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A German Law Rectifies Racism, Legitimizes Sexism

Posted December 10, 2010 | 11:41:31 (EST)

Recently I sought to apply for dual German citizenship through a law intended to return citizenship not only to those who had it revoked under National Socialism but also to their descendants. As I learned, the law, intended to redress anti-Semitism, perpetuates sexism. Its impact is not only discriminatory; in...

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Why the Past Is Not the Past in Zimbabwe

Posted March 4, 2010 | 14:52:54 (EST)

The Obama administration is encouraging Zimbabweans to move beyond the human rights violations committed by President Robert Mugabe and members of his political party ZANU-PF. As U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray stated in December: "The more people cling to historical symbols and dwell on the past the less progress...

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