The most noteworthy thing about the recent protests is how much they have actually accomplished. The protesters — the reasonable ones, at least — have won. Many don’t seem to realize it, but we are discussing race and racism like never before. Even for those of us who do not think America is institutionally racist, the current debate has caused a new level of analysis and reflection. I’ve had more people tell me they have changed their views on issues like Confederate names than ever before. The reality is that a country founded on the principle that “all men are created equal” should be held to a higher standard. It’s a standard we have not always met. (RELATED: These Politicians Used To Be Proud Of America, What Changed?) … [Read more...] about PATEL: Is America Good?
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Uber and Lyft are battling driver reclassification in the courts, where California has sued them; with their state regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission; and via a November ballot initiative they are paying tens of millions to promote. Proposition 22 asks voters to keep gig drivers and couriers as contractors but give them earnings floors and some benefits. … [Read more...] about Uber’s name-your-price feature for drivers hits Bay Area
“It does give me hope knowing that other schools are doing it because I know a lot of other schools aren’t, like Rutgers isn’t the only school that’s not giving a tuition cut. Which I think it’s just a bigger problem. It just sheds a light and makes it worse,” said Patel. “Hopefully, this petition gains more attention for other schools, too.” … [Read more...] about Rutgers University Senior Fighting To Lower Tuition For Remote Only Learning
Rafael Albuquerque, a junior at N.C. State from Brazil, wanted to take all of his classes online, because the U.S. now restricts travel from Brazil. But with this new rule and N.C. State having a hybrid model, he would need to come back to Raleigh to maintain his visa status and take at least one in-person class. … [Read more...] about Foreign students in NC fear online classes mean deportation
During recent years, Sparkes estimated that he sold about $8,000 in potato chips each year during Burning Man alone, along with about 7,200 cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and 4,500 bags of ice. He said the store each year also became the third-largest distributor in the nation of American Spirit, an organic tobacco cigarette. … [Read more...] about Cherished Burning Man pit stop – Empire Store – in limbo