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Obama Policies Destroyed the Black Middle Class

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President Obama’s approach to housing disproportionately impacted African Americans; a social scientist that specializes in lying says Trump’s a unique liar; and a look into the #MeToo movement shows the trend is actually changing minds. These discoveries and more below.

How Obama Destroyed Black Wealth
The nation’s first African-American president was a disaster for black wealth.

What Is Entertainment, Anyway? Welcome to the Attention Economy
Lear Center director Marty Kaplan explores the place of museums’ messages in our attention economy in his keynote at the 2017 Communicating the Museum conference in Los Angeles.

When Even the Religious Aren’t Religious Enough
Observant Israelis all over the country are being forced to adopt more stringent rules, including gender separation.

How Clueless Straight White Guys Excuse Religious Homophobia
Why does it seem that, every time a national debate erupts about the place of minorities in American life, a gaggle of Straight White Guys with little connection to or understanding of these minorities holds forth on how they should or shouldn’t resolve their grievance about unequal treatment?

I Study Liars. I’ve Never Seen One Like President Trump.
He tells far more lies, and far more cruel ones, than ordinary people do.

Trump’s Dangerous Decision
There are no Israeli-Palestinian peace talks underway that might be threatened by U.S. recognition of Jerusalem. But the move certainly makes peace—or justice—anywhere in the war-torn region far less likely.

#ThemToo
To fight sexual harassment in the workplace, we must learn from the history of women in the labor movement.

Will Feminism’s Past Mistakes Haunt #MeToo?
The #MeToo moment is unprecedented. It signals the arrival of feminism from the margins to the center of political discourse.

#MeToo Is Working: New Data Shows Attitudes on Harassment Are Changing
New polling info suggests Americans get why sexual harassment is wrong — and want Donald Trump held accountable.

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