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Spanking, Whooping, Beating It's All Hitting

Sept. 22, 2014
Spanking, Whooping, Beating  It's All Hitting

There is now a national conversation about the difference between spanking and physical abuse. Many Americans are uncomfortable about physical punishment that injures children, but still favor milder forms such as spanking.

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Black Women are Already Dead in America

Sept. 19, 2014
Black Women are Already Dead in America

A mix of outrage, horror and despair probably best describes many people's responses to the recent coverage of and reactions to the violent assault of black women. It raises questions about how race may have factored in.

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Parenting While Black ... and Middle-class on TV

Sept. 17, 2014

Save for Hulu or Nick at Night reruns, American TV viewers are hard-pressed to find black middle-class images unless they’re looking at that deliciously entertaining classic, “The Cosby Show.”

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Want Job Security? Jobs of Tomorrow will be in Service, Applying Manufacturing Technologies

Sept. 16, 2014
Want Job Security? Jobs of Tomorrow will be in Service, Applying Manufacturing Technologies

The world of work continues to change in the United States as brains replace muscle. Nearly 200 years ago, half of all workers were engaged in agriculture jobs; yet today those workers are more productive with less than 5 percent of the jobs.

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It's Time You Get Up to Speed on Hydraulic Fracturing

Sept. 12, 2014
It's Time You Get Up to Speed on Hydraulic Fracturing

Have you heard about the energy transition underway in the United States? My guess is probably not.

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