By David Tuller Editor’s note: This article contains references to racial and ethnic slurs. Corey Baker, a gay man in Columbus, Ohio, has seen many dating app profiles that include phrases like “Blacks — don’t apply.” Sometimes when he declines invitations, he said, men lash out with insults like “you’re an ugly Black person anyway.” And some of his friends have been slammed with the N-word in … Continue reading Sex Apps for Gay Men Join Forces to Fight Online Insults
Conventional banking hasn’t worked for businesses owned by people of color. But a new network is designed to get money flowing fairly to BIPOC economies. BY CHRIS WINTERS In the early months of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to put enormous pressure on the economy, Rodney Foxworth saw a parallel crisis emerging among businesses led by people of color. They needed capital and couldn’t get it. … Continue reading Lending on Character, Not Credit Scores
BY CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT Rosa Perez worries about what many years of consuming the tap water in Fuller Acres might have done to her family’s health.PHOTO BY MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO “Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.” On the dusty outskirts of Bakersfield, California, Rosa Perez and her family are living without a basic housing amenity—clean water. Though … Continue reading Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town
By Liheng Xu, Wenchong Xu, Xinyu Xiao, Rui Ke, Hengen Qi (listed in no particular order) “One of my friends lost 600,000 RMB in an account due to black money handed to him by a customer, and he now has nothing,” said Muhammad, a 24-year-old native of Jordan. He moved to Yiwu six years ago to work as a middleman. Such stories are not unheard … Continue reading What difficulties have Yiwu foreign trade companies encountered during the pandemic?
Cristina Rosetti, Claremont McKenna College From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon church or LDS church, followed government guidelines to protect members of their religious community. On March 25, 2020, the church closed its temples and encouraged members to wear masks. Leaders praised vaccination, which church President Russell M. Nelson, a retired … Continue reading In polygamous communities, deep roots of distrust shape vaccine hesitancy