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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 11.12.2015 | Gay 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...

This Game Can Make People Less Prejudiced. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

Can you name a female physicist? It turns out just trying to do so may make you less likely to believe women aren’t good at science or math. OK...

Confronting My Prejudices About People Like Me

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Nika C. Beamon

I harbor prejudices about people like me: Black and living in the inner city. However, I wasn't fully aware of it until one night I hobbled on to the number one subway train on Manhattan's Upper West Side using my cane.

This Poet Nails Why 'All Lives Matter' Will Always Be A Horrible Argument

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

"Just because I own slaves doesn't mean I'm racist." This is the first line from Anthony McPherson's poem "All Lives Matter: 1800s Edition," whic...

The Renames of The Day

Nastasya Trudeaux | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Nastasya Trudeaux

Indigenous People, American Indians, First Nations Peoples, Aboriginal People, Native Americans... for having so many monikers, one would think the American education system would maybe give us more than a paragraph or two in the history books.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

U.S. Multiculturalism or Cultural Assimilation?

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
A. B. Wilkinson

In 2015 multiculturalism should be openly embraced in the United States, a country where many pride themselves on having the freedom to be who they are without persecution. Instead, there are many who still advocate intolerance, including several presidential candidates.

Becoming Un-American: Political Othering and Proving Carson Wrong

Attiya Latif | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Attiya Latif

I'm going to pursue my dreams in the hopes that some day soon, the world will not second-guess, doubt, or make judgments on my identity. I am going to own my complexity, my love of America, and my love of the religion that has been a guiding buoyancy in the toughest of times.

For the Ahmeds I Know

Tina Karkera | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Tina Karkera

keep thinking about all the Ahmeds I know, from various backgrounds, religions and ethnicities. The young boys in my family and in my community. This could have been someone I know, someone I love.

Racism Against Asians And Asian Americans Is Prejudice You Can Still Get Away With

Miraj U. Desai | Posted 09.23.2015 | Hawaii
Miraj U. Desai

It was as if yoga was invented on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, right next to a Starbucks, neatly packaged for your consumption.


Francesca Milliken | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

I started cross-posting my writing on The Huffington Post Blog last November, but for the first several months no one commented on any of my pieces. ...

Bigotry and Repression in 'Religious' Guise

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kim Davis certainly does not walk in the footsteps of progressive leaders who took a stand to improve circumstances for oppressed people. Rather, she follows the muddled path of such people as Alabama Governor George Wallace.

Sorry Bratton, You Can’t Say Race Has Nothing To Do With This

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has expressed unambiguous concern since news broke of some of his cops wrongfully slamming former tennis star Jam...

Racism Is Not Isolated

Kate Kenski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Kate Kenski

Racism happens more than many people realize. When we are not the individuals directly targeted, we may not recognize it. But racism happens in our own backyards.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Why Do Republicans Hate Foreigners?

Cody Cain | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Foreigners are simply human beings, just like us. Just like everyone. The only difference with foreigners is that they just so happened to have been born in a location different from us. That's all. So why would one human being hate another human being?

Anti-Jewish Oppression and Theme of Powerful Manipulators

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Today we still live in a society that attempts to define and perpetuate lies about the real lives of Jewish people and of all minoritized peoples, and even proclaims that we do not have a right to exist. But exist we do, everywhere, in all walks of life.

Bigotry in Numbers: Why Academics Look Down on Evangelicals

David Briggs | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.