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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

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America the Ingenious

Truthdig’s Allen Barra speaks with Kevin Baker, author of “America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World,” which explores the incredible diversity of inventions and innovations that arose from our country.

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How Newsrooms Fail to Reflect America, and Why It Matters

Too often, there’s only one person among the reporters and editors to speak up for diversity.

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Wrestler John Cena Tears Down Stereotypes of the ‘Average American’ in This Truly Patriotic Clip

At a time when the country feels more divided than ever, the professional wrestler espouses a message of inclusivity we sorely need to hear: “To love America is to love all Americans.”

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



To Make the Oscars More Diverse, Let’s Adopt Football’s Rooney Rule

Voluntary steps to include more people of color and women should be a priority throughout the entire Hollywood system of moviemaking, from studios’ executive ranks to casting.

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What Are College Students Across the U.S. Protesting? (Video)

Student protests erupting across the nation have exposed a deep undercurrent of dissatisfaction driven by race and class. A University of California professor explains the race end of the equation.

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VIDEO: New Canadian Prime Minister Appoints Diverse Cabinet With Equal Numbers of Women and Men

Asked why gender equality is so important to him, the newly elected Justin Trudeau simply explained, “Because it’s 2015.”

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Can Bernie Sanders Win Minority Hearts, and Votes?

The presidential candidate is little known among minorities. He will have to convince those communities that his focus on economic inequality is tightly tied to their interests, too.

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African-Americans Make Up Less Than 2 Percent of Facebook and Twitter Staff

Despite the rainbow nature of their users, recent statistics reveal a staggering lack of workforce diversity.

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How About Diversifying Newsrooms for a Change?

Media organizations would benefit from fresh faces from a variety of backgrounds; protesters want the Gates Foundation to stop giving money to private prisons; meanwhile, a man is serving a life sentence in prison for lending his friend a car and going to bed. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Social Security’s Launch Was Also Botched

Plenty of government programs had rough starts, but no one remembers anymore; mysterious phallic sculptures are disappearing from a tourist site in Iran; meanwhile, America is nowhere near as diverse as we think. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision: A Whimper, Not a Bang

The Supreme Court on Monday finally issued a ruling on the case challenging the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admissions program that it heard eight months ago, but it was by no means a sweeping decision on the issue of affirmative action.

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In Los Angeles, a Different Kind of Political Race

L.A. is having an election for mayor, a slogging, nuts-and-bolts sort of contest that doesn’t resemble the popular image of this challenging city.

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Our annual holiday animation by Mr. Fish focuses this year on diversity. Enjoy!

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Occupy Wall Street Is United in Its Diversity

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Cay Johnston wrote Friday that the Occupy Wall Street protests are unlike any demonstrations he has seen in more than 40 years, and that the reasons the movement differs so much are the same reasons why it could succeed in sparking major change. (more)

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The Koch Brothers and Public School Segregation

In its latest attack on the billionaire Koch brothers, Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films shows how the fearsome libertarian duo used their wealth and power to elect four segregationists to North Carolina’s Wake County school board in 2009. (more)

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Against the Wishes of Arizona Lawmakers, America Is Getting More Diverse

Preliminary census data show that America’s melting pot is meltier than ever, with racial minorities now making up more than one-third of the nation’s population. Pretty soon the “minorities” will be in the majority, as they are in four states (California, New Mexico, Hawaii and Texas, where everything is bigger, anyway).

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NBA Leads Sports in Diversity

Professional sports have long had a disconnect between the players and management where diversity is concerned, so hats off to the NBA for setting an example for baseball, football and that weird boring ice game. The basketball league scores an A in both racial and gender diversity, with women sitting at 44 percent of the desks in league offices.

Posted on Jun 9, 2010 READ MORE



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When They Came for the Homosexuals…

Gays are the first target of the Christian right’s campaign against human rights, but they won’t be the last.

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