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Racial Justice

Hillary Clinton To Talk Shop With Top Civil Rights Leaders In New York

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton will visit New York on Feb. 16 to meet with representatives of national civil rights groups and coalitions, including the NAACP and th...

How to Move From Allies to Accomplices

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Only when we openly and truthfully speak to the roots of racism and inequality in our country -- white supremacy, white privilege, and the dehumanization and devaluation of black lives and bodies -- will we able to deal with the modern-day realities of that legacy.

Protesters, Put On a Posture of Peace

Jena K. Gray | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Jena K. Gray

I stand to pursue racial justice and equity for all. I highly detest and condemn violence toward anyone, including those who protect us.

The Attack on Health and Democracy in Flint

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

In many ways, we don't yet know the full damage of the water crisis. The effects of lead poisoning are irreversible. Parents are living with misinformation, unanswered questions and fear of the long-term effects on their children, many of which can't yet be seen.

Human Trafficking and Racial Justice

Juhu Thukral | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Even as there is greater understanding of these issues of coercion, there is still a basic confusion over how to describe trafficking, and how to convey the experiences of victims and survivors.

Bernie Sanders 'Destroys' Donald Trump By 13 Points, 6 More Than Clinton. Here's Why

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Bernie Sanders offers a clear and distinct choice in 2016. If voters want to address structural issues leading to wealth inequality, for example, they'll choose Bernie Sanders, not Trump. If establishment politics is to blame for many of the dilemmas we face as a nation, then only Bernie Sanders provides Americans with a genuine choice for president.

University Responses to Racial Injustice Always Fall Short. Here's the Solution.

Ajay Nair | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Ajay Nair

As higher education institutions respond to the recent demands of their students, it is striking that not a single institution of which I am aware is calling for a paradigm shift for racial justice -- a reimagining of the university.

Martin Luther King on the First Amendment

David Moshman | Posted 01.04.2016 | College
David Moshman

The Promised Land, then, is not simply a "safe space." Social justice is not achieved by eliminating "microaggressions" or requiring "trigger warnings." Student activists, whatever their cause, should recognize and insist on intellectual freedom for all.

Dear Black Folks: A Love Letter from a White Woman

Karen Fleshman | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Karen Fleshman

Black people, thank you for being my friends, bosses, coworkers, mentors, mentees, PTA colleagues, and neighbors. I want to particularly thank my many black millennial friends who are entrepreneurial, smart, resourceful and revolutionary. I have tremendous faith in you.

Why The Fed's Rate Hike Will Hit Black People Harder Than Whites

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.18.2015 | Black Voices

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Against the Odds: New Research Shows How Trans Sex Workers Overcome Pervasive Discrimination and Violence

Erin G. Fitzgerald | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erin G. Fitzgerald

The criminalization and stigmatization of commercial sex worsens the discrimination and marginalization that transgender people already face.

Seeing a Transgender Person Is No Reason to Call 911

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chase Strangio

As a Black trans woman, I am used to unfair and discriminatory treatment, but this was extra upsetting because we were paying customers at a hotel and on our way to a funeral. I felt like I had no rights.

To End AIDS, We Must Value the Lives Most At Risk

Janson Wu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janson Wu

HIV disproportionately targets the most socially and economically vulnerable in our society. That is why, if we are to reach our goal of getting to zero, we must focus on counteracting the many ways our governments, institutions and society devalue the lives of those who are most marginalized.

Colleges Trying To Find Ways To Deal With Racial Incidents

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hun...

Prosecuting Officer Van Dyke Won't Change a Racist Police Culture

Jeffery Robinson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Jeffery Robinson

Charging Officer Van Dyke with murder is a critical step towards justice, but it can't be the beginning and end of this story. Some have used the fact that Officer Van Dyke has been charged with murder to advance the narrative that he was a "bad apple" acting outside the culture of the department.

Why I Support Ford Hall 2015

Matt Carriker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Matt Carriker

Last night I walked into Brandeis' Bernstein-Marcus administration building, site of the current Ford Hall 2015 sit in. Students had been occupying the space since Friday.

White Banker's Son Threatens to Shoot School Kids and Jews, Gets 'Get Outta Jail Free' Card

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

David Lenio of Kalispell, Montana, who is awaiting trial for threatening to shoot school kids and religious leaders, is active on Twitter again despite a court order that released him without bail into the custody of his investment banker father in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on condition that he stay off social media.

Rebuilding Baltimore

Now What | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

As Baltimore cleans up from rioting over the death of Freddie Gray, many wonder how the city will recover....

Why the GOP Must Discuss #BlackLivesMatter in the Next Debate

Ekemini Uwan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices
Ekemini Uwan

Republicans must thoughtfully engage with Black Lives Matter if they desire to gain African American votes from the Democrats. Empty rhetoric will not suffice, and the silence of the GOP on issues that disproportionately impact African Americans cannot continue unabated without dire consequences for the future of the GOP.

In My African-American Family, Beatings "Out of Love" Were Frequent

YWCA USA | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
YWCA USA

When I was a child, the idea of beating someone or hitting them out of love was a concept that weighed heavily in my home. I witnessed my father beat my mother with heartbreaking regularity, and I saw this behavior in other African-American families as well.

Race in America: Changing Reality By Facing It

Randi Weingarten | Posted 10.18.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The presumption of innocence, the benefit of the doubt, walking without worrying -- these should not be hallmarks of white privilege. They are human rights that should be enjoyed by all.

Trump or Treat: Lessons in Anthropology

Janet Mason | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Janet Mason

"It could happen. Trump could get elected. Hitler was elected, you know," said an older friend of mine. My friend and I were sitting in a college classroom where we are taking a class together in anthropology and photography.

Progressive Activists Protest For A Cause You Should Hear More About, But Won't

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

More than a dozen community activists picketed the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia this week, protesting what they say is the bank president&rsq...

Elizabeth Warren Goes All In On Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Sunday forcefully called for a renewed focus on the fight for racial justice, arguing that “we ...

Decision Points: Pursuing Innovation in Prosecution

David LaBahn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
David LaBahn

Though complicated and varied factors contribute to the overuse of jails in our communities and the disproportionate jailing of people of color, prosecutors' actions can and should play a leadership role in addressing these problems.