Hispanic people experiencing largest homeownership gains in America

At 18 percent of the population, Hispanics account for 67.2 percent of U.S. net homeownership gains.

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  • After a 50-year low, Hispanics have seen the largest homeownership gains for any ethnic demographic.
  • The uptick likely results from a bevy of gains Hispanics have seen in recent years.
  • This rise in homeownership is part of an increasingly diverse United States.
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One man's idea for the 'greatest PTSD healing curriculum' in America

Activist and Big Think reader Roy M. Arce explains his idea for a new community policing team and how it can halt vicious cycles of PTSD and homelessness.

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  • Roy Arce is a U.S. veteran with PTSD whose traumatic experiences with police led him to draft a proposal for how communities and police can work better together.
  • A new kind of police response team – made up of at least one police officer and a trained community peace representative – would be part of what Arce calls "the greatest PTSD healing curriculum" in the U.S.
  • This civilian proposal would also seek to treat homelessness in one of the country's most affected regions.
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Should Bernie Sanders drop socialism?

The term socialism makes political discourse difficult. Should we do away with it altogether?

  • Politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have self-styled themselves as socialists.
  • Linguist John McWhorter argues the term is so polluted that even well-intented usage will make critical discourse impossible.
  • He recommends leftists drop the liberal and socialist labels and transition fully to progressives.
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The race to predict our behavior: Tristan Harris testifies before Congress

The design ethicist did not hold back his concerns when talking to political leaders.

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  • Former Google design ethicist, Tristan Harris, recently spoke in front of Congress about the dangers of Big Tech.
  • Harris told senators that behavior prediction models are a troublesome part of design in the race for attention.
  • He warned that without ethical considerations, the dangers to our privacy will only get worse.
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Enter the Evergreen Prize to scale up your education non-profit!

The Evergreen National Education Prize offers monetary and promotional support to organizations helping low-income youths access education.

  • Big Think is highlighting worthy ventures that promote innovation and scale within educational programs.
  • The Evergreen National Education Prize will award a $100,000 top prize to an organization that helps low-income youths access college or vocational education.
  • Applications for this year's Evergreen Prize must be completed by July 12, 2019.
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