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Prejudice

'Unclean' -- Iran's Outcast Baha'i Minority

Anthony Vance | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Anthony Vance

The concept of ritual uncleanliness is an old one embedded in several major religious traditions, including Islam and Judaism. It is still accepted by many religious Iranian Muslims today.

Jewish Peoplehood in a Multicultural World

Irina Nevzlin Kogan | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Irina Nevzlin Kogan

While vanishingly few of us, then, have ever truly set aside the solidarity that has sustained us as a people for three millennia, all too many of us are prejudiced and yes, even flat-out, no-getting-around-it racist towards other Jews.

Fair Employment Practices: A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Today the National Black Justice Coalition released a groundbreaking report that examines how bias and prejudice based on race, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression intersect to the detriment of LGBT workers of color.

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.

Why Is Sexism Okay in Development Work? Reconsidering the 'Women are Better' Dialogue.

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

I'm a woman, so I can't pretend to know how men feel when their sex is disparaged, but I know if the talk from many NGOs and social businesses about males was said about females, I'd be annoyed.

WATCH: Woman Must Cut Her Dreadlocks To Keep Her Job

Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

Following reports of a Baltimore woman fired from her job because of her blonde highlights, another black woman is facing discrimination because of th...

Dark Skin = Un-American?

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Reef Karim, D.O.

Apparently being American means being white and having a name everyone's familiar with.It means being comfortable with what you know and who you know. It means being fearful of the unknown. And it means not having dark skin.

To the Supremes: Hands Off Affirmative Action

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard testimony Tuesday, October 15, 2013 on an Affirmative Action case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

Ways We Try to Justify Our Traditions: Sports and Beyond

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Norma Cook Everist

The debate about whether the Washington Redskins should bow to pressure to change its name will continue as long as we as a nation fail to see the difference between trying to justify traditions and recognizing the real deep-seated problems.

The History of the United States -- So Far

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Mott

There are a lot of other moments in U.S. history (immigration, sexism, ableism, classism, etc.) that I could have added to this history, but there was not enough room to include all the things that have happened (and are happening) in this country because someone believes God says so.

Does Diversity Undermine Community Trust?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.04.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

There are lots of theories about diversity and trust, but little agreement. Some believe that ethnically diverse communities foster trust, while others argue the opposite, that diversity breeds conflict.

LGBTQ Research Receives More Hate Mail Than Donations

Kristen Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Mark

What more support does one need for conducting LGBTQ prejudice research when advertisements for the study attract more prejudice than donations? Dr....

Notes From the Universe: When the God You Favor Doesn't Favor You

Yolo Akili | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Yolo Akili

There are many things that black gay men who grew up in the church believe, or have experienced, that seem foreign to me... and in many ways, unfathomable. Who does it serve to have a "higher power" that "favors" some people, while leaving the rest of us living in lack and injustice?

5 Reasons the First Indian-American Crowned Miss America Represents Best Aspirations for Modern America

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Monday morning I woke up to a fascinating news feed about backlash on the winner, Miss New York, an Indian-American, and a first.

50 Years Later: Prejudice Remains, But Opportunities Abound

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | DC
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Take it from a formerly homeless Hispanic high-school dropout who grew up to become the Surgeon General of the United States: Life is what you make it.

Do We Live In A Colorblind Society? Half of Americans Say No

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Has the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made ...

Embracing Tolerance

T.A. Ridout | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Embracing tolerance can be difficult because it means letting go of the intolerant aspects of our worldviews and recognizing our in-group biases. It means abandoning our mental straitjackets and acknowledging the full spectrum of exquisite nuance that humanity exhibits.

Why I Don't Do Pride Anymore

Eden Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Eden Walker

It wasn't neo-Nazis and threats of violence that stopped me from going to Pride. It wasn't the commercialization of Pride that deterred me from staking my claim to my part of the LGBTQI space. It was a butch lesbian with a bouncer's badge.

'Who Am I to Judge?'

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Although the pope did not suddenly change the church's view that LGBTQ people should remain celibate, whether as priests or as lay people, he did tell Christians around the world that it's time to live up to the highest values of the faith rather than descend to base disrespect for human beings.

A Hoodie, an Orthodox Jew and Independence Day: The Pursuit of Freedom Is a Muthaf@cka!

Robert West | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert West

As my friend and I sipped our beers at the popular gay sports bar, in walked a gentleman with a hoodie on. I recognized the man as an Orthodox Jew who was concealing his trademark curls. He exuded a nervous energy, and in minutes people were creeped out enough to start complaining.

Huma's Support for Weiner: What's Saudi Arabia Got to Do With It?

Hamna Zubair | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Hamna Zubair

Why, in an article that is largely about how Weiner's sext-addiction may damage his and his wife's standing with the Clintons, does Dowd feel the need to mention Huma Abedin's upbringing in Saudi Arabia?

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

Maybe I Am a Bad Influence After All

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

"You can't let them adopt. They're a bad influence and, you know, the kids will turn out just like them." An otherwise progressive and educated person I know once said that. "Them," in that statement, meant LGBT people.

Racism in the U.S. & the Headscarf in Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Unfortunately, somehow a physical manifestation of a woman's faith has become a threatening political symbol in Turkey. Even some conservatives have mixed feelings when it comes to the headscarf.

What About Trayvon's Presumed Innocence?

Zhivargo Laing | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
Zhivargo Laing

George Zimmerman's defense suggested he presumed Trayvon guilty of something. He did not afford Trayvon the luxury of presumed innocence.The jury's verdict did nothing to dispel this view.