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Hate Speech

To The Stranger Who Called Me A 'Fag' For Having Rainbow Hair And Tattoos

Paige Harmes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Paige Harmes

I know you are unlikely to ever read this, but I hope you know that your words matter, that your words have an effect on people, and that your hatred did not go unnoticed.

Twitter's Latest Change Probably Wouldn't Have Helped Leslie Jones

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology

Twitter is making it easier to become a “verified” user, but is stopping short of creating a system to tone down harassment across the social medi...

How Should Comedians Respond To Hate Speech?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.15.2016 | Comedy

“Can we take a joke?” is a valid cultural question right now. A new documentary of the same name takes a close look at the intersection between br...

How Veterans Are Standing Up to Trump's Hate Speech

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Aziz Ansari Takes On Trump's Xenophobia In Moving NYT Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

He may be a comedian by trade, but Aziz Ansari has something very serious to say about Donald Trump and the rising tide of prejudice. He reflects on ...

Hate Is Trending In The United States Of America And There Is Only One Response.

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

It may seem an improbability for most, but I haven't flicked through social media in several days. Ten days if I'm being precise. Because ten days ago...

Our Apocalyptic Times: Christians and Politics

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. P...

Our Apocalyptic Times: Christians And Politics

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Hate and bigotry can dominate, perhaps even rule for a time, but they never win out because God is ultimately in charge, prodding along our humanity as we reluctantly advance. If you are waiting for "signs" of redemption, for God to write a message across the sky in white fluffy clouds, then you are part of the problem.

Dear Straight People Who Need To Know What Pulse #Orlando Means To Us

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

You see, gay clubs -- they're our family reunion. Where we found the brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and even the parents who were missing in the past lives we have lead, the new family who saw us for what we were as soon as we accepted their embrace.

Children Learn What They Live

Lori Axler | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Lori Axler

Children learn what they live. The way we raise our children today will directly impact who they become as adults. We as parents need to help prepare our kids to live, learn, and work in communities that will most likely become even more diverse as they grow up.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

Trump's Hate Vomit

Shan Wells | Posted 06.15.2016 | Comedy
Shan Wells

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The Narrative of Orlando: An American Fatwa?

Ted Gup | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

The problem that few are emphasizing is not that the gunman is American-born, but that the zealotry and homophobia that played out in the killings is equally homegrown.

Trump And Mateen: Brothers In Hate

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Let's call out Trump for what he is. He's the flipside of Omar Mateen -- a man driven by hate, a man who would call America to define itself by its hates. Tragically, the Trumps of the world and the Matteens of the world feed on each other. They need each other. They stoke each other.

In Response to the Tragedy in Orlando - America Should Launch a New War - Against Intolerance and Hate Speech

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One thing is certain: intolerance and hatred inevitably lead to violence and death. Our primary response to the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub must be to rededicate ourselves to creating a culturally diverse society that is based on tolerance and respect for other religions, sexual orientations, races and life styles.

How Campus Policies Limit Free Speech

The Conversation US | Posted 06.01.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Colleges and universities are supposed to be places where freedom of expression flourishes. Sadly, that is not the case. At a recent debate on the Yale University campus, 66 percent of the attendees supported a proposition that "free speech is threatened."

There should be no monkeying about with hate speech

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Heidi Matisonn, University of KwaZulu-Natal In February 2016, the conservative American magazine the Weekly Standard had as its cover an image of Rep...

Silence Is Violence

Jeremy Nix | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Nix

In the United States of America everyone has equal rights regardless of race, color, creed or national origin. I am saddened by the current state of a...

Conflict, Ethics and Arab Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media aren't facing up to their responsibility of not fanning the flames of hate speech and sedition, and should exert more effort to mitigate conflicts they help provoke.

Politically Incorrect

William E. White | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
William E. White

Remember when people could talk and not worry about offending someone? Remember when American culture wasn't so obsessed with the meaning of words? Wh...

'Jap' Is Beyond Political Incorrectness -- It Is Hate Speech

Priscilla Ouchida | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Priscilla Ouchida

Congressman Peter King dropped a bomb when he referred to Japanese as "Japs" on MSNBC's Morning Joe. King brushed off the ensuing uproar over the use of the racial slur by stating that "we're getting too politically correct" and "oversensitive."

Do We Hold Maintenance Staff Accountable for Genocide Even as We Absolve Politicians?

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Mariya Yefremova

Accountability is not the most popular subject for leaders and heads of state. Institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) are particularly unpopular.

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.

American Independent Dirty Tricks

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

This is critical for democracy to have complete information and a well-informed electorate. Confusing voter categories undermine transparency and accountability in elections.

Donald the Dangerous

Kelly James Clark | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Donald Trump speaks like a terrorist. While he doesn't advocate genocide in the name of God, he does exploit the worst fears of our one nation under God. ISIS and Trump exploit similar fears to protect and extend their kingdoms.