The past half century has seen visible progress. The ceiling white society once imposed on black opportunity and ambition has started to lift. Barack Obama became president. Yet systemic prejudice persists. Unarmed citizens killed by American police forces are disproportionately black. That most brutal of injustices explains much of the power, the extent and the focus of the protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd, protests that have drawn a level of attention to race relations unseen since the 1970s. … [Read more...] about Segregation still blights the lives of African-Americans
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DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES: The broad approach would be obviously, but paying attention to the safety of the children, which is always paramount, but within the context of doing whatever you can to safeguard the health and the welfare of the children, we should try to get the schools open. … [Read more...] about Steve Hilton: Reopen our schools or give me my school money back
But one of the things that the work from home has done is that it has shown that working from home doesn’t mean that you’re less committed to the work part and more so to the home part, which is what was always assumed about women. I hope employers can see that women are just women who want to do both, just as men should be doing both. And that they are not less committed to the work. And third, iIf men realise they need to chip in and help domestically because now they’ve been at home and seen just how much work there is to be done on an everyday basis at home. I think if we have these three outcomes, it will be a big, positive impact of the pandemic, having forced us all into work from home and finally, if the work itself moves to where the migrants are. I think that’s a good thing. … [Read more...] about Is work from home feasible in the long run?
It is perhaps an indication of how odd Boris Johnson's government is that his Chancellor can announce such Corbynist measures to cheers from backbenchers and the Tory press. And it's not all due to the emergency socialism of the coronavirus crisis - after all, it's hard to imagine George Osborne, in the same situation, funding so much as a free slice of cake, never mind 100 cakes a head. … [Read more...] about Dishy Rishi Sunak has laid out a plan to be Prime Minister. He doesn’t realise he’s the Labour Party’s best weapon
12:59 p.m. Santa Clara County health chief issues plea: Dr. Sara Cody, the health officer of Santa Clara County and a leader in Bay Area coronavirus response initiatives, is pleading with residents “to take action together” on safety precautions to turn around escalating coronavirus numbers. With nearly 2,000 COVID-19 diagnoses in the past two weeks, “The numbers in our county are not going in the right direction,” she said in a video shared Saturday on social media. “The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is growing every day. ... Several may even die. They are our neighbors and our friends.” She added that “nobody wants to shut things down again,” and urged people to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings outside the house and maintain social distance. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: July 10-11