thejournal.io | browse concepts or read more news
Tiny House model home tour in Detroit

-1 points by The Detroit News | User Login Sociology Social network service Access code Ford Motor Company Subscription business model
Millennials are more conservative than Boomers or Gen Xers were at their age, study finds
National polls suggest millennials will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by large margins in November, but that doesn’t mean millennials lean further to the left than young people of previous generations.   On the contrary, according to a new study, a larger percentage of millennials identified as...
1638 points by Los Angeles Times | Generation Y Conservatism Liberalism Republican Party Sociology Centre-right Political party Politics
Marines: Recruit killed himself amid culture of abuse
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Marine Corps says a recruit committed suicide in March amid a widespread culture of hazing and abuse in his battalion at Parris Island. The investigation could lead to punishments for as many as 20 officers…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Sociology Associated Press Suffering United States Marine Corps
Zayn plays the role of good boyfriend as Gigi walks in Tom Ford show
Last week, Directioners where thrown into a tizzy by rumors that the singer had cheated on his model girlfriend with a fan.
15 points by New York Post | Lindsay Lohan Fashion Sociology Cheating At Ease Double-breasted Debut albums Conspiracy theory
Academic hospital forms partnership with Hays hospital
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' only academic hospital is working with a hospital in the western part of the state to improve rural health care. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2c9W0rz ) reports that leaders of the University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center signed a letter Wednesday formalizing the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Kansas Lawrence Kansas Kansas City Missouri Health Health insurance Health care Medicine Sociology
Letter: Concord, the welcoming city
A welcoming cityI applaud the forward-looking vision of Concord’s mayor and the city council adopting a resolution affirming Concord as a “Welcoming City” on July 11. This resolution helps to unite our diverse communities and cultures. It offers a message of inclusiveness and upholds that Concord is...
9 points by Concord Monitor | Culture The Culture United States Municipality Sociology Social sciences Village Value
Why do white men love Donald Trump so much?
Stagnant incomes are key to the story.
4090 points by The Washington Post | White people African American Black people Household income in the United States Race White American Gender Sociology
Man grazed by bullet in West Garfield Park
A man was grazed by a bullet in the West Garfield Park neighborhood early Wednesday.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Los Angeles Crime Criminology Gang New York City Police Morality Sociology
Don't expect Facebook to burst your news bubble
Head of news partnerships Campbell Brown doesn't seem interested in shoving unwelcome news in users' faces.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Web feed Facebook Ideology Sociology Pew Research Center Campbell Brown Poynter Institute Bubble
Break-dancing for social justice in Tunisia
The Mafia Wallitili Festival offered a platform to showcase the frustrations of the country's disillusioned youth.
825 points by Al Jazeera English | Sociology Donald Trump Hip hop Graffiti Tunisia Culture Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Letter: Just like Nixon
Just like NixonThe president and his minions have accused us of widespread and longtime voter fraud. All traditional and respected institutions have repeatedly said this is not true. All of our institutions are based on the vote. There is no greater crime against these United States than undermining...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | President of the United States Crimes Sociology United States Richard Nixon Plurality voting system Gerald Ford Lyndon B. Johnson
What happened to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?
Internal ideological and political disagreements might lead to the break-up of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
1384 points by Al Jazeera English | Muslim Brotherhood Political philosophy Sociology Politics Egypt Islam Religion Gamal Abdel Nasser
Letter: Start from where we agree
Start from where we agreeMuch has been written about the great divide in our public policy discourse and planning. Many are looking for ways to bridge the divide, most notably those on the left who were blind-sided by the last election. They are wondering how they went so badly off the tracks and ar...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Legislation Sociology Legislature United States European Union Death penalty American films Use of capital punishment by nation
SIG in Pikesville among 24 firms to create Alera Group
SIG, an employee benefits firm in Pikesville, is among 24 insurance firms joining under one name, Alera Group. Through the deal, SIG will maintain its local independence while gaining access to a national network of resources and expertise for clients, Founder and President Richard Silberstein...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sociology Baltimore County Maryland Leadership Stay Pikesville Maryland Experience Employment
Lawmaker seeks criminalization of suicide assistance
A Russian MP has called for stronger punishment for people who assist those contemplating suicide by providing advice, including on the internet, as well as people who remove obstacles preventing others from taking their own lives. Read Full Article at RT.com
48 points by Russia Today | Sociology Suffering Suicide Death Siberia 2015 2016 Russia
Letter: Better nationalism
Better nationalismHow could such a rogue candidate as Donald Trump, whose “performance” would have doomed any conventional party nominee, be electable? A possible answer was posed in David Brooks’s recent New York Times column “After the March.”Trump had a simple, pure, coherent vision. Gender and...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Nation Race Donald Trump Nationalism Ethnic group Sociology Racism Nation state
Social media mocks Education Department for misspelled tweets
In a tweet Sunday from its official account, the Education Department attributed a quotation to W.E.B. DeBois, incorrectly spelling his last name.
