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Prejudice

Atheism: The Last Major Political Taboo

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Traditional religions and their beliefs in gods are on the decline in America no matter how you measure it: one in five Americans have no religion acc...

Series Explores Life For Black Men In America

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

It’s been almost a year since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin. Still, the discussion it stirred about th...

Does Literary Fiction Challenge Racial Stereotypes?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Reading literary fiction can be highly pleasurable, but does it also make you a better person? Conventional wisdom and intuition lead us to believe that reading can indeed improve us. However, we may overestimate the capacity of literary fiction to foster moral improvement

Captain America On a Not So Stereotypical Mission

Vishavjit Singh | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Vishavjit Singh

I have many more stops on this journey across the nation breaking down stereotypes, not only of turbans, but of red, blue, right and left America.

A Letter to Donald Sterling, the Loneliest Man in L.A. (And Why We Can No Longer Accept His Money)

Jonathan Zeichner | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Zeichner

As someone who has accepted your funding in good faith, I want you to know that I find your remarks to be utterly repugnant and I denounce them. I'm doing so publicly because you have been publishing my photo under yours for several years, and I'd like you to stop.

Redefining Prejudice: Why Are Clive Bundy and Donald Sterling Choosing to Be Subjective, Mindless and Powerless?

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth R. Thornton

Here we are again -- two more incidents to reignite the conversation about racism. In his inflammatory statements, Cliven Bundy says, "Prejudice is ab...

Beware of Those Who Do Things 'For the Children'

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

Are opponents of same-sex marriage really concerned about children's welfare? If so, why do they not oppose convicted murderers, drug addicts, homeless folks, and even those those convicted of child abuse getting married and having children?

Making Way for Jackie Robinson: The Quiet Fight of the Brown Bomber

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael G. Long

It's that time of the year when we honor Jackie Robinson for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century. While he appreciated the sentiment, Robinson often recalled he was not the only black pioneer in sports.

A Bipartisan Attempt to Restore Credibility to the U.S. Border Enforcement System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.

The Professional Prejudice Against Tattoos

Madison Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Madison Hamilton

Imagine: A woman walks into a corporate job interview and her arms are covered in tattoos. Now, imagine another woman with no tattoos, but rather, apparent breast implants walking into the same interview. They are equally qualified for the position -- who is more likely to get the job?

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

Growing Up Gay and Jamaican: As if Being Gay Wasn't Enough

Donovan Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Donovan Thompson

I remember getting nauseous whenever the topic came up around family. I thought they'd be able to see my inner gay, jumping up and down in the pit of my stomach with a muzzle over his mouth.

The Brown Invasion and the Mistrust of Academia

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Education should not solely be used to attain a good job: it opens our minds. That is the best way to break our real and imaginary shackles: mental, physical and spiritual.

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

Trayvon and Jordan: Why Knowing Their Names Hurts

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Tricia Elam Walker

Young black men understand that they are disposable as far as society at large is concerned, and they have internalized that message, often harming themselves in the process in addition to being harmed by others.

Disbelief Doesn't Cure Discrimination

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Humanists and other secular-minded people of every level need to understand that "isms" like sexism and racism don't go away just because we identify as atheists or humanists. We need to unpack our privileges and cultural baggage in order to stop discriminatory behavior.

After Years of Increases, Decline In Hate and Anti-Government Groups May Still Be Bad News

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is good news in a reduction in the number of hate groups, those that remain may very well be more dangerous as a sustained core of more radicalized adherents sticks around.

Loneliness Is a Point of View...

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

A clearer understanding and acceptance of oneself is the route to connection. My last partner, who was HIV negative, told me that my OKness with my HIV status helped him be comfortable with it.

Being Called An 'Exotic Beauty' Is Not A Compliment

Erica Barry | Posted 04.18.2014 | Teen
Erica Barry

My mixed identity has forced me to navigate the world in a different way and "learn" to do a lot of things that other people don't have to learn.

An Open Letter to the White Woman Who Felt Bad for Me at Yoga

Maya Rupert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Maya Rupert

I'm not sure what you thought you saw in my eyes, but, believe me, I don't resent your body or your whiteness for a very simple reason. I don't envy them.

These 14 Unexpected Responses To Hatred Show That Humans Do Sometimes Get It Right

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Whether based on religion, race, nationality or sexuality, overcoming the made-up rivalries society thrusts upon us takes people with strong will, esp...

Connecting Northern Colorado to Dallas Buyers Club

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

It seems to be our way of protecting ourselves from feeling human. We could -- those of us still thus engaged -- could never get AIDS, could never be ...

The Sky Was Falling in Utah

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

The state of Utah obtained some judicial relief on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court that momentarily halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It came not a moment too soon, as apparently the sky was about to fall on the entire state.

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

Examining My Own Privilege as a Gay-White-Cis Male

Tyler Oakley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Oakley

It was like a switch flipped and I could see: privilege played (and will continue to play) a role in so many parts of my life, and by acknowledging and understanding that, I can use my inherent privilege to stand up to systematic inequality.