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White identity politics and the progressive prosecutor — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Getty Images/ Cosmopolitan Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing a design strategy that prioritizes human equity over market value, a groundbreaking caucus, and how conservatives are struggling with “white identity politics” (yep, you read that right). What we’ve been checking out… For the first time ever, congress will form a caucus […]

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How does one design equity? — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing the way Chicago got under Trump’s skin, what happens when you remove all men from political images, and a young college student who made the institution of debate debatable. What we’ve been checking out… Misty Copeland and Barack Obama talk candidly about role models, activism, and systemic […]

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Urban acupuncture and engineers’ isolation — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing a TED talk on girlhood and bravery by one of our own speakers, how a building is re-envisioning architecture for the blind, and a new political player to look out for in the election. What we’ve been checking out… A roundtable with black women engineers in the […]

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The war on female autonomy and a goodbye to the Melissa Harris-Perry show — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Alex Wong/Getty Images Edited by Mara Meyers This week includes the war against female autonomy, why Black History Month may be over but the work of amplifying Black voices is not, and how Hillary Clinton is held to a higher standard on race. What we’ve been checking out… Lupita Nyong’o and Trevor Noah […]

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Celebrity feminism and the white candidate’s burden — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via MTV News. Edited by Mara Meyers. This week, we’re reading about the “white candidate’s burden,” one of our speakers questions the rise of celebrity feminism, and a new documentary about the fight for equality in Nigeria. What we’ve been checking out… This white guy checked his white privilege and it made us want […]

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