The conservative media isn't a big fan of discussing racism. They are however very eager to discuss all of the reasons people shouldn't be talking about racism. The diversionary tactics include such classics as "playing the race card," "black on black crime," and "White guilt."
"Plenty Ladylike" is a warts and all memoir that provides a walk down memory lane of the bad old days of rampant sexism. It is equally a story about triumph. While McCaskill admits to crying at some of the insults hurled at her, she, for the most part, let them fuel her rise to the US Senate.
I would say in not passing the Criminal Justice Commission Act before other reform bills like the Sentence Reform and Corrections Act, we put the cart before the horse but, since we are releasing thousands of people from federal prisons right now, the horse isn't around anymore.
In response to the recent events at the University of Missouri, West Virginia University students, faculty, and administration stood in solidarity Thursday night. Demonstrators showcased their ability to support the necessary dialogue of campus culture while doing so in a peaceful manner.
May we accept the gospel's invitation to enter into the pain and suffering of our sisters and brothers, and in turn deliver a message of redemptive light in the midst of the darkness that surrounds us.
Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.
At both Yale University and the University of Missouri, the argument lies not in the fact that people should stop being racist, but that the schools' administrations should have done more to control racism.
Missouri's anti-choice legislature, in consistently chipping away at reproductive rights, has taken a decidedly different approach in attacking reproductive health access. Now these same legislative extremists are playing politics with teaching and research at the University of Missouri.
Clinton leans to the right on war, foreign policy, Wall Street, trade, and also issues of race. If you don't understand the logic, you won't see how important Bernie Sanders is to the future our nation, or that as I explain in a Ring of Fire appearance, he's the only way to defeat Trump.
At the root of today's racial troubles on campuses, Emory University historian Leslie Harris argues, is the past, when most American universities were intimately connected to slave trade and slavery.
I had some really great times at Mizzou and I do not regret going there, however it came with a price and a message. The message was that we were not truly wanted there, so instead of in actually making strides towards having an all inclusive school, they gave us just enough to exist within it. They gave us a campus within a campus.
I always comforted myself thinking those people were in the minority; to me the open-minded people far outweighed the bigots. Then, February 10 happened. For the first time in my life, my life had less value than a white life.
The University of Missouri has woken up America to realize the potential of its athletes. Hunger strikes and hundreds of students protesting for months sends a strong message. But when a group of athletes come together to make a statement? Game over.
I thought I was done with Missouri. I thought those days were behind me. This place, Western Massachusetts, is my home now. That's the thing with trauma, time, and space: once you think you're safe, here it all comes roaring back.
It's hard. It's painful. To say it's complex is an understatement. But we need to keep talking about them. "Them" as in the issues. Not the people.
I am ashamed of my alma mater -- the University of Missouri. It may be a microcosm of the ugly reality in our country, but the reported racism that for years has hung over this conservative Mid-western town -- two hours down the road from Ferguson -- is shameful.