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‘Opening a door that was closed too long’: the hunt for a female vice-president

By: Astrid Schröder | March 25, 2020

As Biden says he will pick a female running mate, experts say having a woman on the Democratic ticket will move the US closer to the first female president.

The Guardian

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Racism is bad for everyone

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and travels across the US, McGhee shares startling insights into how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential -- and offers a crucial rethink on what we can do to create a more prosperous nation for all. "Our fates are linked," she says. "It costs us so much to remain divided." https://www.ted.com/talks/heather_c_mcghee_racism_has_a_cost_for_everyone#t-849077

HOW DO WE CHANGE AMERICA?

The national uprising in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd, a forty-six-year-old black man, by four Minneapolis police officers, has been met with shock, elation, concern, fear, and gestures of solidarity. Its sheer scale has been surprising. Across the United States, in cities large and small, streets have filled with young, multiracial crowds who have had enough. In the largest uprisings since the Los Angeles rebellion of 1992, anger and bitterness at racist and unrestrained police violence, abuse, and even murder have finally spilled over in every corner of the United States. THE NEW YORKER