1699 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Error W. E. B. Du Bois Democratic Party Media studies Sociology Orthography African American Spelling
Joe Biden Signs With CAA to ‘Amplify’ Post-White House Initiatives
Joe Biden has signed with CAA, forming a relationship designed to help the former Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, “amplify” their post-White House public policy endeavors. “Jill and I remain more dedicated than ever to addressing the critical issues of the day, and we see in CAA a shared passion and shared... Read more »
2242 points by Variety | Joe Biden Vice President of the United States Jill Biden Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi United States Senate Sociology Beau Biden
Netflix Scoops Global Rights to Sundance-Premiering ‘My Happy Family,’ Memento Nabs French Rights (EXCLUSIVE)
BERLIN– Netflix has acquired global rights to Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’s “My Happy Family,” a Georgian drama which premiered at Sundance in the world dramatic section and is playing at Berlin. Alexandre Mallet-Guy’s thriving Paris-based Memento Distribution has acquired French rights to the film, which is repped by Memento Films International. Marking Ekvtimishvili and... Read more »
552 points by Variety | Drama Sociology Film Samuel Beckett Patriarchy Entertainment Feature film Actor
New entry in Michigan governor's race: Detroit health chief
After watching the Flint water crisis unfold, Detroit's public health director is quitting his job to run for governor.        
817 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Michigan State University United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Academic degree Sociology Barack Obama New York City
Indian school book’s shocking kitten experiment horrifies internet
The publishers of a popular environmental studies textbook in India have been slated for publishing a book aimed at nine year olds containing an experiment that involves children killing a kitten. Read Full Article at RT.com
1474 points by Russia Today | Publishing Publication State Sociology English-language films Book U.S. state Box
LETTER: Panic on the left over Donald Trump only solidifies his support
So when I see reports of protesters in the streets and angry elected officials saying and doing childish, divisive and stupid things to oppose Mr. Trump and the right, I take it all as a solid confirmation that my beliefs are on the right side.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Office Official Sociology The Streets World Media bias Mass media Right-wing politics
Hypocrisy isn’t the problem. Nihilism is
With every change of administration come charges of hypocrisy. Those who governed by executive order suddenly learn the dangers of unilateral presidential power, and those who thought executive orders were an impeachable violation of the separation of powers start using them without missing a step....
3861 points by Los Angeles Times | Vladimir Putin Sociology Political philosophy President of the United States Political science Dmitry Medvedev Boris Yeltsin President
Prince William calls for end to stigma on mental illness
LONDON — Prince William is speaking out about ending the stigma surrounding mental health treatment.William told a gathering of health writers in London on Monday that treating mental health with the same respect as physical health "should be the norm."He calls the United Kingdom's suicide rate among men under the age of 40 "an appalling stain on our society."William says telling someone when you can't cope "is a positive step and a sign of strength, not weakness."
