'I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me' declared the protagonist of Ralph Ellison's groundbreaking 1950s novel Invisible ...
2016 is here and it promises to be a sweet one. What major events are going to happen this year? A good person to ask is The Amazing Kreskin. He...
This week, the new year kicked off with Donald Trump releasing his first TV ad, cramming in all the xenophobia, "pants on fire" mendacity and ugliness that have marked his campaign so far: calls for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S., a wall to keep out Mexicans and a vow to "CUT THE HEAD OFF OF ISIS." While no one would accuse Trump of being a student of history, he's drawing on a deep American tradition of campaign fear mongering. It's the same playbook that gave us "welfare queens," Willie Horton, and, more recently, a decade-long disaster in Iraq. This isn't to say cynically pandering to people's lizard-brain fear center isn't effective -- it got Bush reelected in 2004 -- but it comes with a high cost. When we operate from fear, we push our reason into the background. And if we're going to make progress in this new year in solving our biggest problems, it's going to be by using our wisdom, not our fear.
This past weekend, the raids began, with parents and children being detained in military-style operations in several southern and border states. Fear has spread through immigrant communities around the country.
Sen. Marco Rubio comes from an immigrant family, but has no problem stepping all over the immigrant community to propel his political career. As a presidential hopeful, he trades on his family's immigrant experience, while simultaneously advocating policies that keep immigrants down.
Given the ever-increasing mobility and interaction of people of all nationalities, the odds of even more perplexing scenarios will only multiply in the future, so wouldn't it be a good idea to clarify once and for all the meaning of "natural born citizen"?
On Wednesday morning, dozens of local adult workers and clients in the Pacific Northwest were logging onto The Review Board to place advertisements, c...
There's growing evidence that Mexico is violating the rights of migrants and preventing children from seeking asylum and other forms of protection. Mexico is increasingly detaining and deporting children, in violation of its domestic law and obligations under international human rights law. The U.S. is actively supporting these policies.
This should be a "have you no decency?" moment, but sadly, we shouldn't be surprised that that no candidate has stood up to Trump's ad in any meaningful way. They're not speaking out because they are in lock step, following Trump's lead.
It can be humbling, during this season of next-year predictions, to objectively evaluate how accurate my forecasting was for 2015. Wins one and two come as immigration courts and civil forfeiture surely advanced in 2015 awareness.
If you want a reminder of what America has always been about, and may be in danger of losing, you should watch Brooklyn. You may have to wait now for it to arrive via video on demand or DVD, but it's worth the wait.
Donald Trump gives life to some overtly racist positions that white folks would likely deny existed in the mainstream.
Marketers have long known people lock in their brand loyalties when they're young. From breakfast cereals to jeans, companies will pay more to reach young adults than to get those of us already stuck in our ways. The same is true of politics.
The experiences of Ghanaians migrating to the United States suggest that our family reunification policies are not at fault for the San Bernardino shootings. Family reunification is already too expensive and takes too long.
The Obama administration is following through on its inhumane New Year's resolution to deport undocumented Central American Women and Children-many of whom came to this country fleeing for their lives.
If loyalty, anger and support are all key elements in Trump's current dominance of the Republican presidential field, rolling each back - and doing so in a progressive manner - is equally key to ensuring that that dominance does not persist into the general election itself.