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Racial Justice

Saying Blue Lives Matter Won't Protect Police

Jonathan Walton | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

When you say Blue Lives Matter you're saying that Black Lives don't because no one says Blue Lives Matter unless you're shouting down people fighting against police brutality and abuse of power.

Letter to America: Achieving Racial Justice Is A Job For All Of Us

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

The work of achieving the America we dream of should not be the work of one group or another but all of us who call this country home. And we the people -- Black, Brown, White -- must not rest until all can claim that dream. And bring it to powerful, just fruition.

Locked Up: What Is A Youth Prison?

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.11.2016 | Crime
Liz Ryan

In juvenile justice, size matters. Larger isn't better. In fact, it's worse. A youth detention or correctional facility over 25-30 beds is considered large, one of the key traits of a youth prison.

Rise Up America, Be Better. Our Humanity Requires It.

Laphonza Butler | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Laphonza Butler

I wanted to speak out today because of what Dr. King called the "fierce urgency of now". I want to briefly talk to you as a daughter of a black man. As a mother of a black 2 year old daughter. As a woman of color. And as an American who loves this country deeply.

Making The Workplace A Safe Space In An Unsafe World

Becca Bracy Knight | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Becca Bracy Knight

I was devastated to read about the second fatal police shooting of a black man in fewer than 48 hours. I don't have more eloquent or insightful comm...

'Free State Of Jones' Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Black-White Alliance

Amb. Andrew J. Young | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices
Amb. Andrew J. Young

We need more Newt Knights today. We need coalitions to combat the pernicious and ominous signs that appear around us this year. We need to work together to fight the newer forms of obvious oppression.

How Janet Yellen Is Embracing The Fed's Role In Racial Justice

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

Oh, what a difference a year can make. Last July, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen endured criticism for House testimony in which she seemed to...

A Buddhist Call To Action Against the Suffering of Racism

Anurag Gupta | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Anurag Gupta

Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and co...

Spiritual Bypass Bypasses Justice: Can We Make Buddhist Communities More Authentic?

Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD

Maybe Karl Marx had it half right on this one; religion can be the opium of the people. The opiod effect of happiness and bliss is present in many spi...

Dark Justice: Combatting Social Injustice Through Satire

David H. Schwartz | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
David H. Schwartz

This article was co-authored by Chris Hadley, who writes for the online web series magazine Snobby Robot, and for the film music magazine Film Score M...

Here’s Why Progressive Economic Policy Cannot Ignore Race

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Achieving racial justice and economic equality are sometimes viewed as mutually exclusive goals that appeal to distinctly different progressive consti...

Remembering, Reclaiming and Honoring Our Roots

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the past year, we have seen a welcome surge, prodded by new books on slavery, campus debates, and student protests, of new commitments by some universities and other institutions to confront the truth about their own histories, especially the ugly legacies of slavery and Native American genocide.

Less Talk, More Action: Collaborating to Reduce Racial Disparities in Education

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Today's guest author is Dr. Rev. PM Crowley Hillstrom. Racial equity is not simply a buzz phrase. It is the foundation on which our national consciou...

The Green Party and LGBTQIA+ Rights

Michael Dennis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Dennis

The arc of justice for LGTBQIA+ persons is intersectional with other realms that we as Greens care about.

To My White Friend

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Walton

You live in suburban Atlanta and if I went for a run in your neighborhood before I left I would have to ask you a some questions. Do you have a neighborhood watch? Would I be questioned by your neighbors as to why I was there? 

"What Made Donald Trump Mean?"

Trystan Angel Reese | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Trystan Angel Reese

"What made Donald Trump mean?" The question caught me WAY off guard. My son, Riley, is eight -- we were at a play date with friends, and he overheard the adults talking about politics.

Internalized Oppression: Healing Scars You Can't See

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

I'd repeat messages that inspired love, confidence, support. I began to talk to myself in my head the way I would encourage my best friend, or sister, or even a student.

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah van Gelder

"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension--all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles." Angela...

The Moment We Have Waited for

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Rev. Vivian, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a role model for so many of us in the 1960s era of civil rights activism and still, believes young people today are inheriting the world at a unique crossroads in history.

Public Hanging of a Black Man Used as Table Decor: An Apology is Not Enough

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 03.12.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

I cannot fathom how anyone could be so ignorant as to think the use of the picture of the 1895 hanging of Richard Burelson in Texas on its tables would be funny. Nonetheless, Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota used the photograph with a comic caption above the condemned man's head.

These Charts Explain How Racial Inequality Continues Into Retirement

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

You have a better chance of retiring in dignity in the United States if you are white. African-American and Latino workers are far less likely than th...

Diversity in Television: An FCC Principle Now Being Reconsidered

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 02.29.2016 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

A founding principle of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is protecting the public interest in communications - in television, radio, intern...

Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Hillary Clinton At Private Event In South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Two Black Lives Matter activists interrupted a private Hillary Clinton fundraising event Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina. Youth activist...

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.