Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence from British rule using non-violent civil disobedience. In addition, he has inspired civil rights movements in Africa, the African diaspora and across the world. He appeared until recently to be as close to a secular saint as anyone the 20th century has produced.
Some positive things actually came out of the Kim Davis debacle. For one thing, I experienced seeing someone who may be changing his mind about LGBT rights.
Solely using this terminology, especially as a way to recruit new feminists, is contributing to the growth of white feminism: the exclusion of women who do not identify with the gender binary, non-Western women and women of color from the mainstream movement.
Diego made history in 2009 as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill and for historically testifying in 2008 to the U.S. House on ENDA.
Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.
There are more than 70 countries where it is illegal to be LGBT and eight where state-sanctioned death penalty is the punishment.
Sanders should learn from what happened with Black Lives Matter. A candidate can't rely on people knowing what he's done in the past and needs to both speak about that past record and about what he's going to do right now.
No other candidate, Democratic or Republican, has endorsed proposals as distinctively tailored to contemporary concerns within this state as Bernie Sanders. For that reason, North Carolinians ought not to miss out on the unique opportunity that could very well be a Bernie Sanders presidency.
The other day I was passing through a coffee shop whose entrance adjoins the entrance to my office building. The entrance to the building was blocked ...
Many European organizations, the Open Society Foundation among them, have put a great deal of money and energy into addressing the issue of Roma. Some progress has been made. And yet, for the vast majority of Roma, inclusion remains a distant goal.
Sandra Bland's family has filed a wrongful death suit, but the Department of Justice should conduct an independent investigation into Bland's death and an independent prosecutor should handle the case
Maybe he thought that successful musicians don't play guitar on benches. Maybe in his mind guests at the Grand Hyatt aren't usually in jeans and a T-shirt. Or maybe, in his mind, guests at the grand Hyatt aren't usually black.
Governor Huckabee, what's going on? Are you running for President of the United States of America, or for a primetime slot on cable news? I think you are overstating the courage of Kim Davis and misrepresenting Christ.
This week I talked with Filmmaker Kate Geis about her documentary Paul Taylor: Creative Domain and John Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation.
The principle of equal justice under the law must be constantly defended; issues like racial profiling, indefinite detention, and due process demand our attention today. That too is Min Yasui's legacy.
Students of history confidently know it's not martyrdom that future generations will think of when they look back at the legacy of Kim Davis. Here's a look at a few of the others whose ranks Ms. Davis may be joining.