-2 points by Boston Herald | United Kingdom Nursing Prince William of Wales Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom England Human George III of the United Kingdom Sociology
Baylor fires assistant coach accused of soliciting a prostitute
Baylor fired a recently hired assistant strength coach after his arrest on a prostitution solicitation charge, the university said Monday in a statement. Brandon Washington, 33, was fired on Saturday after being arrested at a Waco-area hotel earlier that day. He could get up to 180 days in jail...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | Crime Criminal law Baylor Bears Arrest Civil and political rights Misdemeanor Rights Sociology
86 percent of college students say they've cheated. It's easier than ever with mobile devices
More than 80 percent of college students claimed in a recent survey they have cheated in some way while in school. CLEVELAND, Ohio -  More than 80 percent of college students claimed in a recent survey they have cheated in some way while in school. The advent of online schools and increasingly sophisticated mobile devices have made it easier for students to cheat, said Kessler International, a firm that provides private investigation services, forensic accounting and digital forensics. Kessler surveyed 300 students from both public and private colleges, including online universities. The survey found: 86 percent claimed they cheated in school. 54 percent indicated that cheating was OK. Some said it it is necessary to stay competitive. 97 percent of admitted cheaters say they have never been caught.  76 percent copied word for word someone else's assignments.. 12 percent indicated they would never cheat because of ethics. 42 percent said they purchased custom term papers, essays and thesis online. 28 percent said they had a service take their online classes for them. 72 percent indicated that they had used their phone, tablet or computer to cheat in class. Professors use technologies, including text-matching software, webcams and cheat-proof tests to try and catch cheaters. They may also ban laptops, smartphones and smart watches from exams. If caught, students face suspension or expulsion. According to research and surveys over the past 12 years by retired Rutgers University professor Donald McCabe and the International Center for Academic Integrity, 68 percent of undergraduates and 43 percent of graduate students admit to cheating on tests or written assignments. In a study on the "digital revolution" by the Pew Research Center in 2011, 55 percent of college presidents said plagiarism in students' papers has increased over the past 10 years. Among those who have seen an increase in plagiarism, 88 percent said computers and the internet have played a major role. McCabe told theatlantic.com he is hesitant to blame today's student cheating rates on easy access to the internet and computers. His said data shows the percentages of student cheating did increased once the internet became ubiquitous, but now are actually trending down again, toward pre-internet levels. But fewer students are participating in his surveys and there is a growing apathy toward cheating at school.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | College University Academic dishonesty Professor Pew Research Center School Cheating Sociology
How to close the educational achievement gap in the US
An initiative is closing the gap between African American students and their peers by recognising collectivist culture.
591 points by Al Jazeera English | Culture Education Teacher The Culture Sociology High school School Thought
Will the anti-Trump protests expand? That's more likely than ever before
Twitter, Facebook and other social media help answer the question: Will anyone else show up?
370 points by The Washington Post | Protest Facebook Sociology Twitter President of the United States Donald Trump Social network service Civil disobedience
Clark County Commission to appoint public guardian
Clark County commissioners are expected to appoint Karen Kelly as the county’s public guardian on Tuesday.
72 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sociology Old age Gerontology Management Retirement Ageing Middle age Guardians of the Universe
Nancy Kaffer: Donald Trump, making America small again
It all depends, I suppose, on what you consider great.        
882 points by Detroit Free Press | World War II United Nations United States World War I Cold War International trade Donald Trump Sociology
Marley Dias, young diversity advocate, working on book
Twelve-year-old advocate for diversity in literature is working on a book about activism and social justice.Scholastic told the Associated Press on Thursday that it had a deal with Marley Dias, whose hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks is part of her mission to collect stories about women of color. Her book...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Sociology Associated Press Michelle Obama Book Magazine Publication Barack Obama People from Los Angeles California
Participant Media Scales Back TakePart Website, Layoffs Expected (EXCLUSIVE)
Participant Media is scaling back and rebranding its TakePart division in a bid to re-orient its strategy with the changing digital landscape. Several layoffs are expected at the TakePart division as a result. The revamp will fold TakePart into the Participant Media brand and focus more resources on original video as well as new forms of storytelling such as... Read more »
820 points by Variety | Audience theory Audience Sociology Media studies Virtue Facebook Jeffrey Skoll Justice
Cohesive neighborhoods boost teens' mental well-being
Maureen Salamon, HealthDay News Teens living in cohesive neighborhoods -- where trusted neighbors monitor each other's children -- experience less depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.
