This week in OtherWords, DeNeen L. Brown and Sarah Browning reflect on what the murders of teens like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis mean for all mothers of African-American sons and Sam Pizzigati weighs in on the fuss over the initial perception that GM CEO Mary Barra would pocket a smaller payload than her male predecessor.
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- Learning from the Twin Tragedies of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis / DeNeen L. Brown
All children deserve the same benefit of the doubt regardless of the color of their skin.
- I Am Not Sybrina Fulton / Sarah Browning
The assumption that white children will be treated respectfully, as we teach them to treat others, is a privilege.
- The Fracking War on Coal / Andrew Korfhage
A surge in cheap, fracked natural gas coupled with a steady rise in renewable power generation are reducing our reliance on coal for power.
- What Obama Should Order Next: Paycheck Fairness / Martha Burk
One of the barriers to equal pay for women is the lack of available information about pay scales.
- We’ve Got a Long Way to Go, Baby / Sam Pizzigati
The uproar over what GM’s paying its new CEO should be about more than equal pay for women at the top of the corporate ladder.
- Keeping Sludge Away from Your Seedlings Is Harder than You Think / Jill Richardson
Most common brands of compost contain a potentially toxic material misleadingly labeled as “biosolids.”
- Buying More Than a Piece of the Rock / Jim Hightower
No man is an island, but the latest fad for the ultra-rich is owning one.
- Reading the Tea Leaves on Iran / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
Americans are sick of war and ready to move on.
- The Right to Equally Obscene Pay / Khalil Bendib cartoon