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Could You Pass a Sobriety Test While Sober?

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Caroline Bell

It sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it? If you aren't physically impaired in any way, then you probably haven't given that possibility a second though...

Undocumented and Black

Isy India Thusi | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Isy India Thusi

We must continue to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Furthermore, immigration reform must be sensitive to the unique challenges of migrants of color, especially black migrants who face increased policing and profiling.

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

The Transgender Body of Christ

Timothy Murphy | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

As a minister, I am disheartened by the misunderstanding and hate displayed against transgender persons in many states across our country. According t...

BlindNewWorld Challenges Everything You Think You Know about Blindness

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

A new social change movement has been created to help dispel the misinformation surrounding the capabilities and limitations of those who are blind or...

The Bathroom Bogeyman: Policing Trans* Bodies and Protecting Women

Liz Hanssen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Hanssen

Outing the true culprits hiding in the stall: transmisogyny and gender-based violence.

Does Religious Freedom Still Exist for Muslims?

Melina Delkic | Posted 10.11.2016 | Religion
Melina Delkic

I was 16 years old when I ran for student government in my high school. After a long and trying campaign, I won. Until a boy made a joke that I should be impeached and assassinated because I was a foreign-born Muslim.

Gluten-Free Shaming is not OK

Jackie Ourman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jackie Ourman

May is Celiac Awareness month and with that in mind, I'd like to thank Elle Magazine for raising awareness by posting the picture above to a combined...

Wheelchair Fashion Model Alexandra Kutas Wants To Break The Chains of Social Discrimination

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Gurdeep Pandher

People with disabilities often face disadvantages as they navigate a world and society that doesn't always keep them in mind. However, as the world become more and more progressive, the conversation is beginning to change

Discrimination In America: Who's Next?

Shayne Looper | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

In the past, to be called "discriminating" was high praise. We rarely hear the adjective used that way (or used at all) anymore, but the noun and verb are everywhere.

Itzhak Perlman's Giving North Carolina the Silent Treatment

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

When an acclaimed classical musician joins hands with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Ringo Starr, people listen. But it's silence they're getting from this ensemble.

Facial Hair Discrimination: Tangipahoa Parish Schools Violate Civil Liberties of Valedictorian

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

As reported by Taryn Finley of Huffington Post last week, scholar-athlete Andrew Jones -- the valedictorian of Amite High School in Amite, Louisiana, who has a 4.0 grade point average -- was recently barred from marching in his school's graduation ceremony. Why? A mustache.

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

The Law Is the Law: A Call to Defeat HB2 Through Obedience

Eric T. Butler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric T. Butler

The uproar over North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) has been impossible to miss. The law, which forces transgender and ...

Let's Stop Making Decisions for Pregnant Women in the Workplace

Carmelyn P. Malalis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Carmelyn P. Malalis

Hardworking women are being forced out of their jobs or onto unpaid leave after they reveal they are pregnant. Many are denied even minor accommodations, such as bathroom breaks, forcing them to work under conditions that cause them pain or discomfort. And it must stop.

The Equal Protection in Travel Act: Necessary to Correct Our Mistakes

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Yolanda Rondon

While many across the world are busy planning summer vacations to visit family and loved ones, thousands of people's ability to do so has been restrained and unfairly burdened at the hands of Congress. Why? The sole explanation is because of their ancestral heritage and/or national origin.

Unconditioning: Beyond Labels

Ann Purcell | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

Once we discover within ourselves the common ground of unity among all diversity and start to live it in our daily lives, we will have come a long way towards realizing the ultimate truth of humanity. We can go far beyond the concepts that bind and limit us to see who we truly are.

For Asian American Heritage Month: Three Painful Conversations About Race, One Positive

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I would like to share with those who are sympathetic about racial justice the three most painful conversations I have had about the subject. I am gene...

Homophobes and Transphobes Are Destroying America

Ace Robinson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

In the course of a day, nearly all LGBTQIA people in this country must be aware that their identity and even their sole existence may endanger their personal safety.

Harold Washington College and Transgender Discrimination in Chicago

Charlize Veritas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

The city that claims to be "multicultural" and "thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods" is not that city to the transgender people living there.

Muslim Kids Read Letters From WWII As History Repeats Itself

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

During World War II, a San Diego librarian named Clara Estelle Breed could often be found at the local railroad station, passing out stamped and self-...

McCrory's House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of Its Five "Parts"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

I have seen many "conservatives" thank McCrory online for House Bill 2 because they say it supports God's will. A Bill that takes away remedies for religious discrimination is not godly. It is ungodly.

Daniel Pascual: Leader in the Guatemala Indigenous Rights Movement

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Daniel Pascual is a 42-year-old indigenous rights defender from Guatemala's K'iche' community. An activist from an early age, Daniel is the current coordinator of the Comite de Unidad Campesina (CUC), an ActionAid partner organization.

McCrory's Munchausen by Proxy

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Pat McCrory rushed to sign HB 2 creating the danger of losing massive federal funding and on his Facebook page now claims to be the hero because the President sensibly doesn't pull funding while the DOJ defeats McCrory in court, while unlike McCrory the President doesn't throw the people of North Carolina under the bus. This seems a classic case of Munchausen by Proxy to me. McCrory deliberately hurts what he's been entrusted to guard and then pretends to come to the rescue.

Trans America: The Lost Civilization

Alexa Corazón | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

It doesn't matter if you're at the grocery store, the coffee shop or on a nice dinner date, if you're someone who is transgender people are going to stare at you.