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What Are the Roots of Gender Inequality? Women’s Rights, Race and Reproduction

June 2, 2012

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Released: 6/1/2012 Newswise — Throughout history, women have faced intense discrimination—from a lack of legal rights and very little independence from their husbands, to being thought to have inferior brains. In many societies, women have long been viewed as less than fully human. American society has come a long way in recognizing and protecting women’s […]

Motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD (unless you are poor)

April 15, 2012

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Reblogged from Feministe By Jill on 4.15.2012 A brief addition to yesterday’s post, where I speculated that for all their blustering about how Ann Romney made a choice to stay home and raise her five boys and that’s a wonderful choice because motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD and Democrats hate stay-at-home […]

Opinion: The crisis of gender inequality among African Americans runs deep

April 15, 2012

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Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 6:00 AMBy Times of Trenton guest opinion column AP/Courtesy of Du Bois familyThis is a copy of an undated photo of the DuBois family showing W.E.B. DuBois, center, with his wife, Shirley Graham DuBois, left, stepson David DuBois, and daughter, Yolanda DuBois. The photo was published in the 1978 book […]

Color-coded confessions: Background shades of the marriage process

March 22, 2012

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Reblogged from altmuslimah By Shazia Kamal, March 22, 2012 << From the AltMuslimah Archives >> “He is educated, Mashallah …a lawyer, and the age difference is just right. I talked to his mother, too. She was absolutely delightful, she agreed with me on everything! She is sending his picture through the e-mail right now.” Barely […]

The Rise of Intermarriage

February 18, 2012

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Rates, Characteristics Vary by Race and Gender by Wendy Wang Executive Summary This report analyzes the demographic and economic characteristics of newlyweds who marry spouses of a different race or ethnicity, and compares the traits of those who “marry out” with those who “marry in.” The newlywed pairs are grouped by the race and ethnicity […]

Why is there a gender gap for blacks in interracial marriage?

February 17, 2012

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By Zerlina Maxwell 02/17/2012 © auremar – Fotolia.com At a time when the president of the United States is himself the offspring of an interracial marriage, a new Pew study has found that the acceptance of interracial marriage is at an all time high. Nearly 43 percent of respondents said that interracial marriages are good for […]

Stereotypes May Help Black Women Succeed

September 7, 2011

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by Marianne Cooper on 09/05/11 at 10:00 am In September 2008, a picture of a serious looking Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of Radar Magazine above the tag line, “What’s So Scary About Michelle Obama?” The accompanying article described as, “An Insider’s Guide to America’s Next First Lady,” provided a list of FAQs and […]