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Stand Still

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

I know more than I wish that I knew about scarcity and it is very frightening to think about not having the ability to provide shelter and food for yourself and those that you love. Though I have not been homeless, my family was quite poor and we had times when there was no food.

Scenes From a Class Struggle Starring Marianne Faithfull

Larry Womack | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

In the past, I have flirted with ideas of attending Lucinda Williams and Leonard Cohen shows in the same town, but each time concluded that the journey was just too long. Faithfull plays San Francisco or Oakland most every year. Is one more show really worth the bother?

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

When in Boystown: Don't Create Racism, Create Change

Nico Lang | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It's been almost a year since Take Back Boystown took off, and all of us still have so much work to do to build a better community. We need to stand together, or we need to stop calling ourselves a community.

Are You An Elitist For Judging The Moms On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'? | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents

I'm well aware that my judging the pageant moms is hypocritical. After all, I watch the show. But is it classist?

Disrupting the Discourse and Discussing the Undiscussable

Laurel Schwartz | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Laurel Schwartz

If I am unsure of how to broach issues of race and class with my peers in the safety of my grad school classrooms, how will I be able to lead these conversations in a school?

OWS Triumphant: Obama, Romney and the Politics of Inequality

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What Obama's doing is forcing a debate about the most fundamental question before the nation: Do we govern in the interest of the 1 percent or do we govern in the interest of the 99 percent?

Stop the Presses: The Rich Get Richer

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The New York Times published an op-ed titled "The Rich Get Even Richer." I guess their next scoops will be "Hudson River Full of Water" and "Pope Benedict XVI Is Catholic."

How the $640,000,000 Might Have Ruined Your Life

William Rose | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
William Rose

That's just the thing about winning the lottery: winning it makes you rich, not wealthy. There is no more honor in luck than there is happiness in money.

Think Again: Money Talks, Media Balks

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Instead of seeking remedies to this ongoing problem, the putative guardians of our democratic principles, rights and responsibilities -- the United States Supreme Court -- has chosen to vastly exacerbate the situation.

Downton Abbey Season Two, Episode Two: A World Fueled by Class

Tom & Lorenzo | Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment
Tom & Lorenzo

Whether its an attempt to hold on to the status quo in a world determined to shatter it or the last gasp of an aristocracy angrily slapping away the elements seeking to dissolve it, the upper classes got the upper hand this time around, which isnʼt exactly surprising.

We Had an Agreement: The Results of Being Played

Kenneth Kales | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We the people were heroic in rescuing so many Type A's and their financial sectors. I say heroic only because our act now seems selfless. It wasn't supposed to be that way. We had an agreement.

Working for Safety in Lakeview

Erica Chu | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago
Erica Chu

I've heard over and over again that those rallying for increased safety measures are not making any statements about race or class -- they just want safety. I believe that they do want and should work to make Lakeview safer.

The Hidden Truth About Chatham

Zack Isaacs | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

For years, Chatham has been the premier black community on the South Side with nice homes and manicured lawns. But some residents feel their "grass wa...

Does America's Obsession With Entitlement Fuel Racism?

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gil Laroya

America, considered by the world as the "land of the free and home of the brave". But does this saying come with some sort of social guarantee? If you...

An Ode to Black Women and a Fair, Firm Message to ALL Others

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a Black woman in America, I have never known a time in my life when I have felt more unsafe, vulnerable and unprotected. This acute sense of insecu...

How Breitbart Won -- and Why We Must Rethink "Racism"

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

What the right wants us to forget is that race relations are rooted in systems, and that not all racism is individual, intentional and overt.

The American Economy and the American Dream

Joe Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Costello

Clayton County, a majority black district abutting Atlanta, is about to have is about to have its public transportation system cancelled, according to a must-read article in the LA Times.

What is Rankism and Why Do We "Do" It?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Rankism is an assertion of superiority. It typically takes the form of putting others down. It's what "Somebodies" do to "nobodies." It turns out that rankism is the source of most man-made suffering.

Race: Are We Over It? Event Offers Lively Discussion About Segregation, Race Relations In Chicago And Beyond

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Diana Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit When Barack Obama was elected, many people wanted to shout "racism no longer exists!" from...

Embracing Feminism 20 Years Later

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

Black women experienced a more intense form of oppression than that of white women and our feminist struggle would be far more complicated and intense.

Pro Mujer: Journey Towards Women's Empowerment In Latin America

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Pro Mujer is helping some of the poorest women in Latin America to increase their income, develop their full potential, and claim their basic human rights, enabling them to become agents of change.

The Gates Arrest: Racism? Not so much. Classism? You betcha!

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zondra Hughes

This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.

Class Insults Unite: "Wearing A Flag Pin And Showing His Crack"

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Williams

Obama's doing a great job keeping the focus on the economy. Let's not blow it on the cultural front.