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Tale of 2 Shoemakers: A Century of Nativist Prejudice

Maria Laurino | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Maria Laurino

As Europe and America are once again rattled with fear that disenfranchised immigrants and war-ravaged refugees will turn into radical jihadists, and two-thirds of Republican voters in New Hampshire say they support a ban on Muslims entering the country, let's not make the same mistake of tarnishing an entire group for the beliefs of the few.

ACLU Sues Obama For Targeting Muslims After He Decried Targeting Muslims

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, seeking information about government programs that unfairly target&nbs...

Will the One, True God Please Stand Up?

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I wonder what good is our worship, the worship of Christians, because I wonder which God we are worshiping. We are worshipers; we do, as a rule, go ...

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

Do Not Target Our Children, Do Not Make Our Teachers Government Puppets

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Yolanda Rondon

In a request to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Representative Bennie Thompson called on a complete review and privacy assessment of the FBI's "Don't Be a Puppet" web-based program, including its use of the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment (VERA).

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

Serious Debate on Caste Discrimination in India

Varun Gupta | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Varun Gupta

A lot has been said and written about caste discrimination in the aftermath of tragic suicide of Rohith Vemula. However, as always, the debate has ha...

Why A Man Is Suing Yahoo For Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.07.2016 | Business

A man is suing Yahoo for gender discrimination -- and his claim might not be as absurd as it sounds. Discriminating against men just because they're ...

Europe Welcomed Me As a Refugee, And It Can Do The Same For Thousands More

European Horizons | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

In 1993, Sweden decided to offer permanent resident status and asylum to 80,000 refugees fleeing the war in Yugoslavia. I was one of them.

Uprooting Social Discrimination

Brandon Staglin | Posted 02.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brandon Staglin

Yes, I often have more to do than time to do it, and yes, chronological pressure can steal my civility, but I thank God that I can still recognize the things that matter.

Enough is Enough: Stop Trying to Legalize Discrimination

Daniel Brewster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Daniel Brewster

We can't afford this type of loss in West Virginia. More importantly we cannot continue to send the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against people in this state as a result of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Barbie's New Look Is Not A Sign Of Progress

Micaela Connery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Micaela Connery

I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.

The Myth of Equality in the U.S. Workplace

JoAnn Kamuf Ward | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
JoAnn Kamuf Ward

Women in the United States have strived for, and achieved, equality in many areas, and have some freedoms that are unparalleled in many countries around the world. However, despite the United States' array of legal protections, women continue to face barriers to equality and the full enjoyment of their human rights.

The Lairds Came To America!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

249 years ago during a bitterly cold January and February, they were on two ships...Samuel Laird, 41, his wife, Margaret Gibson, 36, and their three s...

Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

Three Black Women Claim They Were Beaten By White Students On A Bus

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

Three black female State University of New York Albany students alleged they were victims of a hate crime when a group of white students harassed and ...

The White House Wants To Know What Your Company Pays Women And Minorities

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that it plans to start collecting data on the earnings of women and minorities at large U.S. companies in order to a...

Disability: A New Campaign Issue About Not-so-new Concerns

David Pettinicchio | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
David Pettinicchio

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton recently proposed increased early screenings and more resources for treating autism.

Stacey Dash and Whoopi Goldberg Are Both Right About BET

Randy Paul Oetinger | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Randy Paul Oetinger

Stacey Dash confuses me. For that matter, so does Ben Carson. They are both voices for the conservative political caucus, Dash on Fox and Carson as a presidential candidate. What I cannot grasp is their staunch advocacy on behalf of extreme conservatives given the history of that movement.

Hell

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 01.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

What does hell look like? Is it fiery and hot or dark and cold? Does it exist at all outside of our minds? I visited hell in 1992. It was in an ...

Sexism Against Men? I Wish.

Barbara Holm | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Barbara Holm

I acknowledge as a white, cisgender person that my beliefs come from a ridiculously privileged place. I understand that white feminists' voices have flooded civil rights conversation over the last couple years. That being said... If someone tells you that they are offended by something... just believe them.

Subtle Discrimination in A Male-Dominated Workplace

Lindsay Rosasco | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Lindsay Rosasco

After getting my master's degree in teaching, I was fortunate to land a job in a school management company, and oddly enough, I was the only woman ...

Framing Islamophobia as a Bruising Public Health Concern

Hina Tai | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Hina Tai

Despite the available data, the public health angle to combating Islamophobia has been underutilized in mainstream efforts. And in the public health sphere, research examining nuanced manifestations of Islamophobia has been understudied and regrettably ignored.

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.