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The Establishment's Blog – June 2014 Archive (4)

FEATURE: The Color Of SNAP - The Food Stamp Capital

The imagery generally associated with people who receive SNAP Food Stamps benefits is usually a black single mother living in the inner city. She lives in public housing, and if she does vote, she votes democrat. That’s typically the image media perpetuates when we think of people who receive certain government supplements. The SNAP Food Stamp…

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Added by The Establishment on June 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

FEATURE: Know Your Black History - Maroon Leader Juan St. Malo

“Malheur au blanc qui passera ces bornes.” ("Woe to the white who would pass this boundary"). This was the sign posted by the maroon leader Juan St. Malo at Ville Gaillarde, the entrance of the land he claimed and controlled in Louisiana. Known as Rigolets the swamps and marshes he claimed stretched from Lake Borgne and the Mississippi River and Lake Ponchartrain to the Gulf of Mexico. St. Malo and his group were said to have controlled this area from 1773 -1784,…

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Added by The Establishment on June 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

FEATURE: The New Slaves - The Prison Industry Is Big Business

There is a group of laborers that are paid way below minimum wage, and rival third world sweatshops. Corporations that make large amount of money, and save millions pay the workers low wages. These employees have been stripped, legally, of their political, economic and social rights. These second class citizens don’t have the right to unionize, are violently pressured into silence, they have no voice to even trigger change. These laborers are the 2.3 million American prisoners…

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Added by The Establishment on June 3, 2014 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Chicago teen tennis champion Taylor Townsend faced body-shaming

Chicago teen Taylor Townsend made a lot of noise with her performance at the French Open but WTF is up with the body-shaming she's been subjected to? The New York Times reports: "at the United States Open junior tournament [in 2012], the United States Tennis Association wanted to keep her out of the tournament because it believed her physical conditioning was lacking, even though she was the top-ranked junior girl in the world. She entered the tournament anyway and reached the… Continue

Added by The Establishment on June 2, 2014 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

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