Today’s Solutions: March 01, 2024

Social Justice

Read about the newest efforts to overthrow systemic inequalities and address injustices in terms of wealth, opportunities, and privileges to make the world a better place.

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Statue of BLM activist replaces that of a slave trader in Bristol

The British city of Bristol was once a hub for the Atlantic slave trade. A statue of Edward Colston, a slave trader, stood in the city until last month when it was toppled by protestors. Now, a statue of Black Lives Matter activist Jen Reid has replaced the monument.  The statue, named A Surge Read More...

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Colin Kaepernick and Impossible Foods team up to feed 1 million people

Civil rights activist and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick has teamed up with Impossible Foods in order to achieve a big target: feed 1 million people. Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, a nonprofit organization that advances civil rights through education and empowerment, has made Read More...

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These 15 states will join California in electrifying all buses and trucks

Fifteen states and Washington, DC have announced that they will follow California’s lead in switching all heavy-duty trucks, vans, and buses over to running on electricity, in what could be one of the most significant efforts to reduce harmful diesel engine pollution in the United States. It Read More...

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Twitter engineer leads movement to replace racially-loaded tech terms

What sort of impacts do words have in our everyday jobs? For Regynald Augustin, a programmer at Twitter, the unquestionable drive to change the terminology used in his day-to-day job was an effort that started back in January. The impetus for change started after he received an email with the Read More...

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Could a ban on asking about salary history help close the wage gap?

Across the United States, men outearn women in comparable jobs by 15%, Meanwhile, white employees outearn their Black peers by 11%, even after accounting for such differences as education, experience, occupation, industry, region, hours worked, and union coverage says Jim Bessen, executive Read More...

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BLM protests didn’t spike COVID cases. Here’s why and what we can learn from them

Preemptive reopening, poor tracing capabilities, a refusal to wear masks...the list of factors contributing to the new COVID-19 spike in the US is very long, but one thing that didn’t seem to contribute to rising case numbers were the Black Lives Matter protests. Why not? Let’s take a Read More...

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These 3 organizations are helping low-wage workers live a better life

Sometimes all it takes to correct injustice is to recognize the problem and have the willpower to make a change. At least that’s what the Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) did in California, where prisoners are encouraged to volunteer to fight wildfires but struggle to get jobs as Read More...

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America’s digital divide: Why Internet access should be a basic human right

It may sound odd to you, but there’s a huge digital divide in America. In fact, over 40 million Americans live without access to reliable internet. As COVID-19 forces more individuals to work remotely and families to navigate distance learning for their children, the need for access to broadband Read More...

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Haven’t filled out the census yet? Here’s why you should.

By now, if you live in the US, you’ve probably received multiple census forms in the mail and seen it advertised on local buses. If you’ve put off filling out your census response, don’t panic, you have until October to respond and here’s why you definitely should do so.  You might be Read More...

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Proposed D.C. bill would end felony disenfranchisement

Voting is one of the strongest tools citizens have in voicing their opinion in political leadership and legislation, but in the US where about 1 in 40 adults cannot vote due to a felony conviction, the democratic system is lacking the voice of a significant portion of the population.  To Read More...