Virtually everybody makes quick judgments about others based on insufficient information. But what are the consequences of those judgments in the criminal justice system–police, courts, and prisons? We talk to Barnard College – Columbia University and Santa Fe Institute professor Rajiv Sethi.
In 1969 patrons of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, were fed up with police raids and they fought back. But leading up to that breaking point were decades of history and activism. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots we talk to Robert Rosenberg , co-director of the 1984 documentary, Before Stonewall.
Lilly Ledbetter was one of the first woman managers hired by Goodyear Tire. She battled sexual harassment, job discrimination, and unequal pay–with a practical and gutsy attitude, from Alabama to the Supreme Court, to the halls of Congress, and finally the White House.
Well…yes. Fascism has always been with us, as author and Yale professor Jason Stanley describes in his most recent book — for example, Hitler was inspired by our Jim Crow laws. We discuss the elements of fascist thinking, how to spot them, and how to fight back.
Lydia Cacho is a pioneer among Mexican journalists, having paved the path for women to take on hard core investigative stories. Marcela Zendejas is a documentary filmmaker and human rights activist whose web docuseries highlights Cacho’s work with children.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
Counselor Tatiana Smith has started a podcast for people of color, to challenge the stigma around mental health care that many carry, and to help people become more resilient in the face of our current challenges.
… is the name of Jordan Flaherty‘s book about the Savior Mentality, and the problems that self-styled savior activists pose to getting the real work done … and what better alternatives look like.
Author and attorney David Bedrick on how seemingly personal problems are often rooted in social injustice, and how a psychological perspective can make for more powerful activism.