micdotcom:

It’s official: Voter ID laws are definitely racist

Those who say that voter ID laws are motivated by racism now have some science to back them up.
A new study found that white participants were more likely to support voter ID laws after being shown a photo of minorities voting. The photos only affected the responses of white participants; Hispanic and black voters “were about equally likely to support or oppose the laws regardless of who was featured in the picture,” Vox reported.
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micdotcom:

It’s official: Voter ID laws are definitely racist

Those who say that voter ID laws are motivated by racism now have some science to back them up.

A new study found that white participants were more likely to support voter ID laws after being shown a photo of minorities voting. The photos only affected the responses of white participants; Hispanic and black voters “were about equally likely to support or oppose the laws regardless of who was featured in the picture,” Vox reported.

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todaysdocument:

The Department of Education Was Established 35 Years Ago, Today
On October 17, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Department of Education Organization Act.  The ED opened officially in May, 1980.

President Jimmy Carter  - Signing ceremony for the Department of Education. 10/17/1979.
National Archives Identifier: 841821

(via the Carter Presidential Library)

todaysdocument:

The Department of Education Was Established 35 Years Ago, Today

On October 17, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Department of Education Organization Act.  The ED opened officially in May, 1980.

President Jimmy Carter  - Signing ceremony for the Department of Education. 10/17/1979.

National Archives Identifier: 841821

(via the Carter Presidential Library)

pewresearch:

Despite the long-term optimism that exists in many countries, there are widespread concerns about inequality. Majorities in all of the 44 nations we polled say the gap between rich and poor is a big problem facing their countries, and majorities in 28 nations identify this as a very big problem. 

pewresearch:

Despite the long-term optimism that exists in many countries, there are widespread concerns about inequality. Majorities in all of the 44 nations we polled say the gap between rich and poor is a big problem facing their countries, and majorities in 28 nations identify this as a very big problem. 

micdotcom:

If Black America were its own country, here’s what it would look like 

While the discussions surrounding Ferguson have been fraught with tension, they have also provided opportunity for a much-needed national conversation about race, specifically regarding the black experience. The Atlantic has come up with a provocative thought experiment to illustrate these underlying sociocultural issues: “What if black America were a country?”

Black America would lag behind most of the world

thisisfusion:

Meet Cassandro, a luche libre star fighting to “dignify the name of the exoticos” in Mexican wrestling.

Listen to a Latino USA segment about the exoticos here

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

(via fyeahwomenartists)

global216:

For the 1st time ever, Muslims were at the Latino Day Parade in New York. 

Latino Muslims represent!

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(via reclaimingthelatinatag)

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