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Bathroom Laws Policing Our Genitals

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This sort of inaction by lawmakers makes it increasingly unsafe and difficult for our transgender denizens.

The High Cost of Refugee Discrimination

Lindsay Stark | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Stark

Discrimination against displaced people is not limited to Europe and the U.S. of course, and it extends well beyond hateful political rhetoric. In truth, millions of refugees around the world face discrimination and the fear behind it on a daily basis.

From Apartheid to Accompaniment States of America

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

This reflection is written from South Africa, where the author is currently co-teaching "The Struggle to Be Well", a study-away course offered by Gust...

"Microaggression:" Allow It to Pass or Make a Fuss?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

These experiences inform me about our diversity. We claim to celebrate our differences. Our respect for one another requires constant effort. It does not come easy.

David Bowie: Memories of 'China Girl'

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

The song my sisters liked was "China Girl." They were four beautiful girls -- eminently dateable -- and I was their youngest brother, their pet. They weren't allowed to go off with strange boys. My parents were very strict. But they dated anyway, secretly, and I was their alibi.

Fighting Fear

Rumni Saha | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

Today in my classroom, I was reminded once again of the vison and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that made it possible for a minority teac...

A Legal Overview of Religious Discrimination in Employment

Brad Reid | Posted 01.16.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, among other requirements, prohibits discrimination in employment based upon religion for covered em...

Rainbow-Effect Bias: How to Network in a White Job Market

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Jobs flow like an ethnoracial rainbow, perpetuating the makeup of an occupation, a workplace etc. Why?

Following Anti-Semitic Attacks In Marseille, Jewish Leaders Divided Over Skullcap

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

MARSEILLE, France -- After a teenager used a machete to injure a Jewish teacher wearing a kippa, or skullcap, on Monday in France, the coun...

When Men And Women Work Together, Guess Who Gets The Recognition?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.&n...

5 Things We Hope to Hear in the President's State of the Union Speech

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

President Obama has said that his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12 will be framed around "the big things" he sees as being priorities in the years to come, rather than taking a policy-centric approach to the speech. He has said that there is more work that needs to be done, and we agree.

A Conversation on Maple Street

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Jasmine Jaksic

If you have lived in United States long enough and happen to be a non-white immigrant, chances are that you have been subject to some level of discriminatory remarks. I can attest to this and so can most of you.

The Psychology Behind a New Era of Civil Rights Challenges

Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

'I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me' declared the protagonist of Ralph Ellison's groundbreaking 1950s novel Invisible ...

That Time David Bowie Called Out MTV For Racism

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

A 1983 MTV interview with David Bowie is making its rounds on the Internet Monday, a day after the legendary singer's death.  In the video interv...

Black Hospital Patients Given Cold Shoulder In Disturbing New Study

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science

Could the color of your skin affect the medical care you get at the end of your life? A disturbing new study published in the January issue of t...

Sledgehammers and Rights: The Double Standards of the Religious Right

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Dr. Paul Church tried to pretend his concerns were "medical" in nature because the gay "lifestyle" is deadly. Oddly, he accompanied this with quotes from the Bible -- hardly a source of medical wisdom.

How Carrie Fisher Is Leading The Fight Against Ageism

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.09.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

It's illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention. There are laws banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age in the U.S. as well as the U.K. However, these laws don't mean that ageism doesn't exist in more subtle ways.

Let's Help Heal Rudolph

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.29.2015 | Media
Mary Walker Baron

Both the story and the song of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" are ingrained in our Christmas holiday narrative. This seemingly innocent and harmless Christmas song, under closer examination, is neither innocent nor harmless. In fact, it contains an insidious message that legitimizes cruelty and stigmatizes diversity.

When Discrimination Costs $400 Billion Annually

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cianciotto

For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTIQ issues. In opening remarks, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft made it clear that members states are obliged to protect the human rights of LGBTIQ people.

Donald Trump Isn't Re-Envisioning the Future - He's Re-Living the Past

Sarika Arya | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Sarika Arya

When it comes to Trump, it is easy to vilify and jump on the backlash bandwagon, but it has been comparatively more difficult for Americans to vocalize their mortification for what has already happened.

Judge Stands Up For Constitutional Rights Of Muslims

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

The Massachusetts Supreme Court chief justice has issued a powerful and encouraging reminder to Muslims amid a wave of Islamaphobic sentiment: The U....

A Letter from George Washington To Donald Trump

Noam Schimmel | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Noam Schimmel

In August of 1790 President George Washington wrote a letter to the Touro Synagogue of Newport Rhode Island. Like most American Jews at the time and ...

New Jersey Teacher Says She Was Fired After Showing A Video Of Malala

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

A New Jersey public high school teacher has filed a lawsuit against her former school and some of its administrators claiming that she was let go fro...

Working Parents Get Big Boost From New York City

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

You can no longer get fired in New York City for needing to take your child to the doctor.  The New York City Council passed legislation on Wedn...

Not My Faith

Rev. Bryant Oskvig | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Bryant Oskvig

Because I work with an Imam at Georgetown University and have a number of personal relationships with Muslims, I am asked every time an act associated with Islamic extremism occurs, "Why don't the Muslims condemn the violence?"