55 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst Sociology News World Communications International News Service Mental disorder Adolescence Rutgers University
10Best: 2017 Muster Photo Competition winners
See which travel photos netted top honors in the 2017 competition         
51 points by Arizona Republic | Photography Natural selection Black-and-white films Following Civilization Sociology
Experts present two versions of barbershop shooter's childhood
Two versions of a young Douglas Shine Jr. emerged over two days of testimony in the sentencing phase of the trial in the killing of three people at a Warrensville Heights barbershop. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two versions of a young Douglas Shine Jr. emerged over two days of testimony in the sentencing phase of his trial for a triple murder at a suburban barbershop. Shine's lawyers and witnesses painted a man who, at a young age, suffered from abuse, neglect, undiagnosed mental and learning disorders who "fell through the cracks" of the social system meant to treat those issues. But prosecutors and a psychologist they called said Shine's childhood mirrored many low-income children, that he was examined several times throughout his life with no diagnoses and that his issues stemmed from behavioral issues. Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Friday whether Shine should be executed for a Feb. 5, 2015 massacre that left three men dead and three people wounded at a Warrensville Heights barbershop, and a plot from jail to murder a witness to the shooting. Falling through the cracks Shine's early childhood was marked by a series of missed opportunities by the network of social services meant to diagnose and treat mental disorders and intervene in abusive households, his defense attorneys and two expert witnesses who interviewed him argued. Shine's biological mother spent four of the first 10 months of his life in jail. She was accused several times of abusing her children, including hitting Shine in the face with a plastic baseball bat in front of police, throwing an iron at him during a dispute and ordering his brother to whoop him with a belt. She never celebrated his birthday, called him names and refused to participate in a specialized education program at his school or seek recommended therapy for her son. Shine struggled to both learn and behave in school, the experts testified. At 10 years old, he scored worse than 99.9 percent of other students on state writing tests. And a test given when he was 13 measured his IQ at 81. He often got into fights, and exposed himself to a teacher when he was 14 years old. Shine started committing crimes when he was 10 years old and ended up in the state's youth prison, where he was coerced into joining the Heartless Felons gang, and spent six of the next 10 years of his life behind bars, where, just as in school, he got into several fights with guards and other inmates. Despite several recommendations from schools, social services and the court to put Shine through counseling and special courses, Shine's mother would not cooperate. "Had these interventions occurred, Douglas Shine's behavior would have been different, and we may not be here today," Ceci McDonnell, a social worker and adjunct professor of Case Western Reserve University, said. Shine's mother, the only constant spectator from Shine's family throughout much of the trial, was absent during this testimony, leaving the eight seats on Shine's half of the courtroom mostly empty Wednesday and Thursday. Behavior, not mental, issues Dr. Galit Askenazi, a forensic psychologist hired by prosecutors, testified that Shine was actually subjected to several tests and attempts to intervene before he ultimately dropped out of high school while in adult prison. He was transferred to a different school and placed on an individualized education plan. She pointed to records in which Shine contradicted previous stories he told about abuse, drinking and sexual activity, and instances where people testing Shine for his IQ did not think he was trying. And a 2006 school official said Shine's academic struggles were caused by behavioral issues, not economic disadvantage, learning disorders or other factors. "They tried to do a lot to intervene," Askenazi testified. "He was in the system from a young age." Shine refused to allow Askenazi to interview him. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty prodded McDonnell on cross-examination. Lots of children come from abusive, neglectful backgrounds ravaged by poverty and do not grow up to commit crimes, he said. Shine's sister, who was also raised by his mother, is "doing very well," prosecutors said. "Are you saying that, if we had enough social workers, counselor workers in school, that we could just close down the penitentiary and there would be no more crimes on the streets?" McGinty asked McDonnell. She replied, "I think it would be greatly reduced." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section.
97 points by The Plain Dealer | Sociology Abuse Social work International Federation of Social Workers Life imprisonment Prison Child abuse Psychological abuse
DU gets $10 million from Barton family to address social issues through new institute
The newly minted Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver got a kick-start Thursday with a $10 million naming gift from Laura Barton and her family.
44 points by The Denver Post | Management occupations Chief executives Executive director Philanthropy Liberty Media Finance Television station Sociology
Documentary 'The Anthropologist' looks at mothers and daughters, culture and climate change
The utterly winning documentary “The Anthropologist” takes a unique perspective on the field of anthropology through the lens of a pair of female anthropologists and their daughters. Margaret Mead’s daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, provides context and running commentary on her mother’s work and...
301 points by Los Angeles Times | Mary Catherine Bateson Participant observation Anthropology Gregory Bateson Cultural anthropology Sociology Margaret Mead Columbia University
Social media is making you a bad friend
Imagine: You’re skimming your Twitter feed and notice a stream of sad tweets from a college friend. Without a moment’s thought, you send a funny GIF across the digital divide, content that you’ve cheered up your friend and made a positive mark on their day. But, wait: You can’t quite remember where they’re living these...
