Though Lee has subsequently apologized and compensated McClain, can moral superiority be so entrenched on one side that it can freely participate in immoral acts? Assuming it was in fact Zimmerman's address, what did Lee hope to achieve by re-tweeting it?
In a real sense, Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman exposes the mythology of the NRA's core narrative about guns and self-defense.
By the end of the riots, people had reduced the spotless idyllic alters of the City of Angeles to cinders. But there are still lessons in those ashes.
For much of America's history, black people have been told to wait. Wait for what? For white people's humanity to evolve? We might as well be waiting for Godot.
In 2009, a year after the publication of my first picture book, Bird, I wrote an open letter to the children's publishing industry. I appealed to the ...
While the right to self-defense is a principle deeply rooted in Jewish biblical and rabbinic sources, this week's Torah portion actually calls on us to think about how not to stand our ground as we respond to the needs of others.
What happened? Who is to blame for this increase in racism? Is it still 2012 or did somebody turn the clock backwards? What happened to the progress? What happened to the change of attitudes?
Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.
I've done my best to protect my son by teaching him to anticipate prejudice and understand that for some, his skin color is an invitation to scorn and mistreatment. Still, he has faced harassment. He's grown accustomed to this.
The Zimmerman case jury may be fair and impartial. But to pretend that racial bias doesn't exist in racially charged trials is self-serving and dangerous. His case could again cast an ugly glare on jury race bias.
Los Angeles plays host to entertainment's biggest award shows; President Obama stops by the city to raise millions of dollars at celebrity homes; the ...
Granting bail to Zimmerman renders all the rallies, petitions and hard work done around the world to bring him to justice meaningless. It effectively communicates defiance within the Sanford judicial system to say, "We don't care what you think."
What is it like for a Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab in public? Does this particular religious attire render its wearers vulnerable to verbal and physical violence?
This was the headline: "Zimmerman, Martin's parents to face off in court." The words, of course, merely summed up a moment in the news cycle last we...
57 years after the murder of Emmett Louis Till, who would have thought that we would find ourselves once again confronted with the never healing sore of Injustice?
Out of 30 students, only two recognized the word "Holocaust." But when talk turned to discrimination and bigotry, every single hand went up, each student desperate to recount his or her own tale of prejudice.