Why aren’t millennials participating in politics?

July 25, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Shauna L. Shames
Millennials are not voting as much as they should, but the real problem is that young people think politics are kind of slimy, definitely antagonistic, and not generally the way they want to solve the kinds of problems they care about.

#BodyShaming

July 22, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Amanda M. Czerniawski
Last week, Playboy model Dani Mathers got herself into trouble after posting a photo of a naked woman in an L.A. Fitness locker room to her Snapchat account. This kind of body shaming is, unfortunately, not uncommon and quickly provoked reaction throughout social media.

Q&A with The Poverty Industry author, Daniel Hatcher

July 20, 2016 nyupressblog 0

On June 30th, we hosted a Twitter Q&A with Daniel Hatcher, author of The Poverty Industry. In case you missed it, here’s the conversation about how state governments and their private industry partners are turning America’s most vulnerable populations into sources of revenue.

Ginsburg trumped Trump

July 14, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Steve Gottlieb
Making comments unusual for Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg trumped Trump, getting the kind of all-media coverage usually reserved for him.

Brexit will fuel citizenship arbitrage

June 24, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Peter J. Spiro
The unexpected result in the British referendum is hitting the news today like a thunderclap. As the financial markets tumble, few will escape Brexit’s consequences. But none will feel Brexit more than those whose employment and residential security have been contingent on the UK’s continued EU membership.

How racism came to be called a mental illness — and why that’s a problem

June 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

— James M. Thomas and W. Carson Byrd
Few would disagree that racism deserves condemnation, or that racist people shouldn’t change their views. But arguing that racism constitutes an actual mental illness goes a step further. Racism has long been considered the product of economic, social and political forces, not a mental health disorder. What changed?

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