NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick visited Alcatraz Island on Thursday to mark "Unthanksgiving Day."
Kaepernick joined other activists for the Indigenous Peoples' Sunrise Ceremony, a commemoration of 90 Native Americans who occupied Alcatraz for 19 months in hopes of turning the former prison into a school, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Researchers found that the 30-day readmission rate (adjusted for patient risk) declined to 18.4% from 20% after the penalties were introduced. Yet the 30-day mortality rate increased to 8.6% from 7.2% -- about 5,400 additional deaths per year. Over a one-year period the readmission rate fell by 0.9 percentage points while the mortality rate rose by five. In other words, while fewer patients were being readmitted, many more were dying.
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.