On the left, the concern with the rights of immigrants, documented and undocumented, contrasts with an apparent indifference to the fate of native-born Americans in places like Clearwater County, Idaho, or Superior, Montana. Disappearing are the debates environmentalists once had about immigration and the impacts of overpopulation. There is not enough discussion of how the millions of marginalized, hungry people in the labor market suppress wages and displace American workers. Some of the staunchest advocates for the public lands seem relatively uninterested in the future management of those lands. And two important questions go almost unasked: Why are so many rural Westerners, surrounded by public lands, some of the harshest critics of the Forest Service? And why are they among the loudest voices calling for transfer of federal lands to the states, or for their outright privatization?
Denise Young Smith, who was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, made controversial comments last month during a One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia.
"There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they're going to be diverse too because they're going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation," the inaugural diversity chief said.
"Diversity is the human experience," she said, according to Quartz. "I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT."
Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of Tube Crush -- a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground.
The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published in Feminist Media Studies in August, analyzed images over a period of three years since 2014. The "guy candy" posted on the website were mostly white men -- despite London being a multicultural city -- indicating that white male privilege is still an attractive quality.
SACRAMENTO -- As six more women on Monday accused a San Fernando Valley Democrat of groping them or making other unwanted advances, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra -- who was secretly disciplined in 2009 after being accused of reaching under the blouse of a fellow staffer at an after-hours event -- announced he would not run for re-election in the Assembly next year.
Bocanegra's announcement comes weeks after the Los Angeles Times unearthed the first case, and just hours before the Times published another bombshell with other women accusing Bocanegra, 46, of sexual misconduct in the years since -- after he said he had learned his lesson.
A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.
It is the first allegation of improper touching by Franken, who is a Democrat, while he was in office. It comes just days after Leeann Tweeden, a local radio news anchor in California, said that Franken forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, when Franken was a comedian.