Happy birthday, Patsy Mink! The late 12-term Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii was the first Asian American woman and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress.
She was a co-author of Title IX, the law that forbids discrimination based on sex in federally-funded education, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs in the Carter Administration.
What most people think causes homelessness:
- Poor money management
What actually causes homelessness:
- a racist criminal justice system
- the ‘war on drugs’
- health care and insurance costs
- the current federal minimum wage
- bankers being assholes
- no federal law protecting paid parental leave