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These boys working in a Georgia cotton mill were photographed in 1909. Lewis Hine/The National Child Labor Committee Collection via Library of Congress

Abolishing child labor took the specter of ‘white slavery’ and the job market’s near collapse during the Great Depression

More than a fifth of US children were working in 1900, and many Americans saw nothing wrong with that. It took decades of activism and court battles plus economic upheaval to change course.
There is a growing racial consciousness in the wake of the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement. But corporate Canada is still overwhelmingly white. It’s time for a change. (Shutterstock)

Corporate diversity targets could help dismantle systemic racism

Just as women were unseen until recently, due to institutional sexism, as appropriate candidates for board positions, racialized Canadians are also dismissed due to institutional racism.
Black and Latino essential workers are more likely to experience food, child care and housing insecurities than their white co-workers, in addition to safety concerns. Jumping Rocks/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Black and Latino essential workers experience greater safety concerns than their white counterparts

Stress and physical conditions make essential work unsafe, especially for Black and Latino employees.
Donald Trump won over the majority of white voters in 2016 and a similar strategy could lead to his victory in this year’s election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump could win again (without cheating)

The history of the United States suggests that, despite what the polls are saying, Donald Trump could be re-elected this November. His appeal to white voters and business owners are a major advantage.
In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After Trump and Brexit: The coming of the progressive wave

Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.

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