Paid Maternity Leave: All But The United States

According to National Geographic, paid maternity leave in common throughout the world. The news source states that paid maternity leave for childbirth is federal policy in 34 out of the 35 nations that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The hold-out country is the United States. Tweet

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Does Privacy Even Exist?: The Gap In America’s Privacy Law

According to a ZDNet article entitled: “U.S. Cell Carriers Are Selling Access To Your Real-Time Phone Location Data,” written by Zack Whittaker, America’s top cellphone providers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) are selling their customers’ location data to privately-owned companies. These private companies have reportedly, in turn, provided the acquired data to the government. The […]

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Plantation Food: Brazil vs. America

In her autobiography, Beverly Johnson discusses the cuisine she was introduced to when she was on a photo shoot in Brazil: “I always enjoyed tasting the local cuisine of every country I visited during my career…Brazil’s national dish is feijoada, a tasty stew that differs throughout the country, but where I was it comprised beans, […]

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What Christopher Columbus Wrote In His Diary 523 Years Ago, Today

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus reportedly wrote in his diary, “I took some of the natives by force.” [Source: "The Black West" By: William Katz] Tweet

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The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

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South African Apartheid vs. American Racism (Throwback Post: 2/28/08)

Wikipedia defines apartheid as: “A system of legalized racial segregation enforced by the National Party (NP) South African government between 1948 and 1994. It arose from a longer history of settler rule and Dutch and British colonialism.” America’s social ideals have also not been exempt from the effects of colonialism. Hence, the prevalence of racism […]

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