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Failing To Stand Up For The Vulnerable

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

Conflating refugees with immigrants gives away the notion that the Trump administration is motivated by animus not rational logic. Botching the rollout that left hundreds of travelers stranded with families split being apart, shows heartlessness.

Detroit Station: Man Who Blamed Mom's Death On Trump Lied About Date She Died (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

UPDATE: Feb. 1 ― Fox 2 Detroit reported Wednesday that a local Detroit man had lied in a interview in which he alleged his ailing mother had died in...

San Diego Museum Exhibit Defaced With Anti-Immigrant Messages

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Two anti-immigrant messages were found written on exhibition signs on Saturday at the New Americans Museum in San Diego. “Too much immigration! Go ...

2 Ways to be a positive change-maker: Reconciling conversations and peace-making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Beyond the post-election protests and celebrations lies a vital question. How do we move beyond the demonizing of one another that is a path to our m...

Donald Trump's Religious Bigotry Isn't New, But It's Still Dangerous

Brian Tashman | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Brian Tashman

A disloyal religion. A religion that mandates violence. A religion incompatible with freedom. A religion intent on overthrowing the government. A reli...

White Supremacists Think Their Man Won The White House

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

We can't afford to take these statements as the ravings of extremists on the fringes of society. They are now at the gates.

The Great Melting Pot

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Education
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

Like any great nation, America has a number of myths about itself. A great American myth portrays America as "the great melting pot," a gumbo of sorts, in which people come from all over the world, from different nations, ethnicities, and cultures, to become one.

Donald Trump's Vision for America: A Culture of Hate?

Ron Klink | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Ron Klink

As we enter the final stages of the Presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to intensify their attacks on one another.

Latinos Call Out Donald Trump For His Fear-Mongering Speech

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign came full circle on Thursday night, as the businessman and reality star officially accepted the Republican nomi...

The World's Four Donald Trumps

George Peknik | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
George Peknik

Here are three current mean-spirited, small-minded, and populist Donalds in that group.

Donald Trump and Why Political Incorrectness and Bullying Amount to the Same Thing

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Derek Penwell

How can people, who presumably have the freedom to choose otherwise, fall in line behind a guy who's pretty sure that Mussolini was tragically misunderstood?

It’s Time For Republicans To Answer For Their Standard-Bearer

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

That didn’t take long. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, following the Indiana GOP primary, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared Don...

Donald Trump and the 'Woman's Card': Why Men Need to Speak Up

Derek Penwell | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Derek Penwell

We've tried to instill that sense of equality in our kids from the time they were infants. But the world being what it is, we know they're inundated by a counter-narrative every day that reinforces women (and a lot of other people) as inferior. This point was driven home to me later in the evening by none other than Donald Trump himself.

'Is the Wall Here Yet?'

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

The nation's schoolchildren don't get to vote in November, but they're paying close attention to this year's presidential race. And large numbers of them are frightened by what they're hearing.

Ivana Trump Says We Need Immigrants To 'Clean Up After Us'

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Melania Trump may have defended her husband's divisive stance on immigration, but Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana Trump doesn't see eye to eye with the G...

When Did We Get to Be Better than God?

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Derek Penwell

God loves Muslims as much as Christians, LGBTQ people as much as straight folks, immigrants and refugees as much as US citizens, poor people as much as the rich. We should be exceedingly suspicious of any God who is more intellectually rigid than we are, who disapproves of all the same people we disapprove of.

Too Many People Are Still Waiting to Make America Great the First Time

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Derek Penwell

Folks who lived on the wrong side of the white, male Protestant divide for so many years aren't nearly as wistful about making "America great again," because such a call to nostalgia feels like a sentimentality they can ill afford to entertain.

Latino Celebrities Rip Into Donald Trump For 'Fear Mongering'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing "anti-immigrant fear mongering" by Republican presidential candidates, nearly two dozen Latino celebrities and civil rights leade...

Is Program Integrity Just Code for Anti-Immigrant?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 02.08.2017 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

The term "program integrity" has recently come into vogue to address the alleged rampant exploitation of the government's assistance. It has become clear, however, that when lawmakers discuss "program integrity," these are really just terms of art to justify denying immigrants access to federal programs.

The Monster of Our Own Creation

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

With our worship of wealth and our love of trash, combined with our historical racism and xenophobia, so entrenched that a Supreme Court justice feels free to spew racism from the bench, we run the risk of getting exactly the president that we deserve.

The Origins of Intolerance in America

John Tirman | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
John Tirman

In the last few weeks, the alarming rise of vitriolic anti-immigrant, xenophobic rhetoric from the right wing has alarmed a large segment of the American people, but equally disturbing is how much support these noxious views are getting from the public. After the civil rights achievements of the 1960s, it was widely assumed that tolerance and diversity would win the day. Many studies show that growing familiarity with the "other" typically yields more tolerant attitudes. But this recent spasm of hatred is shocking in its intensity and in the apparent rejection of that decades-long progress toward social peace. Many even call it fascism. Why has this reversal suddenly appeared?

The men uniting nativists and Islamophobes

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney has received more media attention than usual this week after Donald Trump cited Gaffney's Islamophobic p...

Why Roanoke's Mayor Should Apologize And Welcome Refugees

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

If anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate and fear are left unchecked, the consequences may undermine our Constitution and our democracy.

Zoe Saldana's Response To Anti-Immigrant Hate: ‘You Can’t Kill Us. You Can’t Send Us Back’

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.04.2015 | Latino Voices

Zoe Saldana is taking a bold stance against the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino comments that have been making headlines in recent months. In an in-de...

Sheriffs Join Hate Group on Southern Border

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).