Category Archives: Equality

How Skeptics Can Break the Cycle of False Beliefs – Scientific American

…we must openly endorse the rights of gays and atheists to be treated equally under the law and why “coming out” helps to break the spiral of silence. Knowledge and communication,  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-skeptics-break-the-cycle-of-false-beliefs/

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The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?

Low-income children performed moderately to significantly worse than their middle-class peers https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/13/neuroscience-inequality-does-poverty-show-up-in-childrens-brains

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Australia’s Shame

Aboriginal deaths in custody remain unacceptably high 30 years after Royal Commission. Aboriginal imprisonment rate remains way above the national rate.  Australian hip hop artist Briggs, fronting A.B.Originals, released this clip today venting his frustration.  Hopefully the song and clip … Continue reading

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Anzac Day: Indigenous soldiers thought ‘when we got back we’d be treated differently’.

Australia’s continued lack of acknowledgment of indigenous soldiers.  http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-25/anzac-day-indigenous-soldiers-shunned-by-society/8468364

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Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is simply a lie

Perversely, class and accents remain an overwhelmingly important way of judging intelligence. In France or Germany, for example, your accent rarely matters. Your vocabulary and conjugation will give much more away, but never your accent… I don’t see this mindset shifting, so my advice to youngsters has remained: you need to adapt yourself. You need to find the right way to speak to different people, at different times in different contexts. Continue reading

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Satan’s Work Being Done on Earth

In the United States “Corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and over 110,000 children are legally hit in school each year with many requiring emergency room visits.” Continue reading

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Qld police appeal Palm Island decision

Justice Mortimer found the use of the Special Emergency Response Team in the raids was “unnecessary, disproportionate and undertaken as a show of force against local people who had protested about the conduct of police”.

“I have found that police acted in these ways because they were dealing with an Aboriginal community.” Continue reading

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