Does “equal justice for all” really describe the US legal system? This attorney explains how the cards are stacked against you if you’re not wealthy – and what it’s going to take to change it.
Have you ever met someone who treated Latinx culture like this author’s classmate did? Here are some of the ways Latinxs with class (and often education) privilege can cause harm through classism.
“Why do homeless people have cell phones?” Sound familiar? There’s a popular myth that poor people shouldn’t, and can’t, have “nice things.” These reasons why they do put that myth to rest.
The difference between being poor and being broke is important. Here’s why it matters if you recognize that difference – and how to tell what language is right for you.
“McDonald’s is supposed to be a job for people who can’t do anything else.” When this author realized she’d internalized dehumanizing stereotypes about her job, she learned a valuable lesson in empathy.
Have you noticed how our society encourages people with class privilege to see people around them only in terms of how they can use them? If you’re holding these elitist values, this author’s got news for you.
Does your feminism include domestic workers? This infuriating info on what domestic workers are going through will show you why it should – with some ideas for you to help make these issue a priority.
Ever heard that gentrification can change neighborhoods in a “positive” way? If you think gentrification is inevitable, or even a sign of progress, here’s how those beliefs dangerously mirror oppressive colonization.
You might think it’s not so bad to be “working poor” – after all, these people have jobs and won’t be poor long if they work hard enough, right? If only it were that simple – here’s what’s really going on.
Demonizing poor people is so common in the US. And even if you’re well-meaning, you might add to someone’s struggles if you say one of these misguided statements.