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Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region.
1. Women Are More at Risk From Disasters Like Hurricane Harvey
John Haltiwanger for Newsweek: “‘Every stage of disaster—preparation, impact, recovery—happens in ways that reinforce our raced, classed and gendered experiences…. It’s not as simple as some people being more competent or resilient to survive disaster. It’s that those people have often been structurally enabled to have more resources to work with,’ Luft says.”
2. LGBTQ ‘dreamers’ are particularly vulnerable as DACA winds down. Here’s why.
Corinne Segal for PBS: “LGBTQ ‘dreamers’ say the program allowed them to gain a foothold in a country where they already face high rates of economic insecurity and inconsistent protection under the law. Now that it’s rolled back, experts say LGBTQ ‘dreamers’ are particularly vulnerable to discrimination, mistreatment and hate crimes, in the U.S. as well as their countries of origin.”
4. Why the Fight for $15 Matters for the Millennial Generation, and for All Women
Neera Tanden for TeenVogue: “The intersectional impact of the Fight for $15 reflects a larger trend in the 21st century labor movement. Today, a new generation of American workers is reshaping the identity of our country’s unions. They understand that raising the minimum wage and strengthening workers’ rights are inextricably linked with other progressive causes — from advancing racial justice, to reforming our immigration system, and ensuring that women finally receive equal pay.”
5. Combating Sexual Violence to #LetHerLearn
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