"The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a new form of slavery ?" .. (from this article about the USA’s Prison-Industrial complex .. worth a read)
"Even though white Americans outnumber black Americans fivefold, black people are three times more likely than white people to be killed when they encounter the police in the US, and black teenagers are far likelier to be killed by police than white teenagers." .. (from this article)
Senate Republicans recently voted again to block legislation aimed at ensuring equal pay for women. The bill includes a number of provisions to address the gender wage gap, which currently means a woman who works full time, year round, makes 77 percent of what a similar man makes and hasn’t budged in a decade.
Student loan debt has more than doubled since 2006, from $509 billion to a staggering $1.3 trillion. It now accounts for 40% of all personal debt – more than credit card debts and auto loans.
"By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over" .. (Gore Vidal)