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When Glenn Beck Calls You A Racist -- Well Then Pot Meet Kettle

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marvin Meadors

Glenn Beck may not be a card carrying member of the Klan, but he rarely hesitates to pander to the racial antipathies of his viewing public!

Why Merkel's Kindness to Asylum Seekers Could Reflect a German Soft Spot for Islam

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

It is an irony of history that the same Germany that had set out to exterminate one group of "Semites," the Jews, in the last century is now laying out the welcome mat for another Semitic group, the Arabs -- considering that the majority of the migrants are from the Middle East -- in this century. So what caused the springs of human kindness to gush forth in German hearts?

Wanting to Preserve Your Way of Life Does Not Make You Racist or Fascist

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

I have been trying to find the language to express my discomfort with the presumption that anyone who does not welcome very large numbers of refugees into Europe with widely opened arms is somehow resurrecting the ghost of Hitler. Or the right language to express the proscribed thought that those in Eastern Europe who want to settle only Christian refugees might have appropriate reservations about the very real difficulties of integrating very different cultural and religious practices into their distinct way of life.

Let's Talk About Sin

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

When I was taught the word sin, it was tasked with the job of explaining the predicament of humanity, revealing a desperate need for a Savior, and point to the redemptive power of God in Jesus. It was supposed to make me more Christ-like, but it failed, so I fired it.

Fact-Checking the Dominican Ambassador on Citizenship, Migration and Human Rights

France Francois | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
France Francois

Despite the millions spent by the Dominican government on public relations and lobbying firms, the facts cannot be spun to make the country look as if it's a successful model for documenting migrants and promoting human rights, as José Tomás Pérez, Dominican Ambassador to the United States, claimed in a recent article.

Stop Criminalizing Children of Color for Being Children

Heather Hamel | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Hamel

It would be easy to characterize Ahmed Mohamed's arrest as a "bizarre aberration." One could imagine chalking it up to "crazy Texas," or worse, victim blaming. We should avoid such decontexualizations that disregard the importance of Ahmed's arrest. It didn't happen in a vacuum.

My Brother Died in 9/11, But I Don't Fear Muslims

Andrew Rice | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Andrew Rice

My brother was killed 14 years ago in the World Trade Center by terrorists who claimed to be devout Muslims. I have learned that what they claimed to be is irrelevant. What they believed, their fears, their warped world-views -- that's what was significant. It mattered what made them tick, not what religion they claimed.

#IStandWithAhmed: Or When Islamophobia Jumped the Shark

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

Are schools not supposed to be institutions of education and learning, complete with a welcoming atmosphere for all in the hopes of serving as a beacon of light for the next generation?

A Commonsensical View of Nonsensical Presidential Hopeless Donald Trump

Rumni Saha | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Rumni Saha

I am no expert on politics but this much I know −- a country that values tolerance, acceptance and appreciation for all, cannot afford to have a leader who is bigoted, chauvinistic and xenophobic or simply juvenile.

The Rubik's Cube of Roma Rights

John Feffer | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
John Feffer

Many European organizations, the Open Society Foundation among them, have put a great deal of money and energy into addressing the issue of Roma. Some progress has been made. And yet, for the vast majority of Roma, inclusion remains a distant goal.

When Will We Have a Judicious Immigration Debate?

Byron Williams | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Byron Williams

Since the Donald Trump phenomenon began I have asked a simple question: "Which has the best chance to reach fruition: Donald Trump becoming presiden...

A Reminder That A Syrian Migrant's Son Gave Us The iPhone

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

A Hungary ruled by right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban doesn't deserve to produce the next iPhone. The populist leader has spewed&nb...

Why Do Republicans Hate Foreigners?

Cody Cain | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Foreigners are simply human beings, just like us. Just like everyone. The only difference with foreigners is that they just so happened to have been born in a location different from us. That's all. So why would one human being hate another human being?

Walter Mercado Does Astrological Analysis Of Donald Trump's Political Future

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.28.2015 | Latino Voices

If you’re one of the many Latinos in the U.S. who are hoping, wishing and praying that Donald Trump does not become president, take he...

Meet The Members Of Donald Trump’s White Supremacist Fan Club

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.25.2015 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump had a history of racially insensitive remarks long before he kicked off his invective-filled presidential campaign in June by calli...

Fear and Loathing at IHOP

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

So a woman approached the Vazquezes, and in the spirit of neighborliness, promptly snapped, "We speak English in America." She also offered the helpful suggestion that the mother and son should "go back to Spain," even though Ms. Vasquez is from El Salvador.

Myths About Latino/as From the Racist Lady at IHOP

Marisel Moreno | Posted 08.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Let's take a look at some of the misinformed statements that the woman at IHOP makes and see the key stereotypes and misconceptions about U.S. Latinos/as that they reveal.

The Future Of Social Movements

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Social movements didn't disappear from Slovenia. Some groups became professionalized, like the Peace Institute. Other voluntary organizations continued, particularly among the younger generation. But they no longer had the prominence or influence they enjoyed during that brief period in the 1980s.

Want to Fight Anti-Latino/a Prejudice?: 5 Reasons to Bring the Community into the Classroom

Marisel Moreno | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

One of the most powerful ways to combat racist and negative stereotypes about U.S. Latinas and Latinos, or any group for that matter, is to be armed with actual facts and data, and to use that information to engage others in learning about and interacting with that particular community.

Why Donald Trump Is Surging in the Polls

Algernon Austin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Algernon Austin

The Republican Party needs to remember the American ideals of openness to immigrants, religious tolerance and equal opportunity. They need to honor these principles by rejecting the Obama haters. They can begin this task by taking a strong stand against Donald Trump.

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 06.16.2015 | 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.