September 10, 2021

Contrary to what many think, there has been a silver lining during this fatal pandemic. Because of the pandemic, we, as a society, have been forced to confront ugly truths that have always been categorized as ‘the elephants I’m the room” — and history will judge us all on how we responded to those truths. For instance: “Hunger rose for Latino and Black families in 2020 despite aid. Why?; A new report shows a continuing harassment and bias in the Air Force against women and minorities. Why?; Prejudice and hate are being amplified by bots on social media against only some groups. Why? Thankfully, aside from the sick-minded who feed off fueling hate between people, there are glimmers of a hopeful future: Animals are already adapting to climate change by “shape-shifting;” Broke a dish? Won’t have to throw it out in the future; and Gmail app just became more useful. Go beyond the headlines…

Hunger rose for Latino and Black families in 2020 despite federal pandemic aid

Report: Air Force women, minorities face harassment and bias

The Dramatic Rise in the Nation’s Multiracial Population

How social media – aided by bots – amplifies Islamophobia online

Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month

New ceramics self-heal cracks at room temp

Animals are “shape-shifting,” and scientists think climate change is to blame

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Nicaragua Is Moving To Arrest One Of Its Leading Writers In A Pre-election Crackdown

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