George Floyd: these are the injustices that led to the protests in the United States
The current demonstrations are the result of a series of incidents that were the manifestation of long-simmering, systemic racial inequities. These disparities don't just hurt the black community, but America's entire economy.
How Injustice Led to Asian America's Early Support for Same-Sex Marriage
Historical discrimination led to Asian American groups' early support for same-sex marriage rights, decades before other groups.
"The United States and Southeast Asia"
The World Affairs Council, in partnership with the National Center for APEC, hosted the U.S. Ambassadors to Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines for a public event on October 2 as part of our 2015-2016 Policy & Thought Leaders Series. The event occurred just days before a final agreement between the U.S. and 11 other …
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Naturalization Trends in the United States
More than 653,000 immigrants became U.S. citizens in fiscal year 2014, bringing the total number of naturalized U.S. citizens to 20 million—nearly half the overall immigrant population of 42.4 million. Over the past decade, naturalizations have ranged from about 537,000 yearly to just more than 1 million. Learn more about naturalization trends in the United States with this Spotlight article.
Why white people should protest racial injustice
Why white people should protest racial injustice Surrounding me are students wearing Cal sweatshirts, young mothers with children, hippie types with gray ponytails, and a few middle-aged women like me. The irony of being a white person mimicking a black person begging for mercy from a white police officer is not lost on me. [...] it does not represent my beliefs or my values and, in fact, repulses me. [...] while I realize that being bothered by racism is very different from confronting…
10 Dollars, Oregon, United States, 1849
Description In 1848, the largest single gold rush in history was just getting under way in California. This event soon triggered a mass migration of fortune hunters from around the world. At the outset, much of the California gold was converted to coins by private minters in the San Francisco area. However, supplies of gold were also sent to Philadelphia where the metal was turned into…
Hints of Progress for Labor in the United States
With Donald Trump sitting in the White House and right-wing Republicans controlling Congress, there is not much for labor to cheer about on the American national political scene. In addition, the overall prospect for union organizing does not look very good. Republicans are pursuing policies at both the national and state level to further erode union membership. But with all the bad news, there have been…
What Caused the United States’ Decline?
How Theft Became Legal in the United States
The story of Robin Hood is about a man who steals from individuals and gives to others yet his character is looked at as one with virtue. How can a man who steals be considered virtuous? …
How Does the United States Resettle Refugees?
Last week’s airstrikes in Syria raised questions about US refugee resettlement policies – both their effectiveness in preventing terrorists from entering the United States and the humanitarian implications of blocking refugees. How rigorous is our current refugee vetting system? A new Council digital interactive explains what #YouShouldKnow.
10 Amazing pictures from the top 10 LEAST visited national parks in the lower United States
Everyone knows Yellowstone, Yosemite and Great Smoky Mountains are visited by millions and millions of people each year. But what about some of the lesser known national parks. Here is a list of the 10 LEAST visited national parks in the Lower 48 states of the United States.
Trends in Prostate Cancer in the United States
In the United States, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non–skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death. The American Cancer Society estimates that 241 740 American men will be diagnosed with the disease and 28 170 men ...
James Mitchell: Why the United States needs to capture and interrogate ISIS fighters
Is the United States gathering the information necessary to eliminate ISIS? James Mitchell, former CIA interrogator, argues that Obama-era polices have preve...
American Injustice: How We Can Make a Difference
Are we a society that wants justice and equality? If so, we’ve got to get close to the problems and change the narratives that are sustaining injustices like...
Lessons in LEDs
LED lighting uses less energy than incandescent bulbs and often qualify for rebates or other incentives.
Why the United States and China Are on a Collision Course
Given the nature of intentions, there is little Washington and Beijing will be able to do or say to persuade the other side that it has and will always have peaceful intentions. In tomorrow's Asia, great power conflict is destiny.
The United States Affordable Housing Policy…What Happened?
Since its founding in 1843, B’nai B’rith International has sought to fulfill the Mitzvah of Tikkum Olam (building a better world). For us, this mandate has long meant work to ensure that older...
What is the true state of manufacturing in the United States?
By Alan Kelsky Monday, September 28, 2015 via MultiBriefs Experts in manufacturing hold differing opinions about how well the sector is doing since the Great Recession. In fact, the same sources tend to be schizophrenic about the manufacturing sector’s progress. For example, CNBC ran a story on June 10 entitled, “Is there a renaissance in US manufacturing? …
How the Supreme Court Replaced One Injustice With Another
My father, Fred Korematsu, would have been upset that the court overturned his case only to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.