Stories by Liz Pleasant

Liz Pleasant is an assistant web editor at YES! magazine. Follow her on Twitter @lizpleasant. subscribe to Liz Pleasant's feed

Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

The point isn’t that we necessarily have to abandon phrases like “hip hip hooray” and “no can do.” But understanding their racist origins helps us move beyond them.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

The economy is undergoing a structural crisis for two reasons: greenhouse gas emissions and the income gap.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: Yes! Magazine

Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer stopped grocery shopping and ate food waste to make their new documentary "Just Eat It."

Posted on: May 12, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

The 'Last Week Tonight' host underscores the ridiculousness of high-stakes testing.

Posted on: May 2, 2015, Source: Yes! Magazine

Alicia Garza and her friends tweeted #BlackLivesMatter in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: Yes! Magazine

Where do you draw the line when talking about violence and injustice in our country?

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine

Marcia Chatelain started the hashtag to encourage teacher-facilitated discussions on the events in Ferguson.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine

Here are some tips from the Debt Resisters' Operations Manual to help you get cope.