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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.
  8. Reading the Tea Leaves on Iran / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Americans are sick of war and ready to move on.
  9. The Right to Equally Obscene Pay / Khalil Bendib cartoon

 

The Right to Equally Obscene Pay, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

The Right to Equally Obscene Pay, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org