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Florida student arrested after refusing to stand for pledge of allegiance.
The Florida student apparently told the teacher he thought the flag was racist, which sparked an argument.
fascism  usa  florida 
9 hours ago by po
on_being_white.and_other_lies_baldwin_0.pdf
It bears terrifying witness to what happened to everyone who got here, and paid the price of the ticket. The price was to be-come "white." No one was white before he/she came to America. It took generations, and a vast amount of coercion, before this became a white country.
hvidhed  usa 
13 hours ago by mlte
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.
usa  plant-hardiness  maps  gardening 
16 hours ago by spl
U.S. Payday Interest Rates
this map has three categories: 15 states that has apr cap of 36%; 4 states has some protections; ~30 states has no proctions
usa  payday  loan  apr  interest-rate 
17 hours ago by peng.zhang
This map shows the states where payday loans charge nearly 700 percent interest
avg apr of payday loan in US is 400; around 10% of adults has used payday lone; 15 states has law that caps apr of payload loan as of 36 percent
payday  loan  apr  usa  map 
18 hours ago by peng.zhang
One in Four 2018 Children’s Books in the U.S. Featured a Licensed Property
“Licensing is a crucial segment of the book publishing business, especially where kids are concerned,” said Kristen McLean, books industry analyst for NPD.  “In today’s connected world, kids will follow their favorite characters across many types of media, and in a noisy shopping environment, a familiar character is often an easy pick for both parents and kids looking for the next book purchase.”
jeunesse  USA  licences  NPD 
yesterday by sentinelle
The Despair of Poor White Americans - The Atlantic
Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has.
Sometime during the past few years, the country started talking differently about white Americans of modest means. Early in the Obama era, the ennobling language of campaign pundits prevailed. There was much discussion of “white working-class voters,” with whom the Democrats, and especially Barack Obama, were having such trouble connecting. Never mind that this overbroad category of Americans—the exit pollsters’ definition was anyone without a four-year college degree, or more than a third of the electorate—obliterated major differences in geography, ethnicity, and culture. The label served to conjure a vast swath of salt-of-the-earth citizens living and working in the wide-open spaces between the coasts—Sarah Palin’s “real America”—who were dubious of the effete, hifalutin types increasingly dominating the party that had once purported to represent the common man. The “white working class” connoted virtue and integrity. A party losing touch with it was a party unmoored.
history  poor  usa 
yesterday by rgl7194
There Are Some Intriguing Differences Between The USA And Japan In How Emotions Influence Health – Research Digest
By Emma Young. Cultural attitudes to what is and is not a desirable emotional state, and related behaviours, can influence health, and deserve more attention.
psychology  usa  japan  health  culture 
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