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  • by Natalie Marine-Street on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 2:00pm
    In April 1933, an anxious nation watched Ruby Bates walk through the door of an Alabama courtroom. Two years earlier, near the town of Scottsboro, Bates and another white woman had charged nine black...
  • by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie on Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:28am
    The CEOs of Best Buy, Yahoo!, and Hewlett Packard all nixed flexible work policies in response to financial downturns.  “During this critical turnaround period, HP needs all hands on deck,” said...
  • by Alison Dahl Crossley and Electra Colevas on Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:03am
    Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street protestors turned out en masse on the sidewalks of New York City. This began a movement that spread rapidly, drawing attention to the vast economic disparities in...
  • by Gender News staff on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:03am
    Karen Offen chaired the closing session, “After the transnational turn: What future for nation-based histories of women?” at the late August 2013 congress of the International Federation for Research...
  • by Adrienne Rose Johnson on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:01am
    In a world without walls, what separates work from life? When time cards and factory bells have gone the way of the card catalog, how do workers know when work ends and life begins?
  • by Karen Powroznik on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 9:28am
    While serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sharron, a U.S Army sergeant, sustained a blunt force injury to the head during routine maintenance on an armored truck. Years later, the injury has left her...
  • by Alison Wynn on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 9:29am
    The United States has witnessed a dramatic transformation on the subject of gay marriage over the last decade. The question of whether same-sex couples should be permitted to marry has worked its way...
  • by Nicole Martin on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:33am
    In North Carolina, a sheriff told a cohabiting dispatcher that she would lose her job unless she got married. In Michigan, a judge denied visitation rights to a divorced father because he had a live-...
  • by Garnett Russell on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:00am
    Summer is here. As public schools close for vacation, so do the busing programs that seek to racially integrate students nine months out of the year. What happens over the summer—students returning...
  • by Christin L. Munsch on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:24pm
    Could moving from the inner city to the suburbs change a person's race? Most people would say no, but new research finds that as someone’s social status changes, others actually “see” the person's...

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