It's a strategy that is not only unsuccessful with this extreme GOP, but it's an insult to those of us who have been viciously targeted by the GOP, whether we be women, LGBT, people of color or working people trying to make a decent wage.
Having practiced Judaism for nearly thirty years, I have performed the intricate tap dance of being a black person in the majority Jewish country, and I am reminded of my experiences as a black soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
We can't make it illegal for an Orthodox Jew to refuse to sit next to a woman on a plane, but we shouldn't have policies that honor his prejudice -- any more than we would provide sanctioned support for a passenger's desire not to sit next to a person who is Jewish, or black, or gay.
Nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage is a historic step towards full LGBT equality, but there's still much to be done. Intersectional advocacy isn't a prime focus of leading organizations yet; there are few organizations that focus only on serving transgender or bisexual Americans, and funding for LGBT advocacy at all levels is not completely equitable.
After the film's abrupt ending, audiences may wonder why Pankhurst or suffrage martyrs such as Emily Wilding Davison were not the subject of this well-intentioned and well-crafted production.
The religious views of some may make our blood boil, but allowing these views in the free marketplace of ideas is the price we pay for a vibrant secular democracy that we all desire. If we yield to the temptation of censoring the views that offends us, we risk being censored by those who may find our views offensive.
The classic historical fiction story, "Patience and Sarah," written by Alma Routsong under the pen name of Isabel Miller. It is based on the true story of painter Mary Ann Wilson and her lover and companion Miss. Brundage.
This week I talked with thespian Susan Claassen about her fabulous play "A Conversation With Edith Head" that runs October 21st to October 24th in Palm Springs, California.
All of those little mis-gendered pronouns and mis-gendered references to those of us who are already struggling to become or stay positive about our lives can be really destructive. And yes, just because you didn't mean for them to be, they are very hurtful.
In scores of countries around the world LGBT people are at a real risk of being discriminated against because of who they are. That is not acceptable for LGBT people living in those countries, but it is also not acceptable for LGBT people in this country.
As I observed Bonnie Allen's advocacy work, I learned the importance of building key strategic partnerships in order to address inequities and eradicate marginalization. Allen provides inspiration for attorneys to leverage their leadership skills to advance social change.
These new guidelines will have a disastrous effect on aspiring minority group members who want to be teachers, which should be enough to trigger the disparate impact clause Judge Wood cited in earlier cases.
"It could happen. Trump could get elected. Hitler was elected, you know," said an older friend of mine. My friend and I were sitting in a college classroom where we are taking a class together in anthropology and photography.
As they engaged with social media in a supportive environment, students began to realize that they can "be the change they wish to see in the world," as Gandhi advised.
The debate highlighted just how important it is to pressure candidates to focus on the issues progressives care about. That was evident when Hillary Clinton, in her opening remarks, was the only candidate to focus on the battles ahead over full equality for LGBT people.
If you are sick and tired of reading about Black lives, you may not be the one to ever pull the trigger, but you are contributing to the systemic acquiescence that injustice to others is tolerable and that racism is acceptable.