Tuesday, 26 July 2016 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • When Play Is Criminalized: Racial Disparities in Childhood

    By Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Truthout | Report

    2016.7.25.Playground.mainRacial disparities in the way children are allowed to play denies many Black kids an important childhood right. (Photo: Stefano Brivio / Flickr)

    Institutionalized racism in schools and implicit bias in public parks and playgrounds deny Black and Brown children the fundamental right to engage in free play, which can lead to lifelong inequities in health and human development, the literature shows.

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  • Aging People in Prison Face Continuing Denial of Compassionate Release

    Aging People in Prison Face Continuing Denial of Compassionate Release

    By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

    Under compassionate release, people who are over the age of 65, suffer from chronic or serious medical conditions and have served at least half their sentence can apply to be released early, allowing them to spend their remaining days at home with their family and loved ones. However, compassionate release is granted infrequently.

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  • Turkish Academics Fear Growing Witch Hunt Following Failed Coup

    Turkish Academics Fear Growing Witch Hunt Following Failed Coup

    By Contributor in Istanbul, Truthout | News Analysis

    Following the failed military coup, President's Erdoğan's government embarked on a massive purge of academics and intellectuals, which has had a chilling effect on both research and free speech. Erdoğan also banned academics from leaving the country and demanded that anyone currently abroad immediately return in order to facilitate the investigation of the coup.

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