Lecture featuring NPR executive discusses women’s right to vote in 2020

first_imgGabrielle Penna | The Observer Speaker Kenya Young, class of 1994, and executive producer of the Morning Edition at NPR, along with Notre Dame professors Christiana Wolbrecht and Dianne Pinderhughes led a discussion regarding the history of women’s voting rights in America.The moderator Kenya Young, Notre Dame 1994 graduate and executive producer of “Morning Edition” at National Public Radio (NPR), opened the discussion by addressing the session’s aim. “Now more than ever, it is time for us to wrestle with these difficult topics and difficult issues, but to do so respectfully and with an open mind,” Young said. Young introduced the two speakers for the series’ fourth session: Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and Dianne Pinderhughes, presidential Faculty Fellow and professor of political science and Africana studies.Before diving into modern-day implications for women’s votes, Wolbrecht gave a brief history of how the 19th Amendment has increasingly impacted political turnouts over the years. “When women first got the right to vote in the 1920s, they were almost immediately described as a failure, and what that meant was that women did not seem to be taking up their right to vote,” Wolbrecht said. The turnout gap was not in favor of women as it is today, Wolbrecht said. “Black women have never stopped fighting for voting rights,” she said.For Black women, the 19th Amendment is a minuscule part of their fight for voting rights, Wolbrecht said.Pinderhughes elaborated on resistance Black women have faced in pursuit of a role in politics. “The 19th Amendment was passed, but when various state legislatures approved the amendment, the agreement was that there wouldn’t be an effort to permit Black women to vote,” Pinderhughes said. The point of legislation from the late 1890s, when southern states began to alter their constitutions, was to silence Black women’s voices, Pinderhughes said. Pinderhughes then turned the discussion to modern politics. “Now, with the decision by the Supreme Court in Holder v. Shelby County, the protection of the Voting Rights Act is no longer in place,” Pinderhughes said.  Pinderhughes said she sees issues with such actions. “There is no intervention on the part of the department of justice to monitor changes in voting laws,” Pinderhughes said. “[Southern states] have moved very quickly to put restrictions on, and change the law, again to make it more difficult and discourage Blacks from voting.”The discussion then pivoted towards the stereotypes around women voters. Pinderhughes noted there is a whole range of policy issues that affect how women function — they do not just care about one sector of politics. She noted everyday concerns such as nutrition, transportation and air quality, all of which impact a woman’s life. “We tend to narrow the orientation in terms of what it is that people think is important for women,” Pinderhughes said.Wolbrecht spoke about misconceptions and assumptions made regarding what actually concerns women. “We care about the economy, we care about healthcare, we care about the same issues that affect daily life that men do,” Wolbrecht said. “The reality is that women are placed differently in the economy. … Their evaluations of the economy, of what’s best for their family, of where they want to see government protection, is on average, slightly different from men’s.” After explaining the role gender differences have on political objectives, Wolbrecht turned towards speculations regarding the 2020 election. Policy changes, to Pinderhughes, negatively impact the Black voter community. “Access to voting rights is a concern in the sense that with Holder v. Shelby County, protection, under section four of the right voting act, is no longer offered,” Pinderhughes said. Young then turned towards Wolbrecht, asking what then needed to be done. “We are nowhere close to being done,” Wolbrecht said. She explained that the constitution does not include the affirmative right to vote, which does not require states, counties or municipalities to ensure the right to vote — accountability she wishes existed. Pinderhughes said that in addition to this legal framework, “what needs to happen at present is for the tensions that remain between and among women of color to be addressed.”Tags: bridging the divide, voting 2020, voting myths Two Notre Dame political scientists discussed the 19th Amendment and women’s role in elections over the past 100 years during a Monday evening lecture called “The 19th Amendment and the Myth that All Women Vote the Same.” The discussion was part of the Bridging the Divide lecture series sponsored by the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. last_img read more

