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Are Auto Lenders Gouging Minorities?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.19.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Predatory mortgage lenders aren't the only ones under fire for racial targeting -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now probing auto lenders for allegedly discriminating against Blacks and Latinos.

New Report Demonstrates Persistence of Housing Discrimination But Understates the True Extent of It

Philip Tegeler | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

The report's conclusions and recommendations point to the need for more fair housing testing combined with enforcement to uncover discrimination that may not be apparent to an individual family looking for housing.

The War on Marijuana Has a Latino Data Problem

Lynda Garcia | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Lynda Garcia

The UCR's failure to track Latino arrests as a separate category also conceals the racially targeted policing that we suspect is at play in Latino communities, just as it is in black communities.

Just Ask Rosa: Why Gay People Aren't Satisfied

James Peron | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Is it good enough to have civil unions? Why did Rosa Park have to sit at the front of the bus? Why did black people find the theory of "separate but equal" unacceptable?

7 Ways the U.S.A. Benefits From the Legalization of Gay Marriage

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

As two major Supreme Court decisions about same-sex marriage (Proposition 8 and DOMA) loom on the horizon, it's an opportune time to refocus attention on the many advantages associated with the pursuit and achievement of marriage equaility.

John Stemberger Is Wrong: Gay Youths Will Not Destroy The Boy Scouts

Emily Timbol | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

If allowing gay youths into the scouts was a threat to the survival of the organization, it would have been destroyed a long time ago.

The Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades!

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

There is no logical or reasonable basis for denying same-sex couples access to secular marriage laws. Opposing the inevitable (marriage equality) is a waste of time, money and energy.

The City and the City

John Feffer | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
John Feffer

Throughout much of Central Europe, there are two cities: for the Roma and for the non-Roma. These cities rarely intersect.

Video Shows Taxi Drivers Discriminating Against Black Customers

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

Finding a cab in D.C. can often be a difficult task. Due to discrimination by taxi drivers, some have a much more difficult time than others. A WUS...

Puerto Rico's LGBT Movement and the Diaspora

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 07.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Puerto Rico is in the midst of an incredible moment in its history. The momentum around civil rights for our LGBT brothers and sisters has never been stronger.

Why Do We Defend Discrimination?

John Becker | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Why the rush to justify and defend those who demand that their anti-gay prejudice be accommodated? If you think there's a difference, then what you're saying is that homophobic bigotry is somehow nobler or more acceptable than racism and anti-Semitism. And that's appalling.

It Is What's Inside That Counts

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

My community looks to the rabbi as the one who embodies Torah and shares it with them. They don't really care much about the shape or gender of the person who transmits it and teaches it.

Ambercrombie & Fitch Headquarters Protest Called Off

Darryl Roberts | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Darryl Roberts

This coming Monday May 20th, a HUGE protest was planned outside of the Abercrombie & Fitch headquarters in New Albany, Ohio.

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 2013

Freedom House | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Freedom House

by Chloe Schwenke Vice President of Global Programs On May 17, human rights activists and concerned individuals from around the world will once ag...

Shocking Way D.C. Taxis Treat People With Disabilities

Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a video that's hard to watch. WUSA9 went undercover to see how D.C. cabs treated people with disabilities. The results are shock...

My First Rainbow Ball

Wayne Maines | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Nicole was in the audience and I wanted so much not to embarrass her, but within minutes I was in tears. I saw girls, boys, and chaperones openly weeping. Every story touched a chord, snowballing into more emotion.

A New Model for the American Family

Bethany St. James | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Bethany St. James

Tattoos and a checkered past do not automatically make you a bad example for your children, just as a blemish free life and ink free skin does not automatically make you a good one.

The Proverbial Turf War Between Jason Collins and Tim Tebow

Stefanie Williams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Stefanie Williams

Stop with the whole, "Why is it OK to make fun of Tim Tebow for being a good Christian but we commend Jason Collins for being gay?" thing. When Tim Tebow can legally get fired in 29 states simply for being a Christian, then we'll talk.

Let's Talk About Fat, Let's Talk About What You Think of Me

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maurice Tracy

America hates fat people. There, I said it. I'll say it again: America hates fat people. We make America feel uncomfortable. We require attention. You cannot ignore us as we walk down a street, or sit in our car, or dare to enter a mall.

Should We Ban Smokers? Some Companies Are

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

I am yet to be convinced that policies such as not hiring or going as far as firing smokers is a better solution than devoting resources to helping them quit (and work).

Ugly Discrimination in the Face of Beauty

Khaled Diab | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Imagine a land where beautiful people are so stigmatized that they are banished simply for their looks. Does it sound like a sci-fi fantasy dystopia?

Why You Don't Have to Take It Anymore!

Allison Hope | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

We queers are still operating below citizenship status and have a long way to go before we secure our status as protected minority. What we do now have, though, that we never did before, is the official right and privilege to be mad. C'mon, you know you're angry.

American Crisis

William E. White | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William E. White

We live in critical times. So has every other generation of American citizens. We cannot realize the promise of our American Revolution by restoring the past. We cannot become the "summer soldier and sunshine patriot" of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis.

Choose to Wear #42

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

I still have the photograph of my brother and me shaking hands with Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. As I look at it, my mind goes back to a balmy evening in April of 1954. I was 15 years old and my father proudly brought his two sons to the first baseball game of our lives.

GOP Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Legalize Discrimination

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and...