White supremacy refers to a racial hierarchy in which whiteness sits atop of. The United States was founded on a system--legally, culturally, economically, and politically--of white male upper class supremacy. All of these remain today.
Standing in the shadows next to happy couples celebrating their love and marriage benefits is something no one wants to talk about: in establishing a legal foundation for marriages that last, the marriage equality movement also has laid a safe, clear, and legal path for those people like Tracie and me, who have decided to divorce.
Everyday, dozens of Black men and women are being killed by other Black men and women and although the circumstances that have created these realities may not be our fault, the solvency must be. If not us, then who?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
Scholars remind us that courses within the humanities that connect current sociopolitical concerns juxtaposed with the need to educate an increasingly diverse student population is key to the future of higher education.
While a squatting movement that emerged in the mid-1980s was met with hostility, taking over unused spaces in the wake of the global crisis was not seen as a selfish act so much as a desperate one.
We cannot seek to prevent the collapse of communities we deem valuable while ignoring the ones that produced these issues. We forget that there are people who are dying who have lived lives that we do not understand and who have people who love them as much as we love those around us and that this lack of connection with those affected prohibits us from developing comprehensive solutions.
Pakistan. It may be one of the most misunderstood countries around and it is certainly easy to see why when you hit the layman's ceiling of knowledge in about ten seconds.
Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.
Just as nuclear weapons threatened global catastrophe 30 years ago, so climate change threatens all of us now. Global warming means more flooding and bigger storms. We see severe weather events hitting the news with greater regularity.
You say that black youth have "no spirit." When, may I ask, is the last time you sat down and chatted with a group of young black people, or any young people of color?
Overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States -- more than car accidents or gun homicides. Simply put, addiction is a national health crisis, not a crime, and it deserves national attention and a unified response.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: w...
There's something I need to tell you all about myself. Recently, I've become one of those people with clipboards who stands on the sidewalk near Union Square.
Poverty is the root of countless conflict, and this human affliction will continue to be an exploitable phenomenon until the world wakes up and starts investing in both people and planet.
Legalizing same-sex marriage is a huge victory, but it is not the finish line of justice. Inequality takes many forms, and people are still waiting on their ability to live freely, safely, or, just to live.