People who do not belong to minorities often have difficulties understanding why people of color see discrimination when they see none. Here is an example that I hope can be helpful in bridging that gap. It used to be that midwives in the US delivered all babies. During slavery they were black or Native American women. Around the turn of the 19th century as the medical profession changed with what is Continue reading “Midwives and Racial Implications”
When I first looked at the headline I thought oh no they’ve documented that atheists aren’t as moral as other people. But when I kept on reading, the article talked about a finding that people believe that atheists aren’t as moral as people who are religious. A study from psychology professors published in Nature Human Behavior journal asked 3000 people from 13 countries across 5 continents whether a person who tortured animals as a child Continue reading “Bias Against Atheists”
We all know that human trafficking is a bane, that it is a form of modern slavery. What is new according to new research by Siddarth Kara, a slavery economist at Harvard Business School and whose book on this subject is soon to be published, is that its scope is much larger than we normally think of. Kara’s research is based on 5000 interviews with people who have been victims of slavery which makes its finding all the more meaningful. Modern slavery involves a minimum of 21 million people and, generates profits that are estimated to be as high as $150 billion a year. Each victim brings about $4000 a year and generates about $36,000 for the traffickers, letting us know that once a victim Continue reading “Modern Slavery–The Scope of The Problem”
The Trump administration’s stance against illegal immigrants and the threat of deportation has revived the sanctuary movement of the 1980’s. There are new trends though which makes the movement one for our times.
Muslims are part of the movement now. While the majority of the participants are still Christian, as was the beginning of the movement in the United States, Jews are also involved. As to be expected, white evangelicals who are loyal to Mr. Trump feel strongly Continue reading “The Sanctuary Movement”