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The Anthropology Of Us: A Second Open Letter To Our Students

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.30.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Dear Students, I am back again with more wake-up news about the state of the society you will soon inherit. I don't know if you've heard about yet a...

There's Been An 'Outbreak' Of Nearly 900 Hate Incidents Since Trump's Win

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics

Black children being told by classmates to sit in the back of school buses. Muslims called “terrorist” and told to go back to “your country with...

Dear Trump Supporter Who Sent Me Hate Mail For Being A 'Stupid Jewish Faggot'

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Queer Voices

I returned to work on Sunday to find three envelopes from you on my desk. They must have arrived sometime last week when I was in Wisconsin with my fa...

In Trump's America, Comedy Clubs Are Becoming Less And Less Funny

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.29.2016 | Comedy

One night last month, improv player Peter Kim took the stage at the legendary Second City theatre in Chicago with the other members of his acclaimed c...

Twitter Suspends Tila Tequila's Account After Neo-Nazi Tweets

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.24.2016 | Entertainment

Twitter suspended former social media star Tila Tequila’s account Monday following a string of neo-Nazi tweets that drew increased attention over th...

Dear Brian Tamaki: About That Sinners Ruining The World Thing

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Sarah Illingworth

Dear Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki: As someone who grew up in the pentecostal Christian church, I want to comment on your 'end times' remarks in rela...

None of This Is Normal. All Of It Is Un-American.

Michael Winship | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

So hate speech and Steve Bannon: a perfect pair. Donald Trump, you've let this evil genie out of the bottle. Set an example for a country so viciously torn asunder. Use one of your two remaining wishes and end this madness.

The Ugly Underside Of The Web: Hate Speech

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.17.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Free speech is at the foundation of our liberties. And throughout history, we've argued passionately about issues, believes, ideas, and policies. It's...

The Return of the Plague: An Open Letter to Our Students

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.16.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Dear Students: I write with some unwelcome news: the plague has returned to America. The rats have crawled out of their holes and are swarming ove...

Twitter Quietly Cracks Down On Racist Trolls

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics

Twitter moved quietly Tuesday to suspend some accounts posting racist, white nationalist, anti-Semitic and other hateful content. The site will also i...

Is There a Solution for Japan's Anti-Korean Sentiment?

AsiaToday | Posted 11.10.2016 | World
AsiaToday

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Concerns are growing about a spreading anti-Korean sentiment in Japan, following a recent case of a famous sushi re...

The War Against Humans

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Bill Couzens

I again am moved to speak from a personal place, a place from the heart. As a parent, I am concerned about the devastating narrative around this cu...

Proposed South Africa Law Could Get You Up To 10 Years In Jail For Racist Speech

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.28.2016 | World

Racist rhetoric in South Africa could land you behind bars for three to 10 years if the country moves to adopt a new draft law criminalizing hate spee...

Arab Journalists Learn Religion Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They say nothing sparks controversy and discord more than talk of religion, politics and sex - not necessarily in that order. But when journalists f...

Journalists 'Bear The Brunt' Of Rising Anti-Semitism On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Emily Tate | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

A yearlong rise in anti-Semitic tweets has increasingly targeted journalists, especially prominent writers and TV personalities, according to an Anti-...

Surviving Hate

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

When I started the work I still do today, I saw it as an investment for future generations, not just for my children but all children. Building that o...

Islam Isn't Just Compatible With Western Values, It Fully Endorses Them

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.10.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

It was Islamic injunctions which first spurred the great advancements made during the Islamic Golden Age from the 8th to the 13th century. Many are quick to point out though, how today, Islamic nations seem to have fallen into Dark Age depths.

Toward a New International Partnership to Counter Hate Speech

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Braude

Earlier this year at a conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz made a series of noteworthy remarks abo...

Evaluating Trump's Immigration Plan: Facts To Bring Down A Wall Of Fiction

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 09.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The facts demonstrate that building a wall is purely a political ploy and attempt to pander to Trump's base. After all, it is a powerful hallmark of his campaign that aims to create a culture of division, based on dominance and hate.

In France, Connecting Online to Unify not Divide Citizens

Human Rights First | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Human Rights First

By Susan Corke, Director, Antisemitism and Extremism, Human Rights First and Ilan Scialom, Vice President, Coexister, France The perpetrator of the B...

Democracy And Responsibility

Terry Newell | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

American freedom can tear America apart. Freedom abused by some means freedom threatened for all. The practitioners of hateful speech may be exercising their rights, but they dishonor and weaken America.

The 5 Reasons You Should Be A One-Issue Voter

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Truth is I've been a one-issue voter for most of my voting life. I didn't often want to admit it because I know some would say being so is unethical. If you put all your caring eggs into only one basket, the other caring baskets go empty.

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...