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These Are The Best States for Racial Equality in Civic Engagement In 2023 

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While only 64.1 percent of African Americans were registered to vote in the 2022 midterms, 70.9 percent of White Americans were. This prompted WalletHub to publish its report on the best states for racial equality in civic engagement in June. WalletHub compared all 50 states and D.C. on five key metrics to find out where… Continue reading These Are The Best States for Racial Equality in Civic Engagement In 2023 

Best & Worst Countries For Trans Rights In 2023

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Transgender individuals face distinct challenges in their pursuit of freedom and safety, amidst the ongoing global fight for LGBTQ+ rights. In addition to Asher Fergusson’s annual LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, this new study focuses specifically on trans issues. Asher Fergusson has examined individual laws of various countries and collected data from international sources to create… Continue reading Best & Worst Countries For Trans Rights In 2023

Virgin Cruise Ship Staff Wrongly Kicked Off A Blind Passenger In Miami

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Traveling can be stressful for anyone, for a passenger with a disability it can be even worse. This week, a blind Canadian man had an unpleasant experience on a Virgin cruise ship in Miami. The former Paralympian swimmer Donovan Tildesly reported the company asked him to get off the ship because he was traveling solo.… Continue reading Virgin Cruise Ship Staff Wrongly Kicked Off A Blind Passenger In Miami

Racist Airlines? President Joe Biden Says Charging For Extra Legroom Seats ‘Hits People Of Color The Most’

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Is charging for extra legroom on planes correct? According to US President Joe Biden, this procedure is wrong and racist. In a recent announcement, Biden said airlines forcing air passengers to pay for extra legroom is racist because it hits ‘marginalized Americans and people of color the most.” Biden’s remarks were made one month after… Continue reading Racist Airlines? President Joe Biden Says Charging For Extra Legroom Seats ‘Hits People Of Color The Most’

Hawaii Will Protect People Traveling for Abortion Procedures Under New Executive Order

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Hawaii is making it known that the state is a safe haven for those seeking an abortion. Women traveling from another state to get an abortion in Hawaii are protected from legal punishment under a new executive order. Similarly, medical professionals performing procedures are also protected under the ruling. Honolulu Civil Beat reported that Hawaii… Continue reading Hawaii Will Protect People Traveling for Abortion Procedures Under New Executive Order

Cuba Says “I Do” To Gay Marriage By Large Margin, Indicating Cultural Shift

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Felicidades, Cuba! The largest Caribbean island joins The Netherlands, Canada, Spain and a number of other countries that have legalized gay marriage. Some Caribbean islands are gay- friendly, but for a variety of reasons, most haven’t gone as far as to make marriage legal for gay couples. Homosexuality is taboo in much of the Caribbean,… Continue reading Cuba Says “I Do” To Gay Marriage By Large Margin, Indicating Cultural Shift

Disabled Passenger Forced To Drag Self To Lavatory On Airplane

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A woman named Jennie Berry posted an upsetting video on Twitter of her terrible experience on a flight. Paralyzed from the waist down, she had to drag herself down the aisle in order to get to the lavatory. The caption is equally disturbing: “Shocked and disgusted with Albastar Airlines- told me I should wear a… Continue reading Disabled Passenger Forced To Drag Self To Lavatory On Airplane

 
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