1632 points by New York Post | Sociology University of Southern California Friendship Social media Friends Facebook Virtual community
Somerville mayor vows to protect immigrants as Trump takes over
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone says that he will do what he can to maintain his city's status as an immigrant safe haven if President-elect Donald Trump fulfills his promise to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities throughout the nation. “We will not let our kids starve, are not going to let our crime increase, we are not going to let our education go backwards and we are not going to run away from our values of humanity and civility and compassion and tolerance,” Curtatone said on Boston Herald Radio's "Herald Drive" show.
1696 points by Boston Herald | Immigration Sociology Police Crime Criminology Donald Trump Immigration to the United States City
Facebook's problem is more complicated than fake news
R. Kelly Garrett, Ohio State University In the wake of Donald Trump's victory, many questions have been raised about Facebook's role in the promotion of inaccurate and highly partisan information.
13 points by UPI | Facebook Sociology Mark Zuckerberg 2016 Social network Social media Social information processing Leap year starting on Friday
Facebook timeout? Some say they need a break
Some members of Facebook Nation are taking time after a contentions election.         
11044 points by Arizona Republic | Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Twitter Sociology Elections President of the United States United States Social network service
Hackers hijack Mark Zuckerberg’s social media for third time
A Pinterest account belonging to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has been hacked in the third such attack on his social media accounts this year. Read Full Article at RT.com
1072 points by Russia Today | Social network service Facebook Werner Vogels .hack Twitter Social media Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sociology
Towson University students, faculty speak against discrimination after Trump election
Several hundred students joined faculty members at Towson University's Freedom Square on Monday to express their feelings about the election of Donald Trump as president — and to exhort others to work for social justice and equality.Taking turns at a microphone, students related concerns about...
3336 points by Baltimore Sun | University Donald Trump President Sociology Montgomery Blair High School Student Maryland Towson University
Bookies Bar severs ties with co-owner after rant
Jay Lambrecht, founder and majority owner of Bookies Bar and Grille, will now be the sole owner.        
1640 points by Detroit Free Press | Sociology Real estate UK Singles Chart number-one singles Ownership The Culture Diversity Tulsa Oklahoma Legal terms
Awami League asks the BNP not to create 'unnecessary' controversy about election commission
The Awami League has asked the BNP not to stir up 'unnecessary' controversy about the Election Commission.
5 points by | President Titles United States Constitution General Secretary Sociology Law Management Iran
Letter: An insulting editorial
An insulting editorialThe self-appointed corps d’elite at the Monitor were in true form, penning their pompous and elitist editorial in defense of Hillary Clinton’s “deplorable” comment (Monitor Opinion, Sept. 12). It is ironic that Hillary’s campaign motto is “Stronger Together.” Is that with or wi...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Elitism Elite Hillary Rodham Clinton Ivy League Social groups Education Sociology Social class
Letter: Pledge is a promise
Pledge is a promiseIt’s simple, at least for me. When you recite the Pledge of Allegiance you are making a promise, a commitment, to love and cherish and honor your country. The American flag is a symbol of that commitment, that love for country. Maybe you don’t always like what your country is sayi...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | The Star-Spangled Banner Flag of the United States Pledge Francis Bellamy Pledge of Allegiance Oath United States Flag Code Sociology
Three shot in Chicago Lawn
Three people were shot Monday morning in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
40 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Cook County Illinois New York City Chicago Illinois Medical District John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Sociology Los Angeles Crime
Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults
Many orientation programs now cover “microaggressions” in addition to addressing issues of diversity and sexual consent.
8 points by The New York Time | University White people Racism Sociology Human sexual behavior Race University of Wisconsin–Madison White American
Man charged in shooting in Kansas City entertainment area
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man has been charged in a shooting that injured seven people in Kansas City's Westport entertainment district. Twenty-nine-year-old Kelvin Clark, of Kansas City, Kansas, faces seven counts each of assault and armed criminal action. His bond is set at $250,000. No attorney is listed ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Missouri Kansas Surveillance Crime Kansas City Missouri Sociology The Washington Times Officer