7 People Talk About Not Being Able to Make Rent During a Pandemic
Some have been on a rent strike, some are on the verge of eviction, some are dealing with landlords who suggest letting a stranger's family move in to help share the cost of rent.
11 People Talk About Confronting Racist Salary Discrimination at Work
"My boss told me I wouldn't be getting a promotion or pay raise that cycle. I asked for some feedback, and he said I lacked 'polish.' When I asked what that meant, he said, 'You know, your hair, and stuff.'"
10 Newly Unemployed People on What It's Like to Lose Your Job in a Pandemic
"Relying on a social safety net with rent relief or universal healthcare—especially in this busted-ass country—is downright unfathomable."
7 People on What It's Like to Break Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic
"It was a deep, raw, emotional conversation, and the FaceTime aspect definitely added a weird element of sterility."
13 Essential Workers Describe What Their Lives Are Like Right Now
"Workers consistently ask our bosses to reduce public access, remaining open but preventing customers from aimlessly wandering our aisles and increasing our risk of infection. They refuse."
9 People on Being Trapped Between Work, High-Risk Caregiving, and COVID-19
"Mom doesn't leave the house except to see her main doctor. I keep hand sanitizer in my Uber since I can't afford to stop driving. We're not sure what else to do."
5 Horror Stories About the Cost of Health Care Even When You Have Insurance
"After a car accident, an emergency services bill grew to $75,000. We decided declaring bankruptcy was our only option."
6 People Describe Being Stopped and Frisked When Bloomberg Was Mayor of NYC
“We heard someone scream, ‘Hey!’ I didn’t turn around, but one of my friends did—thank God, because the person yelling was a cop with his gun drawn on us.”
A Guide to Bystander Intervention Without Calling the Cops
If you think police may make a tense situation more dangerous, try bystander intervention, a harm-prevention strategy based on helping out in the moment.
7 Americans on the Islamophobia They Faced at Home Because of War Abroad
To better understand how conflict with Iran might lead to a spike in domestic hatred, I asked other young Muslims about their personal experiences of bigotry during wartime.