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Gabriel Aubry And The Unbearable Whiteness Of Being

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vanessa Carmichael

On vacation in South Africa, riding through Cape Town on my way to my hotel, I was dying to ask my cab driver, any South African, about apartheid. It...

Martin Luther King: Remembering What We Forgot

John McKnight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John McKnight

To honor Dr. King's legacy we need to go the peaceful way, not because it sometimes works, but because it is the best way of life. The peaceful way creates a community where life and creativity can flourish.

Dutch Jews Want 'Fast Justice' For Anti-Semitism

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Jewish groups in the Netherlands called Wednesday for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as parliament debated how to combat r...

Federal Judge Raises Questions About Voting Rights Act

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether a key component of the landmark Voting Rights Act is outdated, expressing skepticis...

Billboard: "God Doesn't Discriminate, Why Should Utah?"

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Utah has become the next ground zero in the immigration battle. A new bill mimics Arizona's SB 1070 and incorporates pieces that effectively legalize racial profiling and institutionalized discrimination.

Divorce Is Not A Failure

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

How many times have you heard someone tell you that they had "a failed marriage"? In colloquial terms, people often describe the fact that they have ...

Wal-Mart Whitewashing

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

We have a tendency to want to ignore inconvenient facts, either explicitly or because we are encouraged to look quite narrowly and myopically at a problem. Which brings me to Wal-Mart.

Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Discrimination Settlement For Black Farmers, Indians

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against th...

The Tough Transition From Indian Reservation To City

Tim Giago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Giago

America has always looked at racial injustice as a black-and-white issue, but here is South Dakota, it has always been a red-and-white issue.

Laura Bassett

How Employers Weed Out Unemployed Job Applicants, Others, Behind The Scenes | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An Indianapolis restaurant posted a Craigslist job ad on Dec. 15 for a bar manager who must "be able to handle the guests, give outstanding service, e...

Woman Kicked Out Of Bar For Being Pregnant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bar in suburban Roselle could end up in a legal battle after forcing a woman to leave because she was eight months pregnant. Michelle Lee, a 29-ye...

Pakistani Killing Latest in Deadly Debate around Blasphemy Laws

Sharon Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon Kelly

The recent murder of Pakistani governor Salman Taseer for opposing blasphemy laws tragically showcases the high stakes of the fight for religious tole...

U.N. Rights Its Wrong and Votes to Protect Gays

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

The vote affirms that gay rights are human rights -- a view that dozens of governments -- often where the worst abuses are occurring -- continue to reject.

To the LGBT Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't!

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As we struggle to find a more civilized way to treat each other in this world, let us recognize the commonalities in the fight for LGBT rights and the fight to end war.

Judge BARS NYC From Hiring New Firefighters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge has barred New York City from hiring new firefighters after criticizing its handling of a discrimination lawsuit agai...

DREAM Come True

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Andreu

Opposing the DREAM Act is bigotry. It is political maneuvering on the part of Republican senators intent on keeping Latinos disenfranchised lest they become voting Democrats.

Berkeley School SUED By U.S. After Denying Teacher Unpaid Leave For Muslim Pilgrimage

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The federal government sued a suburban Chicago school district Monday for denying a Muslim middle school teacher unpaid leave to ma...

Truman Didn't Ask, He Just Told

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

The Senate vote vote on a measure which could have put an end to the "Don't Ask. Don't Tell" policy immediately brought to mind the 1948 decision by President Harry S. Truman to desegregate the U.S. military.

Listen Up -- Atlanta Victory Sends Message

Leslie Gabel-Brett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Gabel-Brett

When ordinary folks, whether LGBT or not, stop by a bar to meet people and have a drink, they should not be afraid that their town or city police force will send officers to terrorize and insult them.

A Citizen's Reflections on Race, Violence and Power

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Originally published on December 16, 2007 at In recognition of International Human Rights Day, upcoming on December 10th. Three ye...

Your Turn: Have you ever been underestimated?

Posted 06.30.2011 | Women

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ACLU Sues NC School Over Student's Nose Piercing

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that a North Carolina school violated the constitutional ...

Kicking the 'Race' Habit

John Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

We should be able to celebrate what is good in the world that surrounds us, but also to reject, adopt and create new ways of being.

When A 'Bad White People Day' Is Just Another Tuesday

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

Just before the November election I witnessed an incident involving two men at a gas station, and although there was no physical confrontation and no crime committed, the potential for violence was undeniable.

On the World Stage, U.S. Falls Flat on Women's Equality

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The Senate's failure on Paycheck Fairness appears to be entirely consistent with our global outlook. U.S. hypocrisy is exposed when addressing the most blatant human rights crises on a global scale.