UFC faces Eminem curse; fan creates compelling theory to prove it

first_img MMA fighters, who often use music by Eminem for walkouts, are supposedly destined to lose their fights. An MMA fan has decided to put together a record of all the fighters who walked out to Eminem songs and lost their bouts. This was an attempt to prove that the Eminem curse is real in MMA. The spreadsheet has a total of 188 entries recorded till date and it keeps an account of all the fighters who have used Eminem’s music. 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal excites fans by challenging Floyd Mayweather for a 2020 fight SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Nick Diaz plots revenge against Jorge Masvidal in 2020, begins preparing furiously The Eminem curse runs wild on UFC fightersThe sheet has been created by a fan named Jei who has explained the Eminem MMA curse in great detail on his forum. According to the data, the fighters who have used Eminem songs have won only 45% of their fights. That’s less than half their fights! It seems like the Real Slim Shady has been unlucky and put down a lot of good fighters over the years who decided to walk out to his music.Also Read | Tyson Fury In MMA: Darren Till Says That There Is A 70% Chance That Fury Fights In UFC Danish Ansari WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV First Published: 28th November, 2019 22:25 IST Last Updated: 28th November, 2019 22:25 IST UFC Faces Eminem Curse; Fan Creates Compelling Theory To Prove It UFC News: There is an interesting theory in MMA — The Eminem Curse; a fan study claims that MMA fighters who walk out to Eminem songs tend to lose their fights Also Read | UFC News: Mike Tyson Has Some Advice For Embattled Conor McGregorThe Eminem curse – A myth or a superstition?It is a detailed excel sheet that was created some years ago with the first entry being that of the 2005 clash between Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort at UFC 51. The former scored a victory after walking out to Mosh by Eminem. The latest entry is that of UFC FN 164 where Andre Muniz walked out to Lose Yourself by Eminem and defeated Antonio Arroyo. The data features some of the most notable names which involve the likes of Nate Diaz, Francis Ngannou, Jeremy Stephens, and Anthony Pettis amongst many others.Also Read | Nate Diaz Has A Major Compliment For Bitter UFC Rival Conor McGregor 9 months ago UFC: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov promo will give you goosebumps 9 months ago Nate Diaz has a major compliment for bitter UFC rival Conor McGregor Written By WATCH US LIVE While it may just happen to be a superstition, it does seem to hold some truth (unfortunately for Eminem and the fighters). Also Read | Eminem Calls Out The Mumble Rappers In His 2018 Kamikaze Album last_img read more

FSB takes control of ‘in administration’ Black Type

first_img Sports betting technology supplier FSB has issued a corporate statement on the website of white label sportsbook Black Type (BlackType.bet), confirming that the racing specialist bookmaker has entered administration and will ‘wind down all business affairs’.Black Type management’s decision has forced FSB to take control of the sportsbook to protect all customer funds and honour all open wagers.“We want to assure you that this will not impact the account that you hold on the BlackType.bet website or app,” read FSB’s statement. “Your funds are safe and any unsettled bets or pending withdrawals will continue to be honoured by FSB as they always have been.”As the white-label supplier of Black Type’s UK sportsbook licence, FSB informs customers that the bookmaker operated as a ‘marketing partner promoting its wagering services’.“The terms and conditions on the BlackType.bet website make it clear that you are gambling with FSB and that FSB is the merchant of record for all deposits and withdrawals,” it added.“What this news means for you as a customer using the BlackType branded website and mobile apps is that you will not be affected in any way. Your standing remains unaffected and you can continue to use your account as normal.”The Black Type brand was founded by the enterprise team of Dave Gowers (CEO) and Craig Nicholson (COO) in 2016, launching the UK’s first racing specific sportsbook on the FSB platform.Seeking to cater for ‘underserved’ UK pro racing punters, Black Type management emphasised that the bookmaker would ‘never restrict winning accounts’.Gowers and Nicholson would depart the business in 2018, with former Totesport executive Keith Oliver taking leadership of Black Type new Chief Executive.It has been reported that the increased regulatory pressures on the betting sector pushed Black Type management into administration. FSB teams up with Cricket.com to launch predictions game June 18, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Share Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020last_img read more