The word ‘gerrymandering’ comes from the name of Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts governor in the 1800s.
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Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
The court ruled unanimously that access to social media is an essential right.
Quite the surprise!
From coast to coast, the 2016 election has torn up the usual order.
Working the crowd.
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Often dismissed as a solid Republican bloc, the southern states are anything but.
Protests rock the streets of Charlotte.
The shooting of yet another black American by police in North Carolina ignited a tinderbox of deep anger and resentment.
Bissu, or transgender priests, are one of five genders recognized by the Bugis.
Is our gender determined by our bodies or our culture?
A 19th-century photograph of a women’s restroom in a Pittsburgh factory.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
Transgender individuals could be harassed when they have to use gendered bathrooms.
North Carolina recently passed a law that prohibits individuals from using a bathroom based on the gender with which they identify. Why does this pose a risk for transgendered individuals?