A GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma referred to Asian Americans as ‘yellow’ immediately after a presentation about racism

A GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma referred to Asian Americans as “yellow” during a presentation on the racial wealth gap.  “Well into your presentation did you go to yellow families?” state Sen. David Rader asked the presenter. The presenter, policy analyst Damion Shade, corrected Rader on his use of the term, which has historically been used…

McDonald’s workers are staging another one-day strike to protest the alleged sexual harassment of employees at the chain’s restaurants

McDonald’s workers are planning another strike on Tuesday to protest alleged sexual harassment at multiple locations in the US. The strike will build upon a pattern of McDonald’s #MeToo movements that started in 2018. The McDonald’s effort is the latest in a line of worker strikes across multiple industries in the month of October alone.…

Wisconsin nonpartisan audit concludes that elections in the state were ‘largely safe and secure’ in 2020

A nonpartisan Wisconsin audit showed state elections to be “largely safe and secure.” Former President Trump has called for an election audit in the state, despite no evidence of fraud. President Biden defeated Trump in Wisconsin by roughly 20,000 votes in the closely-contested state. Loading Something is loading. A nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential…

‘I’ve learnt to communicate through art’

After losing the ability to speak, Matthew Rutherford has learnt how to communicate his emotions through art.The 39-year-old, from Derby, crashed his car in 2010 and, following 10 years of rehabilitation, was diagnosed with aphasia, a condition where a person’s speech is affected by damage to the brain.Matthew’s friend, Natasha Earith, said: “He does a…

Your pictures on the theme of ‘minimalism’

We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme “minimalism”. Here are some of the pictures we received from around the world.Image source, Mary Lee DereskeImage caption, Mary Lee Dereske: “After hearing a ruckus on the rooftop, I went outside to discover two large ravens dancing on the parapet. I went…

Elizabeth Holmes trial Week 7 recap: a $1 billion IPO plan, and a former staffer testifies he was told to change numbers to make test results seem normal

The seventh week of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial has come and gone. It featured revelations on plans for a $1 billion IPO and ways staff tried to skirt testing issues. Here’s everything that happened in the trial in its seventh week. Loading Something is loading. How Theranos tried to make unusual test results…

An Illinois school board member said she resigned after finding 4 dead rodents in front of her home: ‘I was afraid on a day-to-day basis’

An Illinois school board member resigned this month following months of “unrelenting harassment.”  Carolyn Waibel told Insider someone trespassed on her property and vandalized her home. She believes her aversion to extremism made her a target among angry community members.  Loading Something is loading. When the vitriolic emails began arriving in her inbox this summer,…