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Prejudice

The Bully at the Border

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Gabriella van Rij

Don't forget, no matter where I am in the world, people will ask where I am from, and my answer is, "I am Dutch, from Amsterdam." The reaction, as you can imagine, is "no way."

Hello From the Other Side: A Message to Davey Wavey About Older Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

From one Davey to another, all the way from the other side of 35 (there's not such a distance between us; just a million miles of experience), now that you've begun to see the cruelty promulgated by young gay men against older gay men, think about what you're doing.

Stacey Dash and Whoopi Goldberg Are Both Right About BET

Randy Paul Oetinger | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Randy Paul Oetinger

Stacey Dash confuses me. For that matter, so does Ben Carson. They are both voices for the conservative political caucus, Dash on Fox and Carson as a presidential candidate. What I cannot grasp is their staunch advocacy on behalf of extreme conservatives given the history of that movement.

Sexism Against Men? I Wish.

Barbara Holm | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Barbara Holm

I acknowledge as a white, cisgender person that my beliefs come from a ridiculously privileged place. I understand that white feminists' voices have flooded civil rights conversation over the last couple years. That being said... If someone tells you that they are offended by something... just believe them.

Won't vs Can't--How Political Correctness Can Stunt Our Growth

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you know I am a huge believer in kindness. This may lead you to conclude that I am also a supporter of pol...

"Microaggression:" Allow It to Pass or Make a Fuss?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

These experiences inform me about our diversity. We claim to celebrate our differences. Our respect for one another requires constant effort. It does not come easy.

5 Things We Hope to Hear in the President's State of the Union Speech

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

President Obama has said that his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12 will be framed around "the big things" he sees as being priorities in the years to come, rather than taking a policy-centric approach to the speech. He has said that there is more work that needs to be done, and we agree.

Muslims: America's New Catholics?

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

Long before Muslims in America faced ignorance, fear and hatred, Catholics confronted similar reactions. During the American colonial period and for ...

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

It Is About Freedom, Brother

James Peron | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
James Peron

To paraphrase Ayn, a good man is a good man regardless of how many other evil men belong to his religion, or claim to. A bad man is still a bad man, no matter how many good men belong to his faith. Individualism ultimately means each man, woman and child is responsible for their actions, not the actions of others.

Learning from the Religious Extremism of ISIS/DAESH

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The best lesson to be drawn from religious exclusivity and fanaticism is what sages have taught for centuries: if my relationship with my religion or holy book comes in the way of my relationship with you, it is bound to come in the way of my relationship with God.

The War at Home: Four Ways Good Faith Can Help Defeat ISIS

David Briggs | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

What much research proposes, and history also teaches, is that democracy flourishes when we start with the idea that all people are created equal, and endowed with certain inalienable rights.

WATCH: Clearing Hatred

Brad Yates | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There's an awful lot out there in the media -- especially social media -- promoting hatred. But as compelling as it sometimes feels, there's no two w...

The House Sinatra Lived In

Michael Winship | Posted 12.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

I wrote for Sinatra once. Although as I've become fond of saying, you didn't so much write for Sinatra as at him.

Stop Being Politically Correct!

Erin Havel | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Erin Havel

The current push to stop being politically correct is misguided. Especially when many screaming the loudest for its demise are also those who believe all terrorists are Muslim, all African Americans are criminals, and that changing the name of the Washington Redskins is far worse than offending an entire culture of Native Americans.

Wikipedia & Deepak Chopra II: Top 5 Most Inaccurate Claims

Ryan Castle | Posted 12.05.2015 | Media
Ryan Castle

An Insider's Point-by-Point Rebuttal of the Bias and Deception on One of Wikipedia's Most Contentious Pages Note: Referenced material includes links ...

8 Reasons You Shouldn't Ask People of Color Where They Are Really From

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Among people of color, this question is universally panned and acknowledged as the most annoying one we can receive. Still, we continue to be on the receiving end of it more times than we care to recall, in every situation imaginable.

A Call for All Movements to Unite Against the Corruption of Our Democracy

Beth Green | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Beth Green

At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...

To Be Black Is To Never, Ever Feel Safe

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

Gunshots tore through a predominantly black crowd that was gathered in Minneapolis Monday night to demand justice for the death of 24-y...

The Courage to Be Kind

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Can we never learn from the past? If we do not help the Syrians we end by not just destroying the lives of refugees but destroying the moral fabric of this country. Did we keep the Irish from immigrating to America because of the violence committed by the IRA?

Diet Clinic Diary: Day After Paris Attacks

Setareh Sabety | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Setareh Sabety

I was a bit hesitant going out of my room and to the Aqua gym session this morning. I am an Iranian-American, in a clinic in Cannes, France, where a good 25 percent of the people voted for the extreme right party Front National, so my paranoia was not entirely unfounded.

My Transgender Life: People Like Us

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Apparently we not only want to be with people like us, but we also seem afraid of those who are not like us.

When Faced With 'All Lives Matter'

Keith Powell | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

I don't see police officers as the enemy. And let me also be clear: I am not a victim. I don't feel that the world owes me anything, and I know that I need to work hard and play nice in order to have a happy life. But why do I still get harassed by some police officers for no justifiable reason?

A Guide to White Privilege For White People Who Think They've Never Had Any

Deborah Foster | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices
Deborah Foster

Now I finally accepted what it meant to have white privilege and how being a poor white person didn't erase that, I have witnessed countless white people from backgrounds similar to mine struggle more than any other white people with accepting white privilege.

Wikipedia and Deepak Chopra: Open-Source Character Assassination

Ryan Castle | Posted 11.02.2015 | Media
Ryan Castle

When collaborative editing devolves into mob mentality it is not just the individual being abused who suffers, it is everyone who trusts in the integr...