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Prejudice

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.

On Iran and Israel: Does God So Love the World?

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

As the US faces a vote to restore full diplomatic relations with Iran, I fear that my Christian brothers and sisters will oppose these decisive and historic steps toward peace out of devotion to Israel.

Salma Hayek Describes Her Experience Being Discriminated Against At A Movie Theater

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her recent project “The P...

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

Stop Denying Me My Blackness: A Latina Speaks About Race

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Yes, I am black. I am also indígena. It is not up to the world to decide my identity for me. To deny a Latina her blackness just because she doesn't "look black" or has a different experience because she's not African American, is to be ignorant of history.

Touching 'Nappy' Hair

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

For whatever it is worth, an observer who is neither black nor white cannot help but discern the color line. Race enthralls us, in the original definition of the word. Despite being a myth, it is powerful enough in our shared imagination to create its own reality.

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.