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The Unbearable Sameness of Cities
A hypothesis: The reason so many of these joints feel harvested from Brooklyn is because they are. Or at least, they all have the same Brooklyn/Silverlake/Lincoln Park aesthetic because that’s what people want. In cities like Pittsburgh or Wenatchee, Washington, children who’ve gone off to seek their fortunes in America’s megalopolises are returning. Some are lured by cheaper costs of living and, in certain cases, more economic opportunity; some are obliged to care for aging parents or other family.
america  cities 
1 hour ago by JohnDrake
What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty
Incisive analysis of #Trump Admin designs on #Latin #America, #Venezuela
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12 hours ago by csrollyson
Black Exhaustion and The Jussie Smollett Case | The Mary Sue
The reason I believed Jussie Smollett is simple. I believe victims. The statistics reflect that mentality is more often than not the right one and if a person claims to be the victim of a hate crime with police evidence of an attack, I’m going to believe them. We live in a time where the racism many white people and younger Black people may have once felt was buried is all too above ground. From the thread that began with Birtherism about President Obama to Charlottesville, there has just been reminder after reminder that we live in a hateful society and very often are unable to deal with our past and our present.
themarysue  jussiesmollett  princessweekes  howtobeahuman  race  america  police 
19 hours ago by laurenipsum
Number of People With Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees Double Since 2000
The educational level of American adults is on the rise as more college graduates go on to earn master’s, professional and doctoral degrees.

Since 2000, the number of people age 25 and over whose highest degree was a master’s has doubled to 21 million. The number of doctoral degree holders has more than doubled to 4.5 million.

Now, about 13.1 percent of U.S. adults have an advanced degree, up from 8.6 percent in 2000.
america  census  education 
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