We women must either speak up more passionately and reclaim our own historical agency by overturning recent injustices, or we condemn our daughters to refight the very battles we once had every reason to think we had won.
many social movements of the last few decades have attempted to appropriate this term as their own. Among the latest to claim the power of the civil rights movement are those who advocate for immigration reform.
Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.
A true leader sees the responsibility of leadership as asking hard questions and forcing people out of their comfort zone. We need to see clearly as citizens that going through significant discomfort will be the only path to the change we deserve.
In a season of political discontent -- trivialities and distractions, renewed culture wars and the rebirth of regressive impulses -- these books remind us what is really at stake in political participation and democratic tension.
The Tea Party has pointed out how absent we've been in building a common narrative about modern American citizenship. But the American people long for a novel, not a sitcom. It's time for the rest of us to step up.
"Back of the line" carries denigrating racial undertones rooted in America's past. The term assures a frustrated non-Latino electorate that unauthorized immigrants will be punished and remain second-class residents.