Tag Archives: economic justice

My American Dream: A minimum wage that allows everyone to prosper

TweetThis post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. When I think of the American Dream, I don’t just see images of white picket fences and fathers kissing their children before they leave for work. I see an African-American mother of two dropping her children off at school and driving to her place of employment with [...]
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Pleasure Politics Part I: Employment, Economic Justice, and the Erotic

TweetBy Taja Lindley, participant in Echoing Ida, a project of Strong Families, originally posted on the Strong Families blog. Too often we are led to believe that work must be something separate from pleasure: that we are to do what we love on the side, in our spare time; that pleasure is an extra-curricular activity, [...]
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Pleasure Politics Part I: Employment, Economic Justice, and the Erotic

TweetBy Taja Lindley  Originally posted on the Strong Families blog Too often we are led to believe that work must be something separate from pleasure: that we are to do what we love on the side, in our spare time; that pleasure is an extra-curricular activity, a hobby, a side gig. As if only a [...]
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Four responses to how Martha Raddatz posed the abortion question

Tweet When Martha Raddatz asked the vice-presidential candidates an abortion question framed in terms of religion, I bolted forward. (See video, transcript.) Many others have expressed frustration with Raddatz for framing the question this way. But she did, and others do too, so how should we respond? I see four options: Some people of faith are [...]
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Dear Newt Gingrich

TweetDear Newt Gingrich, I am an Americorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America – a federally funded program started by John F. Kennedy) at South Atlanta High School. I teach two AP US History classes, tutor, manage a caseload of 40 boys as an “academic coach,” and serve as needed in the myriad ways help [...]
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