Under pressure from parents and teachers it looks like New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing off on his demand that fifty percent of a teach...
Black students have every right to force issues relating to their experiences on campus. There has been far too much self-congratulation on the part of white America about what has already been accomplished. At the same time, the deeper patterns of institutional racism will not be solved on America's campuses, and there are limits to what a college president can do. At several campuses, administrators who have sought to constructively engage students and make achievable concessions are finding that student leaders are loathe to compromise lest they seem to be selling out. These protests could be real opportunities to raise consciousness -- or they could end badly, in stalemate, protracted occupations and bitterness on both sides. And there is a deeper challenge here. America is currently the scene of ideological fragmentation, with lunatic activism on the far right that ranges from armed attacks on Planned Parenthood to assaults on refugees. In this climate, progressives above all need unity and resolve.
Today's topics include: Russian jet shot down over Turkey; Black Lives Matter protesters gunned down by douchebag military cosplayers; Trump says he's the least racist person in the world; Trump doesn't fact-check himself and much more.
Here is what's grimly fascinating in this year's dystopian carnival of a Republican presidential primary. When it comes to what can be said in America, all bets are off.
Donald Trump's toxic comments about immigrants and women are completely counter to the spirit of my late husband Gene Kelly. Not only would Gene be appalled by Trump's deplorable words and actions, he would be stricken that such depravity could be tolerated in a race for President of the United States.
Honors, Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs can be an insidious way of maintaining racial segregation in nominally desegregated public schools.
In a TMFS Sketch, Donald Trump delivers a special Thanksgiving message to all of his racist supporters.
As a coalition of concerned graduate students of color and those in solidarity at Brown University, we come together to articulate our vision for a more equitable, responsible, and inclusive university.
There is a great deal of racism and colorism within Hispanic enclaves that goes unnoticed, unreported, and kept in obscurity by other Hispanics who happen to be white (and some POC, too). Why do you think some of us have to start our own platforms to speak about these things?
I know you feel called out, especially if this happened in front of other people, but here is the good news. No one is trying to correct that one totally bigoted cranky old uncle at the Thanksgiving table.
Bringing down the monster won't be easy or happen quickly, even in the best-case scenario. It won't happen at all if we deny refuge to victims of Islamic State terror abroad and demonize Muslim-Americans at home. We're better and smarter than that -- or at least we should be.
This morning I received this essay from Judi Cohen, a meditation and mindfulness teacher whose focus is training attorneys and judicial system workers...
How do we negotiate history? The aforementioned question is at the heart of the debate between students at Princeton University and the administration about the role of the nation's 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.
I'm tired of people with privilege being able to wash away their mistakes, while those without privilege must carry and live with their mistakes for a lifetime. If a black man must have a criminal record follow him into job interviews, then Princeton must have Woodrow Wilson everywhere
"Oh my Servants, I have forbidden injustice for myself and have forbidden it among you, so do not be unjust with each other" -- Islamic tradition. S...
Simply put, oppressed groups that fight for social change aren't looking for a role-reversal; they're just looking for equal treatment. It's as easy as that.