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Dear White People: Want To Protest Police Brutality And The Toxicity Of Bigotry? Start At Home

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What we can all do, each of us, every day, without any other tools, positions, access, or power, is teach our children well.

50 States Of Tolerance

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
Miri Ben-Ari

Everyone is talking about tolerance these days, perhaps as a result in need to redefine "tolerance" in a world that has lost its innocence over intolerance and constantly tries to adjust to new realities.

An Open Letter to My Students

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.17.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Dear Students: I'd like to welcome you to a new academic year at the university, where I have taught for more than 35 years. As in previous years, I...

Taking Stock of the Now: An Anthropological Persepctive

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Silly season in America is going into high gear. The webs of fiction that spinners spin at our national political conventions--both Democratic (DNC) ...

Lessons On Tolerance From Elie Wiesel

Jonathan Fantini Porter | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Fantini Porter

Your guidance and leadership will be sincerely missed, Mr. Wiesel, but thanks to the gift of your words, we will never forget.

More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

Brexit Is What Happens When People Don't Take Voting Seriously

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

The people of the UK are realizing how significant and complicated their #Brexit "oops" moment is, and many want a do-over.

Orlando And Intolerance In America

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

I cried as I watched survivors relive the horror of the Orlando nightclub shooting and friends and family members mourn their dead. It is horrific to ...

Intolerance Ends in Violence - Again

Javier Saade | Posted 06.13.2016 | Crime
Javier Saade

My wife and I celebrated Capital Pride Festival in our nation's capital with many friends. Millions in cities across the land were doing the same this...

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.

Our Reaction to Harambe's Death Reflects Our Intolerance

Ash Murthy | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Ash Murthy

The endless debates that have hogged the social media since the fateful Saturday cannot bring Harambe back to life.

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Gluten-Free Shaming is not OK

Jackie Ourman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jackie Ourman

May is Celiac Awareness month and with that in mind, I'd like to thank Elle Magazine for raising awareness by posting the picture above to a combined...

On the State of Our Politics -- Commencement Message

Eric Schwartz | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Eric Schwartz

Given the current tenor of our national political debate, I've thought a fair amount about what I might say this afternoon, beyond my traditional welcome. Of course, what I will not address is the question of what one's partisan political preferences ought to be, or ought not to be.

I'm Trying to Be More Intolerant (and You Should Too)

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Derek Penwell

No, your whining about religious persecution because you have to bake a cake for a gay wedding doesn't make you the Martin Luther King, Jr. of a new conservative religious civil rights movement.

As If the Primaries Were Not Bad Enough...

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Now that both parties have presumptive nominees for the 2016 Presidential election, given the outcomes of Tuesday's primaries in five states, we are all holding our breath to see what happens next.

I will not be quiet. I will not be tolerant of your intolerance.

Patti Digh | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Patti Digh

I am thinking of the singular commitment of the North Carolina General Assembly to being pioneers in bigotry and hatred, willful unknowing, and discri...

Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance Still Refuses to Condemn Trumps Bigotry and Hate

Scott Goldstein | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Scott Goldstein

It is a depressing state of affairs when the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its two Museums of Tolerance spend more time attacking me on The Huffington Post than the hate speech, racism, sexism, violence and neo-fascism of the Donald Trump campaign.

Mere Belief

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Religious intolerance arose with presumptions of certainty: the sureness that my sect possesses certified knowledge means that I cannot endure your sect's evident error. If it had always been accepted that belief does not rise to the level of knowledge, religious intolerance might not have marred our histories.

Our Shameful Reality

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

It is shameful that we live in a world where marriage, modesty in dress and the practice of religion are policed by the government. It is shameful that we are so afraid of difference that we go to incredible extents as a community to persecute those who are different from us.

Dear Mr. President: Thanks, But Visit the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Next

Atif Choudhury | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

Last Wednesday, President Obama visited an American mosque for the first time in his eight year Presidency. While POTUS has visited several prominent...

Examining India's Beef Ban: Why this Brahmin isn't a Fan

Ria Chakraborty | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Ria Chakraborty

Every Sunday morning, a few of my friends and I meet up at our favorite crêperie for brunch. While crepes, butter, bananas, strawberries, and a plen...

Building Tolerance on American Campuses

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 01.25.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

When President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, challenged the nation to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion," he offered a social commentary that has timely relevance in higher education.

Global Opinion About Islam and Muslims Is Shaped by Our Own Actions

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Raza Habib Raja

We as Muslims are correct to complain that it is unfair to bracket ordinary Muslims with extremists, but at the same time we need to understand that our negative reputation is not merely due to fringe organizations like ISIS, but also due to our behavior in general.

Please Don't Just Tolerate Me! Why We Need More Love and Hate

Craig Luekens | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Craig Luekens

Is Christianity a religion of love or of hate? Both! And I don't just mean that there are some Christians who do a lot of loving things, other Christians who do a lot of hateful things, and the latter are wrong. Well, that's true in one sense, but is also very boring and obvious.