iOS app Android app

Prejudice

Touching "Nappy" Hair

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.01.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

As someone who is neither black nor white literally, I usually see racial issues in terms that are neither black nor white figuratively. I do not beli...

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

Why I Constantly Think About Racism!

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Racism has been constantly on my mind! This is unlike me. I tend to focus on what I want, and where I am going. No, I am neither naïve nor delusio...

Two Men Killed Matthew Shepard: Millions Helped

James Peron | Posted 07.28.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

That night those two young men weren't alone -- not in spirit. Standing with them were thousands of preachers who have called for the death of gay people. Standing with them were millions who had smeared, slandered and dehumanized gay people.

Let's Get Rid of the Term 'White Privilege'

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem with white privilege is that the concept is painfully easy to refute. I'm referring to white individuals who hear the word "privilege" thrown at them and interpret it as an individual attack rather than as a societal fact.

Go Set a Watchman: A Review

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Jessica Denis

There are so many amazing quotes from this book regarding social inequality and justice, picking from them isn't exactly an easy task. One being, "Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends."

Donald Trump Has Been Located!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What planet is Donald on?" Well, wonder no longer. The Donald has been located!

Harper Lee's Complex Heroes

Tom Morris | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Tom Morris

There's almost too much to talk about in the new book Go Set a Watchman. I loved it, then I hated it, and then I loved it again. Finally, I went away deeply impressed by the way it raises fundamental social, political and personal issues of a philosophical nature.

12-Year-Olds Pinpoint Exactly What’s Wrong With How America Sees Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

  Kids are not blind to the racial issues that are plaguing America. “I feel a little scared if I just walk down the street,&rdqu...

Dear White Gay Men: Stop Objectifying Gay Men of Color

Lamar Dawson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Lamar Dawson

A few nights ago at a bar in Chelsea, my friends and I were approached by a friendly white guy visiting from Utah. After a few polite introductions and pleasantries, he pulled me over to tell me, "you're a really hot black guy."

Trumping the Immigrants: Prejudice Against Pride

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum--"out of many, one"-- continues to be an ideal we all can aspire to, with or without Donald Trump. Fanning the flames of racism, xenophobia, and division at a time when the US needs more national cooperation is inexcusable.

Racism and the Confederate Flag

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Neal Wooten

Before you get your knickers in a wad, let me say that I would never fly the Confederate Flag. Why? Because it offends people. My history and heritage are what they are whether the flag flies or not.

Marriage Equality: Racism on the Side

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

My heart is filled with joy. My heart is filled with pain. My heart is filled with purpose. My heart is filled with hope.

A Few Confederate Flags Down, But Thousands of Trappings Remain

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

No portrait in any house had ever shocked me more. I recently drove through Mississippi, and stopped in a town known for its extensive pre-Civil War architecture.

Dear South Carolina: We Are Responsible For Each Other

Alison Datko | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Alison Datko

Dear South Carolina, it's been six years since I left, and I still miss you dearly. But I don't miss everything. There was a time, growing up, when I thought I understood the scope of racism in the South. I did not. Your culture is not sporadically punctuated with racism. The two are intricately intertwined.

"Justice" and Grace in Charleston

Leona Foxx | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime
Leona Foxx

Justice can become a serial killer, if every victim justifies retaliation against their perceived enemies. The only way to interrupt the sequence is with forgiveness. Forgiveness is not justice in another form. Forgiveness is unjust. Forgiveness is gracious, merciful, and loving.

Unloading a Weighty Taboo

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I can wrap both of my legs behind my head. My triglyceride level recently registered at 62. My favorite food is kale. And in addition to all of these glorious qualities, I am overweight.

Can I Ever Forgive Evangelicals?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I noticed with interest and, quite frankly, surprise an article headline on the front page of The New York Times dated Tuesday, June 9, 2015, which stated: "Evangelicals Open Door to Debate on Gay Rights."

How I (Didn't) Destroy a Fundamentalist Christian

Mike Neergaard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Neergaard

Our PFLAG chapter recently sponsored a session on the so-called "clobber verses" in the Bible. These aptly named verses are the pretext Christians use to oppose GLBT rights. A twenty-something woman came to the session, and afterwards, she had a question for the speaker.

How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias

Rhonda Magee | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices

When I was promoted to tenured full professor, the dean of my law school kindly had flowers sent to me at my home in Pacific Heights, an overpriced Sa...

Stereotyping? We Can Do Better, With Common Values

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.

The Moment of Impact

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Mackenzie Long

We are rioting in the streets, protesting for the same injustices that have plagued our nation for far too long. We are watching on the news, images of our brothers and sisters, friends and countrymen who do not stand alone in their need to be heard, their need to be answered.

For Other White Mothers

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

Very few of us who are white and whose children are white ever have to think about our children being... white. We use adjectives like "cute" or "athletic" or "smart" or "kind," but not "white."

Native Americans, Why Not Make an Adam Sandler Movie?

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Coming soon to a theater near you: The Misadventures of Adam-Boy! No, that movie doesn't exist yet. But the Native American cinematic community might want to consider such a film, as it may be the best way to exact payback on Adam Sandler.

You Are Wrong

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

If say you are religious, spiritual, Christian or any other religion and you find yourself quoting scripture to demonstrate your faith, please take a closer look at the passages about poverty and justice. It is impossible to walk in the footsteps and grace of any God and not care about the injustices against African Americans in our nation.