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Polish and Privilege: “RHONY” Illuminates the Class Divide in America

Extreme economic disparity in America is the problem. RHONY just makes it visible.

“Impersonation” Explores a Power Struggle Between Two Feminist Moms

What can a woman and a mother with no money afford to say no to? Read more »

You Can’t Map White Guilt onto Black Celebrities

I’m uncomfortable with white people asking Black celebrities to respond to police brutality every time it occurs. Read more »

Open Your Purse: On Twitter, Users Demand Celebrities Distribute Wealth to Fight Police Brutality

As everyday Twitter users discuss where to donate their one-time government stipend of $1,200, it can feel like the rich live on another planet where sharing wealth is a non-issue. Read more »

Staying Soft: Megan Giddings Explores the Hypervigilance of Black Women in “Lakewood”

The participants—nearly all people of color—break bones and lose teeth to help advance the future of science and healthcare. Read more »

Blank Slate: Spiritual Emptiness Is Clearing Our Closets

While minimalism may masquerade as a reaction to capitalism, current practices and values have turned it into the rebellious offspring of capitalism. Read more »

Sustainable Influencers and the Problem with Trendy Environmentalism

Not everyone can afford to go vegan or spend hundreds of dollars on ethically made clothes—and they shouldn’t have to. Read more »

Brokest System: Progressive Candidates Keep Their Distance from Welfare Reform

Every person, regardless of their income level or employment status, is worthy and valuable and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.  Read more »

Degrees of Harm: Jasmine Banks Wants to Get Dark Money Out of Higher Education

The insidious influence of the Koch brothers is flourishing on college campuses—and under the radar. Read more »

Food Fight: SNAP Restrictions Are Penalties for Poverty

For the poor in this country, food is often linked to shame and dehumanization. Read more »

PG&E’s Planned Power Outages Prioritize Profit over Disabled Lives

PG&E’s decision to stage intentional blackouts across much of California is a window into the harm that privatization will wreak not only on our environment but the most vulnerable among us. Read more »

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