Politicians like Malcolm Turnbull try to target middle class Australians.
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Actress Viola Davis focused her speech at
the 2015 Emmy Awards on diversity, saying ‘The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.’
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An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
A Democratic aide carries a chart past the Senate chamber.
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While much has been written about why the GOP's tax plan would exacerbate income inequality, there are two reasons it's even worse than you think.
Unless governments tackle the housing affordability crisis, the poorest Australians will fall further behind.
Rising housing costs are hurting low-income Australians the most. The gap in home ownership between rich and poor is widening, house prices are rising fastest at the bottom and rental stress is rising.
French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to French counter-terrorism forces in northern Mali, in May.
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Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Breezy Point, New York off the coast of Long Island after the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy.
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Five years after Superstorm Sandy, we see how disadvantaged social groups suffered more from the storm before and after – much as we're seeing in Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
The morality of tax avoidance becomes problematic when it is aggressively pursued through creative schemes.
Inequality within generations is as pivotal as that between them.
A small – but powerful – Latino middle class has emerged in California, led by elites like State Senator Kevin de Leon.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Scholars say elites are critical to helping ethnic communities thrive. So, who are the Latino elites and what work are they doing for their community?
The Oluwole Urban Market near Marina in Lagos. Being middle class is more than just being a consumer.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
US President Donald Trump signs the presidential decree banning the funding of international NGOs supporting abortion.
In public events Donald Trump has displayed the traits of a dominant masculinity. Yet the American president's policies represent an anthropological and ecological model that's outdated.
Some tropical diseases can be treated with very inexpensive daily treatments yet remain common.
A cure for many tropical diseases was discovered 30 years ago this month. The drug is donated by its manufacturer. Why are we still dealing with neglected tropical diseases?
NBN delivery is variable across different states, but also within the same local council areas.
The NBN has to be equitable to be a truly nation-building platform. As long as it is failing some, it is failing us all in Australia.
Should the Reserve Bank of Australia better represent the poor?
A new report suggests the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia should income a "representative of the poor". This is a proposal worthy of consideration.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) flanked by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as they addressed the unpopularity of their replacement bill.
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Poor people who have cancer are one of the most financially vulnerable groups in the US. Obamacare aimed to improve their access to care. A recent study shows how it did.
Cookham House, near Arnold Circus – the first council housing in the UK.
Image by John Lubbock via Wikimedia Commons.
The physical segregation of cities has a crucial role in poverty and access to public services.
Violent service delivery riot near Soweto, Johannesburg.Millions of poor South Africans live in shacks.
The National Question cannot be resolved solely through South Africa's constitution. There's potential for a far more radical transformative project than traditional liberalism.
Young Australians still remain locked out of the housing market as the wealth disparity grows across generations.
Australia is becoming wealthier, but much of that wealth remains concentrated in the hands of older generations.
Trump’s tax plan will cost trillions.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
President Trump released details of his tax plan, which would essentially benefit the wealthiest Americans by repealing the estate tax and other changes at the expense of the middle class.
Andile Gumbi beats down his opponent Given Mkhize in the King Kong musical.
The returned musical "King Kong" embodies the germinating seeds of two potential and mutually exclusive South Africas.