The Boston Globe published an op-ed Tuesday which claimed that opposition of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives is the modern equivalent of lynching. Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith authored the op-ed , which compared the efforts to ban DEI in conservative states to the racially motivated murder of black Americans. Smith claims that, just lynching was once the primary means of punshing a black person for standing up against the societal status quo, attacks on DEI are now seen as the preferred method of quelling black resistance. States that attempt to limit or ban DEI are, “the equivalent of the tightened rope, and just as suffocating,” Smith wrote. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Norfolk Southern Spent Years Pushing Woke DEI Initiatives Prior To East Palestine Train Derailment) Smith goes on to argue that the goals of DEI are being caricatured by its opponents, drawing on his own experience working in a DEI department. He claims that the purpose of DEI is to educate people about … [Read more...] about ‘Modern Day Lynching’: Boston Globe Op-Ed Compares DEI Opponents To Murderers
Do You Live in a ‘Tight’ State or a ‘Loose’ One? Turns Out It Matters Quite a Bit.
Political biases are omnipresent, but what we don’t fully understand yet is how they come about in the first place. In 2014, Michele J. Gelfand , a professor of psychology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business formerly at the University of Maryland, and Jesse R. Harrington , then a PhD. candidate , conducted a study designed to rank the 50 states on a scale of “tightness” and “looseness.” Appropriately titled “ Tightness-Looseness Across the 50 United States ,” the study calculated a catalog of measures for each state, including the incidence of natural disasters, disease prevalence, residents’ levels of openness and conscientiousness, drug and alcohol use, homelessness and incarceration rates. Gelfand and Harrington predicted that “‘tight’ states would exhibit a higher incidence of natural disasters, greater environmental vulnerability, fewer natural resources, greater incidence of disease and higher mortality rates, higher population density, and greater degrees … [Read more...] about Do You Live in a ‘Tight’ State or a ‘Loose’ One? Turns Out It Matters Quite a Bit.
The Incredible Challenge of Counting Every Global Birth and Death
The roads surrounding the Jerusalén-San Luis Alto Picudito Indigenous reservation in Putumayo, Colombia, are treacherous on a good day. Made mostly of gravel and mud, they narrow to barely the width of a small truck in some places, and in others, especially after a storm, they yield almost completely to the many rivers with which they intersect. They also twist and turn and bump without stop. So, in the most difficult months of her pregnancy, when everything tasted like cardboard and it hurt even to sit or stand, Marleny Mesa avoided traveling altogether. This meant skipping checkups at the clinic in Villagarzón, which could take two hours or more to get to. But Marleny wasn’t overly worried. A nurse had assured her early in her pregnancy that her blood work was good and that everything looked fine. As a midwife herself, Marleny knew that making the trip would be riskier than missing a few doctor’s visits. But now, in the final days of her pregnancy, she could not shake the feeling … [Read more...] about The Incredible Challenge of Counting Every Global Birth and Death
In D.C., an undaunted Kirk Cameron is holding a public library book reading despite pushback
close Video We were denied by 50+ libraries that held drag queen story hours: Kirk Cameron ‘As You Grow’ author Kirk Cameron discusses the struggles he's faced working with ‘woke’ libraries on ‘Fox News @ Night.’ Actor and writer Kirk Cameron is pushing ahead with another public library book-focused event on Wednesday, March 29, stressing faith, family and country — this time in Washington, D.C. — even though he and his book publisher have received pushback ahead of the event, they told Fox News Digital. The story program is taking place beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cleveland Park Library on Connecticut Avenue in the nation's capital . Cameron and Brave Books have specifically said they reject the many drag queen story hours that have been held and continue to be held across the country — instead choosing to offer "fun" and "wholesome" events for families and children. KIRK CAMERON REJECTS DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME, IS … [Read more...] about In D.C., an undaunted Kirk Cameron is holding a public library book reading despite pushback