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Ex-Head of Anti-Islam German Movement Apologizes For Past Stances

HuffPost Germany | Susanne Klaiber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

The speech is touching, in a way. Sometimes, it's even astonishing. But in the end, it's not as revealing as we might have hoped. Kathrin Oertel, ...

South Africa: A Nation at War With Itself

Alex Matthews | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Alex Matthews

Returning to a city you once lived in (and loved living in) is a bit like spending time with an erstwhile lover with whom you parted amicably. There is so much that still connects you, that remains feels familiar; and yet the encounter is fleeting.

Tea Party and Likud East and West: A Symbiosis of Fear and Division

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.

From 'Deafening Silence' to Desperate Silencing: Hinduphobia Denial Is Hinduphobia Too

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

This essay is not about Narendra Modi's silences, real or perceived. It is not about allegations of silence made and repeated in the echo-chamber of unimaginative media discourses. No. It is about a real silence that no one in the media bothers calling out.

Violence Against the 'Other' as Systematic Blight on Our Society

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Whenever anyone of us is diminished, we are all demeaned, when anyone or any group remains institutionally and socially stigmatized, marginalized, excluded, or disenfranchised, when violence comes down upon any of us, the possibility for authentic community cannot be realized unless and until we challenge it in truly transformational ways.

The Lynching of Sureshbhai Patel

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Rev. Jeff Hood

The video is horrific. Madison, Alabama police officer Eric Parker slammed Sureshbhai Patel into the ground hard enough to paralyze him. There wa...

Europe's Coming Battle

John Feffer | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

If these murders do not constitute a war, they nonetheless point to a deep conflict inside Europe. This conflict is not over whose religion is the one true religion. It is about the very identity of Europe.

Searching for Charlie in Washington D.C.

András Simonyi | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
András Simonyi

The threats against our modern, multicultural and diverse societies, whether in America, Europe or Australia, are almost identical. When freedom of speech is under threat, then all that we stand for, all the underpinnings of our way of life, our future is under threat.

The Conflict Has Come to Us

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Lucia Annunziata

The attack in Paris has presented a much more important problem -- while we continue to discuss the nature of this ongoing conflict, the conflict has come to us. And it has found us unprepared.

Duke Student Athletes Speak Out on the Power of Language

Daniel Kort | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Daniel Kort

I am proud of my peers for leading by example in challenging marginalizing language and bias both on and off the field, building safer and more inclusive communities, and validating the identities and experiences of people of all backgrounds.

A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving the family resemblance? Can we imagine a world where we pull on the common bond of our humanity, and it never breaks?

Ferguson Burns and the World Looks on

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

It is good that we are unsettled right now as Americans. It is good that this is a moment which pushes our faces into the ugliness of our national reality as it is, and that will not allow us to simply to glance away as we wish that it was otherwise.

Game of (Nationalist) Cards in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
John Feffer

Despite the ongoing struggle for civil rights on the part of ethnic Hungarians and the continued playing of nationalist cards by extremists on both sides, Ungvari Zrinyi believes that the situation has improved overall.

Lessons of the Berlin Wall's Forgotten Aftermath

Tim Stone | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Tim Stone

Though the Wende, or "Change," freed the East German people from over forty years of Stalinist dictatorship, remembering the forgotten side of German unification -- when right-wing hooligans waged thousands of attacks on defenseless foreigners -- provides a cautionary tale of failed leadership.

Worry, Don't Be Happy: How We Decide What's Dangerous

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The desire to seal off borders and quarantine the health care workers is driven to a large extent by our ancestral behavioral immune system. Cues that once improved survival have become maladaptive behaviors in our contemporary world.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

"You ARE Home" -- How a Small Canadian Town Shamed Bigots Everywhere

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Every cowardly bigot, in the US, Canada or anywhere, is put to shame by the people of Cold Lake. And there are plenty who should be ashamed -- Murrieta isn't a rare example.

Is Racism Playing A Role In The Panic Over Ebola?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.25.2014 | Black Voices

As Americans succumb to Ebola panic, their response seems to have taken an ugly turn, particularly toward those of African descent. With Rwandan ch...

The Fictional Character Who Stoked Real Anti-China Hatred

Christopher Frayling | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Christopher Frayling

Dr. Fu Manchu lingered -- and lingers -- in the popular consciousness, more than any other twentieth century fictional bad guy, as the ultimate personification of oriental villainy.

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

What Makes A Phobia Different From Fear

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

In the course of everyday life, the words "phobia" and "fear" are often used interchangeably. Dig a little deeper, though, and you will find a differe...

Blaming England's World Cup Defeat on "Too Many Foreigners" Is Dangerous Nonsense

Stefan Szymanski | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Stefan Szymanski

This is dangerous nonsense. Nonsense because the performance of the England team has actually improved in the 20 years since the end of restrictions on player mobility, and dangerous because xenophobia is on the rise in Europe as a whole.

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

Open Forums: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Amy Wu | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Amy Wu

The complex relationship between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders recently resurfaced (this time in the YouTube universe) when a video of a young child from Mainland China urinating in Hong Kong streets went viral.

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.