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Silicon Valley Enlisted To Fight North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

The Human Rights Campaign is asking major tech companies to lend their support to the Justice Department's case against North Carolina's new anti-LGBT...

Why I Am a Frustrated and Angry 22-Year-Old American-Nigerian-Ghanaian Muslim Woman

Hawa Fuseini | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
Hawa Fuseini

I am angry because I'm tired of other races being on the news or any social media platform and speaking on our narrative as if they know how we feel. If you want to know how Black Muslims feel maybe you should ask Black Muslims.

Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

Joan Williams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Joan Williams

Women who work in roles traditionally held by men often face stereotypes and unfair treatment on the job. This was certainly true for four Frontier Airlines pilots who filed complaints yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Frontier denied their right to accommodations for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Amazon Prime and the Economics of Race

Antwan Jones | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Antwan Jones

A Bloomberg report on Amazon Prime's delivery services showed that, in 27 metropolitan areas, same-day delivery is not an option for members living in some of the poorer and minority-concentrated, segregated neighborhoods.

We the People Make America Great: Viewpoint of an American Bisexual

Kevin Hogan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Hogan

Ever since the race for the Republican presidential nomination began, one thing in particular has been bugging me. It's the statement that we need...

A Time For Prayer And Action At Commencement

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Prayer is a form of conversation with the Divine. We can lift up our hopes and dreams, sorrows and concerns, thanksgivings and misgivings, and be heard.

Learning From the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, How to Confront Racism and Bigotry

Noam Schimmel | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

It is time to close the gulf and reaffirm principles of equality, justice, and respect for difference. Honesty rather than denial, dissembling, and attacking those who have experienced and/or witnessed anti-Jewish abuse is a fundamental prerequisite for doing so.

Can Women Direct Action Films?

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

"No." Says Susanne Bier, the director of the AMC adaptation of John le Carrè's The Night Manager, non-plussed when asked if being a woman makes it more difficult to direct action. Then she can't help but laugh at the absurdity. "

The 'Quiet Revolution' of Pope Francis

Stephen Seufert | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

If Pope Francis continues on this path of encounter and dialogue, can Catholics continue to be punished and marginalized for speaking in favor of civil same-sex marriage or civil nondiscrimination legislation?

Republicans Turn God Upside Down with Their Twisted Version of Religious Liberty

Cody Cain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

God understands the concept of religious freedom. Republicans, on the other hand, just don't get it. The Republican Party is seeking to enact laws a...

I Speak Arabic & I am Not a Terrorist

Basma El Baz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Basma El Baz

A student at the University of California was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight and interrogated by the FBI because he spoke Arabic. The amount o...

The Depressing Truth About Flying While Brown

Priya Kumar | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Priya Kumar

No one, let alone individuals in positions of authority, should let prejudice determine their actions. Speaking the Arabic word "inshallah," wearing a headscarf, or being named Priya are not markers of malice.

Is Racism to Blame for the Lack of Latinos in Media?

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 05.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Geraldine Estevez

Why is it that even in 2015, it's still not commonplace to stumble upon a media company that not only acknowledges the Hispanic community, but includes said community without apparent hesitation?

John Kasich Confronted Over GOP’s Anti-Gay Stance During San Francisco Town Hall

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich on Friday distanced himself from discriminatory laws passed recently by some states during a hea...

My Inability to Make Eye Contact Does Not Need to Be 'Fixed'

The Establishment | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

A lack of eye contact isn't a sign that a person lacks attention, empathy, or care; there are better and more effective ways of gauging these qualities in a person. Just because I can't hold your gaze doesn't mean I have a problem. But it's time to confront the fact that our culture does.

Why You Need to Reconsider These 4 Job Candidates

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Josh Tolan

In our effort to avoid costly bad hires, are we missing out on top talent? The hiring process is designed to weed out potentially toxic employees, but what if -- in the process -- you're letting great talent slip right through your fingers?

Has Marriage Equality Spurred an Uptick in Queerphobia?

The Establishment | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Regardless of who we are, the perception of being queer, the other, a threat to the white, cis, hetero, male "normal," results in violent hate crimes and discrimination time and again.

Ten Things White People Need To Quit Saying

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

If any of this offends you as a white person, I ask simply that you sit with that discomfort for a while. Really feel it. Now imagine that your distress weren't the temporary consequence of reading an article, but rather the permanent consequence of living in your own skin.

We Need More Honest Conversation About Discrimination And Religious Freedom

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

In our advocacy for equal rights for gay, lesbian, and transgendered people, are we opposing religious freedom?

What Is Fair Housing If You Have No Housing?

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

In April 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law as riots and fires burned around the country following the assassination of Martin Luther King...

This U.S. Marine Won't March into Mississippi

Greg White | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Greg White

With the current anti-LGBT legislation in place in Mississippi, I won't promote Mississippi. That I won't get to see the state's beauty, its people or celebrate their farm-to-table contributions is a shame.

Blaming the Chair: McCrory and the 'Patsy'

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Embattled North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recently missed his chair and got paddled by the floor. He blamed it on the chair. By now, it almost seems standard procedure. McCrory makes a mistake and then he directs the blame elsewhere. Pat blames a patsy.

People Who Are Not Disabled Need To Check Out #AbleismExists Right Now

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.23.2016 | Impact

To put it simply, ableism is prejudice against people with disabilities. But Dominick Evans, a filmmaker and activist, thinks the problem is more comp...

Beyond Visibiltiy: The Call for Transgender Reproductive Justice

Tory Smith | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Tory Smith

Transgender individuals are in just as much need for reproductive health care as anyone else, not only because they -- like people of all genders and sexes -- want to become parents, but also because they are victimized by sexual assault at disproportional rates.