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White Privilege Exists

Erin Parker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Erin Parker

White privilege. I made it through the majority of my life never hearing these two words. Growing up in Indiana, white is mostly what I saw, learned about, and followed.

When Killing An Innocent Woman Is An 'Honor'

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

Admittedly, I’d never heard of Pakistan’s social media starlet Qandeel Baloch until she was killed by her brother for dishonoring her family. No...

Americans Don't Give A Shit About Racism

George Elerick | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
George Elerick

After yet another series of race-related shootings, America doesn’t seem to be changing, it’s eating its own. The Guardian has been documenting po...

From Dallas To The B.E.T. Awards: Was The Revolution Televised?

Kanene Holder | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Kanene Holder

"Fellow great Americans, hello This is heritage for my medicine" - Kendrick Lamar The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separate...

Restoring Liberalism, Tolerance And Diversity At Colleges And Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Samuel Abrams has written recently in the New York Times about liberalism and conservatism amongst faculty on American college campuses. http://www.n...

Equity is Not Somebody Else's Problem

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

The violent events of the past week (and frankly the past months) have left our country reeling. This suffering and senseless violence against the bac...

Take A Walk In My Shoes

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

When I saw the breaking news that another African-American man was gunned down at POINT-BLANK range by a police officer, whom he and his partner was able to tackle this man down and restrain him, my reaction unfortunately... is blank.

Equality: Believing In It Doesn't Make It So

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Lisa Ancona-Roach

We can believe that all people are "created equal," but that doesn't mean that all are treated equally in our society. My son knows that there is racism in the world, but we need to discuss how we are a long way off from being the "post racial" society that some claim we are.

We Need to Stand Up and Be the Village for Parents of Black Children.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

It's an uncomfortable truth, but it is the truth. There are many, many moms just like me who happened to be raising black children and they have much different and grave concerns for their children's future. I spoke to one mom, Ivy Sowell, who is a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur working towards her own business. She and her husband, Eugene, have an adorable eight-month-old son named Dixon.

"Our Nation Is Moving Toward Two Societies..."

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Here we are today, almost half a century later, and it remains as true now as it was in 1967 that "our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white -- separate and unequal." When will we learn?

I'm White, And Here's What I Think About The Shootings Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile

Christina Laughlin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Crime
Christina Laughlin

I'm white, and here's what I think about the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Why Legal Equality For LGBT People Isn't Enough

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

It's important that we recognise the great strides we've made in the UK when it comes to how LGBT people are treated, but the fight for true equality is yet to be won.

A Failure of Ethics, Empathy and Equality

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Although denial of the facts of the Holocaust almost never appears in mainstream intellectual leftist discourse a new form of denial does and it is most pernicious. This form of denial does not challenge the historical truth of the Holocaust.

Framers Implied Breaking Glass Ceilings

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

In the land of the free and brave on July 4th we celebrate the full scope of "independence" including the risk that "any one" can become president and blow stuff up.

In Support Of National Equality Day

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Wozencraft

Three times on this day, the Supreme Court bent the arc of history towards progress and equality. Three times, the highest court in the land validated the love of an entire community, with untold consequences.

Empathy: Our Hope In The Fight Against Intolerance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The Technicolor parades inspiring hope throughout this nation have come to an end, and so, too, has 2016's LGBT Pride Month, dedicated in celebration ...

Study: Atheists, Christians more alike than you think

David Briggs | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Atheists and Christians share many of the core universal values that are at the heart of a just, civil society, a new study suggests. There were no m...

The Politics of Jesus, Part 1: Healthcare

Ryan Phipps | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? In the next few posts, I'll be sharing what I believe the stances of Jesus would be on certain political issues were he living...

Celebrating Incremental Victories in an Instantaneous Gratification World

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Three years ago this morning my then-partner and I sat in our living room with our laptops open to SCOTUSblog and - with tears in our eyes - watched m...

It's Not Just About Harriet Tubman: Representative King Doesn't Want Any Women on Currency

Michele Goodwin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

In the end, Representative King is consistent. Preemptively striking women like Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, and Alice Paul from new currency fits a pattern of uninformed leadership regarding women's lives, their contributions to our nation, and a woman's place in our society.

Feminisney: When Disney Meets Feminism

Sean Randall | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

It is absolutely undeniable that media, even fictional, can shape our perceptions of reality, of ourselves, and of our futures. And if you think that non-heterosexual, non-white, non-male people and their aspirations and equality in society matter, then feminism is incredibly important for media.

A Tale Of Sport And Spirituality Inspired By The Olympic Movement, Muhammad Ali

Louis Bolling | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

While watching the live broadcast of the celebration of Muhammad Ali's life, I was reminded of a few things he embodied, namely the Olympic Spirit. In a year in which nations will compete in the Summer Olympics in Brazil, it was the Olympics that provided Ali an international platform to showcase his athletic prowess which subsequently led to his ascension as a sportsman and an unapologetic, principled fighter of justice and equality.

How Orlando Brutally Exposed The Backlash – And Indifference – To LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Yes, there’s been an enormous outpouring from many Americans who raised millions for local LGBT groups, victims’ families and survivors of the Orl...

In The Wake Of Orlando: How Uneasy I (Still) Feel

Michael Rohrer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I have needed all my courage to throw my shoulders back, hold my head up, and walk down the street, completely visible -- vitally visible -- in the days since waking to the nightmare in Orlando.

It's Not The Thought That Counts

Gabby Beckford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Gabby Beckford

As many rally in support of those affected by these social issues, there are still those who sit quietly. Those who may believe in a cause or have an opinion, but choose not use their voice.