Articles tagged with children-and-family

Michael McColly Care COVID HIV AIDS
Michael McColly

Indifference toward the most vulnerable has driven the death toll of COVID-19, just as it did during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Against this backdrop, even small acts of kindness can make a difference.

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Paul M. Renfro

A new book shows how Trump’s family separation policy belongs to a much longer history of U.S. government forces—alongside state and local entities—taking children from families deemed inimical to the idealized American family form.

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Julie Kohler

Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.

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Lelac Almagor

Accountability is important. But tests that tie school funding to student performance only make things worse.

Christine Hume Halloween Stranger Danger
Christine Hume

Bizarre restrictions are levied against people on the sex offense registry on Halloween. But do they actually make children safer or simply reveal what we fear?

Peter Coviello Mormonism Women Secularism
Peter Coviello

Two recent books about Mormon women highlight the success of the church in redefining itself as a modern liberal religion. But to become that, the Latter-day Saints dramatically reworked both their theology and history.

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Gina Schouten

Balancing work-life pressures is often considered the holy grail, but men can still opt out of these policies. To move the needle on gender inequality, the state needs to take more coercive action. 

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Erik Loomis

Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. schools remain largely segregated. This matters not only because white and black students experience very different educational outcomes, but also because school is where children form many of their ideas about race and privilege.

Jordan Peele Us Tao Leigh Goffe
Tao Leigh Goffe

Jordan Peele's ‘Us’ depicts the terrors faced by black mothers in a way that owes as much to Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ as it does to classic Hollywood horror.