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Civil Unrest Is America's Problem

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Audrey Hayworth

Our job as mothers, fathers, and parents, is to be their first teacher and their first leader educating them on privilege and race relations.

This Is What Homophobia Sounds Like

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Orgbon III

Can heterosexuals truly align with the LGBTQ* community to honor those that have died by inventing a world where homophobic phrases are hushed?

Us and Them: The Sociobiology of Bias, Fear, and Hatred

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I concur with the New York Times editorialists who, among others, declared President Obama’s speech in Dallas this week a rhetorical highpoint of a ...

Why We Become More Prejudiced Shadows Of Our Former Selves

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Are we all destined to become more prejudiced, cantankerous shadows of our former selves one day? In other words, is the world just one big cranky retiree who yells at little kids who ride bikes across his lawn?

Age Takes Center Stage Around The Brexit Vote--Not In A Good Way

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ashton Applewhite

In anxious times, we look for scapegoats. But blaming the Brexit on old people is more than reductionist and misinformed. It obscures the origin of the underlying discontents in global capitalism, which profits by pitting us against each other.

The Toxic Temptation Of Prejudice

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Friedemann Schaub

A man was sitting in his plane seat, calmly scribbling notes on a pad while waiting for takeoff. The woman sitting next to him, who watched him writin...

How Losing 80 Pounds Made The World See Me Differently

Quora | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Do people treat you differently if you lost a lot of weight to become slim and fit? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...

Bad News About One Muslim American Is Bad News For All Muslims

The Conversation US | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Because so few Americans personally know Muslims, media depictions of them as terrorists are especially potent, leading many to believe that all Muslims are terrorists.


Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A celebration of Latin Night at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando turned into a killing field fueled by intolerance, hate and weapons of war. Now is the time to remember those who stand up and stand together in love.

Gay Son Disowns Family On Religious Grounds

John Pickhaver | Posted 06.21.2016 | Comedy
John Pickhaver

Citing his belief that his parents will spend eternity in hell for not accepting him for who he is, Charlie McDonough has sought emancipation from his mother and father.

The Right to Bear Harm

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Crime
Samuel C. Spitale

In 1999 sociologist Barry Glassner published his national bestseller, The Culture of Fear, about the hidden forces that manipulate us in the name of p...

Just Be Decent

Kerry Walters | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Kerry Walters

There's an iconic scene in the 1990 film "The Bonfire of the Vanities" in which a courtroom erupts in raucous chaos when an utterly unscrupulous speci...

Why We Hate

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

The rampage in Orlando was an act of hate. It's vitally important to our world that our response to it not be. You can indeed fight hate with love, and science tells us both a bit of how to do that, and why it is possible.

A Jew and a Muslim Walk into a Children's Clothing Store

Allison Kugel | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Allison Kugel

A Jew and a Muslim walk into a children's clothing store. Are you waiting for the punch line? Ok, I walked into a children's clothing store and the ...

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...

Facial expressions are key to first impressions. What does that mean for people with facial paralysis?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.30.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Facial expressions are important parts of how we communicate and how we develop impressions of the people around us.

Here's What David Petraeus Gets Wrong When He Slams "Anti-Muslim Bigotry"

Nathan Lean | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Nathan Lean

General David Petraeus's recent Washington Post op-ed in which he identifies "anti-Muslim bigotry" as a dangerous obstacle to America's war against ex...

Fear of a Black Man

Abilash Gopal, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Abilash Gopal, M.D.

The patient was a tall, young black man who slouched in the chair before me, his sinewy arms folded in defense. He narrowed his eyes and waited for me...

North Carolina and the Specter of the Predatory 'Other'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh - erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to t...

Judgmental Judges Are Enemies of Progress

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

In an ideal world, judges do not subscribe to Cesare Lombroso's racialised typology of a criminal. Instead, they must apply their minds to each case without fear, favor or prejudice.

Why I Am a Frustrated and Angry 22-Year-Old American-Nigerian-Ghanaian Muslim Woman

Hawa Fuseini | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
Hawa Fuseini

I am angry because I'm tired of other races being on the news or any social media platform and speaking on our narrative as if they know how we feel. If you want to know how Black Muslims feel maybe you should ask Black Muslims.

Learning From the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, How to Confront Racism and Bigotry

Noam Schimmel | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

It is time to close the gulf and reaffirm principles of equality, justice, and respect for difference. Honesty rather than denial, dissembling, and attacking those who have experienced and/or witnessed anti-Jewish abuse is a fundamental prerequisite for doing so.

Balancing Sin and Forgiveness to Improve Mental Fitness

David Briggs | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The desire to live up to divine standards can help many religious individuals cultivate successful, lasting relationships and avoid harmful addictions, some research suggests.

The Missing Links in Understanding Prejudice and Terrorism

Srini Pillay | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Srini Pillay

Prejudice's real roots are far less immediately accessible than we think they are, so it's time to stop having such brash reactions to injustice and start having deep, elevated conversations about it.

Ten Things White People Need To Quit Saying

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

If any of this offends you as a white person, I ask simply that you sit with that discomfort for a while. Really feel it. Now imagine that your distress weren't the temporary consequence of reading an article, but rather the permanent consequence of living in your own skin.