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India takes a mature stand on same-sex love and Twitter hails it

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“A boy can cry to give vent to his feelings. He can also be soft-spoken or shy. Being rude and insensitive is not a sign of masculinity,” reads the instruction manual of a health kit issued by the Indian government.

India takes a mature stand on same-sex love and Twitter hails it

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“A boy can cry to give vent to his feelings. He can also be soft-spoken or shy. Being rude and insensitive is not a sign of masculinity,” reads the instruction manual of a health kit issued by the Indian government.

In pep talk fail, Jameis Winston tells elementary school girls they’re ‘supposed to be silent’

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Whatever Jameis Winston’s intentions were, things went way, way off track.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback spoke to a group of elementary school students in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday, hoping to inspire the community’s youth. But things went horribly wrong when Winston had the boys in the room stand up and the girls sit down and cheer for them, preaching the idea the men should be loud and women should be silent.

FCC commits $2 billion to expanding internet access in rural America

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Internet access is still elusive in much of rural America, and the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to close that gap.

Students fight back after diversity posters banned from school for being ‘anti-Trump’

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When the artist behind the classic Barack Obama “Hope” poster released an array of beautiful new images honoring diversity ahead of Trump’s inauguration, they quickly became icons of a more welcoming country.

However, administrators at Westminster High School in Carroll County, Maryland have reportedly banned teachers from displaying the posters on campus, saying they’re “anti-Trump” and just too political.

Students at the school, though, have found an ingenious way to get their point…

Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education misspells W.E.B. Du Bois’ name, then misspells its apology

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“Education must not simply teach work — it must teach life.”

These words by civil rights activist and historian W.E.B. Du Bois were echoed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Twitter account, but ironically, with a spelling error.

This racial justice map sheds light on an often overlooked part of U.S. history

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Dark parts of American history are often swept under the rug for being too shameful and painful. But engaging with that history is crucial to understand the present — and figure out how to move forward.

A new website, called Monroe Work Today, is bringing the harrowing history of lynching in the United States out of the shadows. Its detailed map and other resources document the names and experiences of nearly 5,000 people of color who were killed between 1835 and 1963.

This racial justice map sheds light on an often overlooked part of U.S. history

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Dark parts of American history are often swept under the rug for being too shameful and painful. But engaging with that history is crucial to understand the present — and figure out how to move forward.

A new website, called Monroe Work Today, is bringing the harrowing history of lynching in the United States out of the shadows. Its detailed map and other resources document the names and experiences of nearly 5,000 people of color who were killed between 1835 and 1963.

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