Students remind us the important lesson that when we isolate, segregate, and diminish the lives of others, it devalues the state, and devalues our shared humanity. These students show that if you want to be about something, if you want to truly be patriotic instead of just seeming so, this is one of the ways to do just that.
As the Rio 2016 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad come to an end, Twitter has become a major platform for how sporting events, governing bodies and associations, and professional athletes engage and enhance the experience of such spectacles.
There's a well-worn saying in the tech world: If you're not paying for the product, then you are the product. Put differently, Facebook, Google, Link...
Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.
With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."
He'll graduate next month from a public high school in a New Jersey suburb, one of those places where 98% of the class attends a four-year college. Some go to Ivies or near Ivies, many to prestigious liberal arts colleges, and another group to public research universities. That's my kids' peer group. So Dan and I exulted our way through April.
HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.
Image by B. A. Coussens This past week's developments in the fight over House Bill 2 has intensified the discussion over the bill for many members ...
It is unclear whether this new measure will disqualify states like North Carolina from hosting NCAA championships. But North Carolina's anti-LGBT law was clearly an impetus for the NCAA's official bidding process amendment.
While every stance made against House Bill 2 marks a vital contribution in the movement against an unjust and discriminatory law, the calls by the representative bodies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are qualitatively different from those of businesses and private institutions.
North Carolina is sticky summer nights catching lightening bugs. North Carolina is fading blue mountaintops and salty ocean crests. North Carolina is the best barbeque in the South and tea so sweet it makes your teeth tingle. But, North Carolina is also discrimination.
Rather than call out corruption and reassert the primacy of academic values, university presidents duck responsibility and cravenly feed the nation's basketball "addiction". Winning on the hard court, they have decided, is more important than integrity.
It's one thing for a board to hire a president who can incite necessary change; it's quite another to pour gasoline all over the house.
On this tragic day, the heavens screamed as three angels were killed. But on this very same day, a legacy was born. Here are 10 things we can learn from Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha, in the words of their closest friends.
"I would never take advantage of this tragedy or these circumstances to preach our faith," Yousef Abu-Salha said in a phone interview. "But what I wou...
Imagine for a moment that the Kentucky Derby is underway. It's a beautiful day. The horses are all rounding a turn in full stride, close together, hooves pounding, sprays and clumps of dirt flying up from the track.