The distraction of Straight Pride, as explained by LGBTQ activists and historians

The distraction of Straight Pride, as explained by LGBTQ activists and historians

What is an event that promotes the “inclusion of straights”? Boston’s Straight Pride was only a matter of time. Every year when Black History Month rolls around, a certain segment of the American public asks themselves, “Yes, but what about all the good things white people have done?” Last year, a report from Public Policy Polling found that 35 to 37 percent of Trump supporters feel the United States should have a dedicated month to…

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The viral video of Ivanka Trump at the G20 perfectly captures the problem with nepotism

The viral video of Ivanka Trump at the G20 perfectly captures the problem with nepotism

The 19-second clip is very cringeworthy. But its meaning goes beyond that. The glaring disconnect between how President Donald Trump views his daughter’s diplomatic skills and how the rest of the world sees them came to a very public head this weekend thanks to a viral, cringeworthy of Ivanka Trump attempting to interact with world leaders at the G20 in Japan. Ivanka has no real qualifications to serve as a diplomatic representative of the United…

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Secret meetings between Uber and labor unions are causing an uproar

Secret meetings between Uber and labor unions are causing an uproar

A New York Times report adds new fuel to the fire. Tensions are surging as Uber and Lyft scramble to cut a deal to escape California’s crackdown on the gig economy. Both ride-hailing companies are in talks with labor unions to create a loophole to block their drivers from getting employee rights granted by California’s Supreme Court, according to the New York Times — angering drivers and pitting labor unions against each other. Last year,…

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Kim Kardashian will rename her “Kimono” shapewear brand after appropriation backlash

Kim Kardashian will rename her “Kimono” shapewear brand after appropriation backlash

Critics called out the brand name — and Kardashian’s effort to trademark it — as Japanese cultural appropriation. Kim Kardashian has heard your complaints. The TV star, business mogul, and aspiring lawyer will rename her forthcoming shapewear brand of bodysuits and other Spanx-like underthings, after its original name, Kimono, raised concerns of cultural appropriation. “I am always listening, learning and growing – I so appreciate the passion and varied perspectives that people bring to me,”…

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Hong Kong protests escalate with storming of legislative building

Hong Kong protests escalate with storming of legislative building

On the anniversary of Britain’s handover of the city-state to China, protesters occupied the legislature. Police later used tear gas on protesters to disperse them. Protesters in Hong Kong forced their way into the legislature, taking over the building on the 22nd anniversary of the city-state’s handover from Britain to China. Demonstrators wearing hard hats tore apart the outside of the Legislative Council, ripping down metal and shattering glass to get inside the building. A…

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Is it viable to reintroduce estate tax in the upcoming budget?

Ahead of the Budget 2019, there is speculation that the govt may reintroduce estate taxes in order to enhance tax revenue.Ashwini Kumar Sharma asked 4 experts how viable it is to reintroduce inheritance tax in India, whether it will boost tax collection, and how it can impact taxpayers Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered…

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