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Liz Pleasant is an assistant web editor at YES! magazine. Follow her on Twitter @lizpleasant.
The Racist Origins of 6 Common Phrases You Probably Use (VIDEO)
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.
WATCH: An Economist Explains How Money Has Caused the Climate Crisis
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.
Why Two Filmmakers Ate Nothing But Trash for Six Months
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."
Watch John Oliver Explain How Absurd America's Standardized Testing System Is
Posted on: May 12, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine
The 'Last Week Tonight' host underscores the ridiculousness of high-stakes testing.
Meet the Woman Behind #BlackLivesMatter—The Hashtag That Became a Civil Rights Movement
Posted on: May 2, 2015, Source: Yes! Magazine
Alicia Garza and her friends tweeted #BlackLivesMatter in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.
How #FergusonSyllabus Helps Teachers Discuss Police, Racism, and History
Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: Yes! Magazine
Where do you draw the line when talking about violence and injustice in our country?
How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights in School
Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine
Marcia Chatelain started the hashtag to encourage teacher-facilitated discussions on the events in Ferguson.
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt: 5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine
Here are some tips from the Debt Resisters' Operations Manual to help you get cope.
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