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Ageism: The Subject of Protests, Legislation and Turbulence in Hollywood

Last year, the California legislature passed State Assembly Bill No. 1687 barring subscriber-based “commercial online entertainment employment providers” from publishing an actor’s age. AB 1687 had one target in mind: IMDbPro. If an actor wants their age taken down, the law would require sites like IMDb to honor that request.

What Can You Do With a Business Degree?

Ask people with business careers, “What can I do with a business degree?” and their responses often cover a broad range of possibilities. Business degree jobs are available in a variety of workplace settings and across organizations in private, nonprofit, and government sectors.  Careers in business may lead to management or leadership roles in specialty areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and business analytics.  What jobs can you get with a business degree? The versatile skills that come with a business degree may open doors to myriad roles for graduates, including financial advisor, loan officer, auditor, or human resources specialist. […]

Empowering Adopted Children of Color in the Face of Racism and Discrimination

Child advocates and those who work in adoption say that in order to prepare children to handle racial trauma, adoptive parents must help them develop a strong sense of racial identity. Tony Hynes shares his experience with racial profiling and how his white adoptive mother’s response to an act of discrimination can serve as a model for other parents.

DREAM Deferred: The Psychological Repercussions of Uncertain Futures

The threat of deportation and family separation is a constant source of anxiety in immigrant communities, especially given the recent news that the Trump administration will begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving behind nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants.