Here at NJ Spark, more than a dozen Rutgers students will be reporting on social injustices in and around the New Brunswick area.
However, these issues happen everywhere. Here’s some recent news highlights:
- Research shows that black boys growing up in concentrated poverty have the strongest odds of becoming unemployed adults.
- New finding suggest that SAT exams are scored in radically different ways across the country based on one’s ethnicity or gender.
- Jin Wallis’ new book, “America’s Original Sin,” explores the rationalization of racial injustice in America.
- A survey shows that women still face inequality and unconscious biases in the workplace that go beyond pay gaps based on gender.
- A college student explores the question: isn’t judging someone’s character and education status based on their accent discrimination?
- This article highlight ten outrageously offensive quotes from public figures this pass year.
- An evaluation of New York’s LGBT populations finds that, despite the recent shifts in legislation, low-income LGBT New Yorkers continually face employment discrimination and brutality from neighbors.
- A college student defends the existence of Black History Month, arguing that its presence is necessary with the persistent acts of violence towards people of afro descent.
- A journalist explores the corruption of guest-worker programs, where migrants are allowed to cross American borders to work in substandard conditions for low pay.