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Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Quassan Castro

You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight

Why We Should Thank the 'Princeton Mom'

Nia Hamm | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Nia Hamm

As a young, professional, 20-something who has spent my adult years focused on my own career goals while fumbling parts of my personal and professional life along the way, one thing I've learned is that at some point women, and particularly career oriented women, need to be very honest about what they want both in their professional and personal lives.

Anti-Gentrification? Build Community

Yvahn Martin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

Where there is no goodwill, the dialogue cannot begin, and there is only polite silence masking anger and distrust.

Keeping Brothers Close and Dreams Closer: On Lupita's Validation and Obama's Initiative

Jay Dodd | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

"My Brother's Keeper" frames education and jobs, as the way to equality and that is simply not the case. It will not protect them from White fear emboldened by guns on street corners. It will not erase minstrel-like narratives reproduced in media.

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

What the Duck: Justice or Lost Opportunity?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Phil Robertson, in his own misguided and offensive fashion, has given us as a society much to unpack by his linking multiple issues and multiple form of oppression (heterosexism, racism, classism, environmental control and degradation), and all in the context of religious justification.

Economic Inequality: When Is Enough Enough?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While economic disparities plague all of the nations across the planet, nowhere are these disparities more extreme than in the United States, and so I ask, when is enough enough?

Why Is Sexism Okay in Development Work? Reconsidering the 'Women are Better' Dialogue.

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

I'm a woman, so I can't pretend to know how men feel when their sex is disparaged, but I know if the talk from many NGOs and social businesses about males was said about females, I'd be annoyed.

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.

The History of the United States -- So Far

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Mott

There are a lot of other moments in U.S. history (immigration, sexism, ableism, classism, etc.) that I could have added to this history, but there was not enough room to include all the things that have happened (and are happening) in this country because someone believes God says so.

Elysium Is the New V for Vendetta

William Horden | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
William Horden

Unquestionably the most subversive big-budget film in years, Elysium takes its rightful place among the small number of major productions that dare to hold a mirror up to the rising tide of inequality, injustice and authoritarianism facing us all.

To My Young Black Brothers in the Struggle

Quassan Castro | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Real men cry. Real men do not associate power with violence against women. Real men seek solutions to problems rather than make excuses. Real men read for critical consciousness throughout an entire lifetime. Real men study. Real men write.

Stand Still

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

I know more than I wish that I knew about scarcity and it is very frightening to think about not having the ability to provide shelter and food for yourself and those that you love. Though I have not been homeless, my family was quite poor and we had times when there was no food.

Scenes From a Class Struggle Starring Marianne Faithfull

Larry Womack | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

In the past, I have flirted with ideas of attending Lucinda Williams and Leonard Cohen shows in the same town, but each time concluded that the journey was just too long. Faithfull plays San Francisco or Oakland most every year. Is one more show really worth the bother?

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

When in Boystown: Don't Create Racism, Create Change

Nico Lang | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It's been almost a year since Take Back Boystown took off, and all of us still have so much work to do to build a better community. We need to stand together, or we need to stop calling ourselves a community.

Are You An Elitist For Judging The Moms On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'?

Babble.com | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

I'm well aware that my judging the pageant moms is hypocritical. After all, I watch the show. But is it classist?

Disrupting the Discourse and Discussing the Undiscussable

Laurel Schwartz | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Laurel Schwartz

If I am unsure of how to broach issues of race and class with my peers in the safety of my grad school classrooms, how will I be able to lead these conversations in a school?

OWS Triumphant: Obama, Romney and the Politics of Inequality

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What Obama's doing is forcing a debate about the most fundamental question before the nation: Do we govern in the interest of the 1 percent or do we govern in the interest of the 99 percent?

Stop the Presses: The Rich Get Richer

Steven Clifford | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The New York Times published an op-ed titled "The Rich Get Even Richer." I guess their next scoops will be "Hudson River Full of Water" and "Pope Benedict XVI Is Catholic."

How the $640,000,000 Might Have Ruined Your Life

William Rose | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
William Rose

That's just the thing about winning the lottery: winning it makes you rich, not wealthy. There is no more honor in luck than there is happiness in money.

Think Again: Money Talks, Media Balks

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Instead of seeking remedies to this ongoing problem, the putative guardians of our democratic principles, rights and responsibilities -- the United States Supreme Court -- has chosen to vastly exacerbate the situation.

Downton Abbey Season Two, Episode Two: A World Fueled by Class

Tom & Lorenzo | Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment
Tom & Lorenzo

Whether its an attempt to hold on to the status quo in a world determined to shatter it or the last gasp of an aristocracy angrily slapping away the elements seeking to dissolve it, the upper classes got the upper hand this time around, which isnʼt exactly surprising.

We Had an Agreement: The Results of Being Played

Kenneth Kales | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We the people were heroic in rescuing so many Type A's and their financial sectors. I say heroic only because our act now seems selfless. It wasn't supposed to be that way. We had an agreement.