •  History & Sociology  •  14 Comments  •  3 years ago

Legend of the Singing River  by Lorin Thompson Pascagoula, Mississippi Post Office Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. LORIN THOMPSON WAS...
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