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The Case for Spending Way More on Babies

Annie Lowrey The Atlantic
Rx Kids has started sending $1,500 to every pregnant person in Flint, Michigan, and $500 a month for their child’s first year. It is a “prescription” against poverty, says pediatrician Hanna-Attisha. It's something the whole country should do.

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The Invisible Slaughter of Palestinian Children

Charles Hirschkind Informed Comment
According to the charity Save the Children, “More children have been killed in the Gaza Strip over the last three weeks than in every other armed conflict annually since 2019.”


Before I Was a Gazan

Naomi Shihab Nye Voices in the Air
The poet Naomi Shihab Nye expresses a child’s sense of helplessness, trapped by politics and war.

Does Roblox Make Money From Child Labor?

Roblox is a social platform where users, mostly kids, build games for other kids to play, getting compensated in scraps while the corporation rakes in billions of dollars. 

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Jay A. Fernandez ACLU Magazine
The I-81 project, completed in 1968—and Syracuse remains one of the most segregated cities in the country, with the highest concentration of poverty among communities of color, and the highest rates of lead poisoning in children. This was by design.

‘War Against the Children’

Zach Levitt, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Simon Romero and Tim Wallace New York Times
The Native American boarding school system — a decades-long effort to assimilate Indigenous people before they ever reached adulthood — robbed children of their culture, family bonds and sometimes their lives.
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