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Political Correctness and Bigotry

Terry Newell | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Where "political correctness" goes too far, the solution is "correct politics" -- civic engagement that is ethical, respectful and honorable. That is what anyone running for president should demonstrate and demand.

Could The Orlando Shootings Be The Smelling Salt We Need?

Kristen Lee | Posted 06.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Kristen Lee

This is the worst wrap-up of gay pride week imaginable. A week that commemorates and celebrates the vast spectrum of human identity. One that showcases the power of love, community, and honoring our truths. And now this.

In Response to the Tragedy in Orlando - America Should Launch a New War - Against Intolerance and Hate Speech

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One thing is certain: intolerance and hatred inevitably lead to violence and death. Our primary response to the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub must be to rededicate ourselves to creating a culturally diverse society that is based on tolerance and respect for other religions, sexual orientations, races and life styles.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

If You Still Support Trump After Everything He's Said, You're a Bigot

Carbonated.TV | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

The American public needs to have an imperative awakening: Supporters of Donald Trump can no longer be defended, or justified, or simply considered "rebellious."

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Donald Trump Is Building a Wall

Frank Islam | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

America did not become the great nation it is because of walls.

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...

All the Biased Judges

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

I built this huge, expensive, beautiful house using the best materials and workmanship money can buy. The buyer, a Muslim, has filed a stupid lawsuit...

Ice Cream Parlor Responds Perfectly To Anti-Muslim Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Yasmin Nouh | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

As a Muslim woman who wears the headscarf in America, 22-year-old Nura Takkish says she expects to be the target of Islamophobia -- just not when she ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation watched as the #NeverTrump movement folded faster than one of the presumptive nominee's beachfront developments. As many tried to explain away Trump's reckless, racist extremism, a few put principle over party. The wife of former Republican Senator Bob Bennett, who died on May 4, revealed that her husband spent his dying hours reaching out to Muslims. "He would go to people with the hijab [on] and tell them he was glad they were in America," she told the Daily Beast. "He wanted to apologize on behalf of the Republican Party." In the U.K., Prime Minister David Cameron called Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., "divisive, stupid and wrong." Trump's reply was that he didn't think he and Cameron would "have a very good relationship." The press is also doing its part to whitewash extremism. The New York Times called Trump's racism "a reductive approach to ethnicity," and said Trump's attitude toward women is "complex" and "defies simple categorization," as if sexism is suddenly as complicated as string theory. Not everybody's going along. Bob Garfield, co-host of "On the Media," warned the press of the danger of normalizing Trump. "Every interview with Donald Trump, every single one should hold him accountable for bigotry, incitement, juvenile conduct and blithe contempt for the Constitution," he said. "The voters will do what the voters will do, but it must not be, cannot be because the press did not do enough."

Thoughts on Racism and God from my Trip to the Cadaver Lab

Jeff Wald | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Jeff Wald

Many years ago a friend who was at Stony Brook University invited me to his cadaver lab. As any sane person would, I readily accepted. I mean, who wou...

Trump's Brand of Bigotry Isn't Going Away. So Neither Are We.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I'm not sure Donald Trump has the personal conviction to be a racist. He just sells racism -- and that's worse. Trump's racial, religious, and gender bigotry will lose him many religious Americans, including those whom the media has often called "values voters."

Learning From the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, How to Confront Racism and Bigotry

Noam Schimmel | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

It is time to close the gulf and reaffirm principles of equality, justice, and respect for difference. Honesty rather than denial, dissembling, and attacking those who have experienced and/or witnessed anti-Jewish abuse is a fundamental prerequisite for doing so.

Donald Trump and the Hatriots

Marty Rudoy | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

There is a saying that if you go to bed with dogs, you wake up with fleas. Some of the people Donald Trump is in bed with are racist, anti-semitic dogs. He's either got to use repellent and reject them, or be repellent to good people.

Come November, Where Will Donald Trump Be?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While Trump has demonized plenty of Muslim-Americans, come November let us especially remember that there are white headstones at Arlington National Cemetery marking the final resting places of young Muslim-American men who gave their lives for their country.

THE NARROW VIEW: The Architecture of Intolerance

Ted Gup | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Ted Gup

History is replete with instances of believers convinced they can identify God's blunders, separating the human wheat from the chaff.

Cruz Reminds Us That Social Conservatism Has Roots in Prejudice

Eoin Higgins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

It's been well established that all Ted Cruz is doing is reminding Americans that social conservatism was born in anti-integration politics and anti-gay hysteria.

The Bigotry Within

Wasique Mirza | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Wasique  Mirza

Of all the vices, harbored within the myriad of human obsessions, bigotry has always found its place with love, hate and vengeance among the very top.

An Open Letter to Donald Trump From an American Government Teacher

Nick Gregory | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Nick Gregory

Mr. Trump, you have put me in a precarious position as a professional educator. My ability to remain neutral, as you brazenly assault the American values I have spent my career promoting, became more difficult every time you found a microphone.

Mississippi Legislature OKs Bill to Ban Leavened Bread, Eating Shellfish, Shaving, and Wearing Polyester

Christopher Lamb | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

The Mississippi Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday that gives the state the power to ban anything that is prohibited by The Bible. The Bible also calls for executing anyone who works on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14).

Will Transhumanism Change Racism in the Future?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A future transhumanist? -- CCO Public Domain Despite decades of progress, racism and bigotry are still prevalent in the United States. Often, they ...

The End of Overt Racism?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

You see, another possibility -- the far more optimistic one -- is that we are witnessing the final pathetic spasms of overt bigotry in American life, or at least prejudice on a grand scale.

Religious Freedom (to Burn Our Own Wtches) - Song of the Week

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

I wrote a eulogy song for Jesse Helms (sixteen years before he died) which contained the lyric, "He carefully separated Church and State / One at seve...

True American Faces: Trump's Followers Do Not Represent America

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

They do not fit the mold of who I would like to believe are Trump supporters. I would've never pegged them as bigoted, racist, uneducated, or ignorant based on my previous interactions with them. Yet, they are fine with Trump as president, actually, they would love to see him as president.