Texas Voter Maps Blocked as Racially Biased by U.S. Judges
Voters cast their ballots inside Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, Texas, on March 1, 2016. Texas can’t use its current voter maps in the upcoming congressional midterm elections after a panel of federal judges ruled districts approved by state Republican lawmakers illegally discriminate against Hispanic and black voters. The three-judge panel in San Antonio gave the state three days to say if and when the Texas Legislature will fix the congressional map, which the judges concluded still Read the full story
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Birds of a feather flock together. The Arizona sheriff was found guilty of racially profiling and arresting Latinos ,after being told to stop. After the violence in Virginia this week by the Klan and nazis this shows his words are hallow and his actions of supporting the worst in people’s prejudices is taking America in a dark direction.
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By Shefali Luthra
About 15 years ago, Sue McElroy, a psychiatrist in Mason, Ohio, started noticing a pattern. People came to see her because they were depressed, but they frequently had a more visible ailment as well: They were very overweight.
McElroy was convinced there had to be a connection. “Many of my [depressed] patients were obese. And they were very upset by obesity,’’ McElroy recalled. ”I looked into the literature, and it said there was no relationship. It didn’t make sense.”…
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