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"Minty Meets Her Massa"

Taii K. Austin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Taii K. Austin

MINTY MEETS HER MASSA is a satire on the sanitization of American history in textbooks. PLEASE WATCH UNTIL THE END TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE. ...

Tackling Nepal's Human Traffickers

Nick Grono | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nick Grono

There's a long way to go, but working with local communities is a powerful strategy that can make a real difference to those who have been trafficked, or are in great risk - which is why we are committed to working in Nepal to combat modern slavery long after international memories of the earthquakes have faded.

When Does Political Correctness Go Too Far?

Michael Russnow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Michael Russnow

Last week some students at Princeton petitioned the school to stop tributes to Woodrow Wilson, its former university president and, more importantly, our former U.S. president, including the possible renaming of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Black, Handicapped Worker Was Enslaved, Abused For Years: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

Two South Carolina brothers are accused of assaulting a black, mentally handicapped employee, making him work until he was too weak to get home on hi...

As a Muslim, ISIS's Religion Is Not My Religion

Sana Tayyen | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Sana Tayyen

In what sense is ISIS Muslim? They are the fringe and extreme minority yet the most radical and furthest away from Islam and Muslims. They have named themselves Islamic, robbed the language of the Quran, and donned on 7th century dress and symbols.

Ben Carson's Not the First Politician to Draw Ridiculous Parallels to Slavery

Ethan J. Kytle | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Ethan J. Kytle

These slavery analogies betray a profound indifference to, if not ignorance of, the tragic plight of bondsmen and women. Yet Americans--from Patriots and Loyalists during the Revolution to Ben Carson today--have felt comfortable likening human bondage to high taxes, unjust laws, black enfranchisement, or, in Carson's case, national healthcare and abortion.


Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Jens Martin Skibsted

Looking at the numbers, the transatlantic slave trade matches the Holocaust in horror - maybe even without counting subsidiary effects like internal s...

Some Students Want Harvard Law's Seal Changed Due To Slavery Connection

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.10.2015 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- Some students at Harvard Law School want it to change its official seal because of its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder. The seal d...

An Open Letter to Ben Carson @HuffPostBlog

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The fact that you're now getting battered in the press is no one's fault but your own. I'm sorry Doc, but lies matter. And they matter big time when you're running for president. You're on the hot seat now for sure.

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story

Kelley Calkins | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Kelley Calkins

Yeonmi Park's childhood reads like the kind of fiction best-suited for sadists, marked by starvation, the execution of a friend's mother, the imprisonment of her father, human trafficking, and chronic sexual violence.

Eliminating v. Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons? Debunking a False Dilemma

Nobuo Hayashi | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Nobuo Hayashi

History shows that doing the right thing is never about just doing it. It takes acceptance of its consequences and a readiness to address them. Shying away from these tasks is not pragmatism. It is called cowardice.

Theology in the Hands of Racist Colonialists

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Craig Luekens

I know that the Church has committed untold amounts of suffering and evil in the name of Christ. (There is no religion, philosophy, or worldview, for that matter, that hasn't, all to greater or lesser degrees of distortion).

Visiting a Plantation but No Mention of Slaves

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Yes, slavery is dark and sometimes you don't want to hear about it but we can't sweep it under the rug like it never happened. Let's be truthful about the history of this country and let's not water down that history.

Harriet Tubman, Unlikely Patriot and American Icon

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Who'd have thought that words such as "hot" or "trending" would refer to Harriet Tubman? Yet, there they are. Hers may be the face that boots Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, and her words graced Viola Davis' historic Emmy speech.

Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare and Slavery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Hearing an African American presidential candidate compare the mild health care reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to slavery is hyperbole that is worth paying attention to.

How Dare You: The Costs of Shutting People Down

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Minorities often find themselves in this situation -- whether they work in academia or business or government. And they often have to think about the backlash of someone, quite often an ally, who will take offense if they don't tow the line.

Forget Mannatech, Ben Carson Embraces White Supremacists

Chris Sosa | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Sosa

Voters, and we in the media, have a responsibility to challenge dangerous commentary that belittles the horrors of slavery.

Are Secular Progressives Murderers?

Herb Silverman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Open atheists like me are accustomed to being vilified as a class, but the pejoratives say more about those who cast aspersions than about those they malign. Here are just three examples of judgments made about me, along with my parenthetical thoughts.

Explaining the Ben Carson Phenomenon

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There can only be one reason why Ben Carson is now at the top of three new Iowa polls and a new national poll: Republican voters might be in desperate need of some of the good doctor's brain surgery!

Modern Slavery and Measuring the SDGs

Fiona David | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Fiona David

In September 2015, world leaders gathered in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (or 'SDGs'). Alongside areas of focus such as poverty, hunger and health, the SDGs include a focus on productive employment and decent work.

Treaty Calls On 50 Countries To End Slavery Among Millions

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact

  LONDON, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ratifying a treaty to end forced labour will free millions of people trapped in modern slavery, ...

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

Playboy, Lamar Odom, Amnesty International and the Value of Women

Jonathan Walton | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

The value of a woman's nude body has been reduced to a dollar figure so low by producers and consumers of pornography that they decided to stop taking pictures of them for the pleasure of men and boys.

Ann Coulter's Immigrant Ancestors

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Coulter's peculiar logic and word play provoked my own curiosity about her heritage. I decided to take a peek into her past, starting with her parents.

Nobel Laureate urges governments to follow U.N. lead on ending slavery

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact

NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The new U.N. global development pact may have been a significant step towards ending human trafficki...