We hear political pundits saying it is a mistake to compromise. It is important to hold firm on principles, but in most instances, it is possible to reach consensus. There are multiple examples, starting with our founding fathers, of people in government that held very firm views on various issues, but made compromises to reach consensus.
It behooves us all to take another look at the bravery, the agony, and the hope of that very different time, and do what we can to reabsorb its lessons.
School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.
Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.
History should not be rewritten or reinterpreted because of an ideological agenda. We want young people to learn the truth about our history. We learn from our history and it can guide us to do more and to do better.
Because we have already called for an end to mass incarceration, but, though there has been progress, our elected local, state and especially federal officials haven't gone far enough.
I am deeply troubled by your sudden quietness in the midst of such powerful youth activism against police brutality and state violence. The killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has awakened a movement, yet you are silent. Other members of the black entertainment industry have contributed in various ways, yet you are ghost.
Two places where same-sex couples have now married carry particular meaning for us: Milwaukee and Kansas City, our two hometowns. Although we have lived in California for over 30 years, we are still Midwesterners too.
First, the simple declaration that one should not "dare" compare anything is disingenuous. One can and should "dare" to compare anything one wishes. This is called free speech. Of course, that does not mean one is right. It means one has issued an opinion.
This week I have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration reminding all of us that most of the freedoms we ...
The conversation about privilege threatens to cut off the legs of the feminist movement before it can even crawl (yes -- crawl, we're in 2014 and birth control is seen by many as a dirty word.) Privilege is weighing us down. By us I mean all of us -- all feminists.
(Serena Sebring) From Gay Marriage to Ferguson: LGBTQ Organizing and Black Liberation In 2012, Southerners On New Ground (SONG) organized against A...
Today's headlines grab our attention, and often result in needed action. What's so much harder is for us to see and respond to the silent crises that already damage the lives of millions in our midst.
We live in a time where the very freedom to express our respective faith values stands threatened -- a road we have never been down before.
LGBT people still have plenty of struggles in the United States, including even here in New York. But many of our challenges pale by comparison with the atrocious - and often worsening -- circumstances facing LGBT people in many other countries.
On November 14, 2008, Dwight DeLee fired a shotgun at close range at my two children. Both were hit and both were wounded. My son, Mark, overcame his injury and shock enough to drive my daughter, Lateisha, to our home to get help.