Intersections

NPR hosts’ departures fuel questions over race. The full story is complex

In November, Weekend Edition Sunday host Lulu Garcia-Navarro left to host a podcast for The New York Times opinion section. In December, Noel King departed Morning Edition and Up First for Vox. Last week, All Things Considered and Consider This host Audie Cornish decamped to be a host for CNN’s new streaming service… Listeners and colleagues have posted laments on social media. All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro said on Twitter that NPR is “hemorrhaging hosts from marginalized backgrounds.” Much of the commentary reflects a belief that NPR has proven incapable of doing the right thing when race is a factor and is willfully or carelessly driving away its future stars, even as it aspires to attract more Black and Latino listeners.

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Lawsuits, complaints and protests are upending sexist school dress codes.

Students and activists, many of them in the South, are challenging rigid dress codes that often target girls, students of color and LGBTQ+ youth… On January 1 2022, a new law took effect in Illinois that prevents schools from implementing hairstyle-based dress code policies, which have been found to disproportionately affect youth of color… “The wave of the future is nondiscriminatory dress codes,” Sherwin said. “Dress codes that are expressly including terms that differ for boys and girls are and should be a thing of the past.” 

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Women Around The World Fighting For Justice!

Feminism is alive and well, my friends. And I’ve got 95 photos from across the planet to prove it.

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