By taking Reid's comments about President Obama out of context, we do ourselves an injustice--the same injustice we do when we want to "extinguish" racist comments.
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As the country gets ready to welcome the first African American U.S. president, whose first official visit here starts Sunday, the Chinese are confron...
It is not known if the uptick is the result of an actual increase in cases, or instead the result of a rise in the number of agencies participating in the program.
White people will go out of their way to avoid looking like they're picking on black people. But when it comes to, say, Hispanics, all bets are off.
All prejudices are unpleasantly alike on some level, but the prejudice that India and Indians face on a global scale has proven to be exceptionally resistant to change.
What if wisdom has more to do with 'giving up' our beliefs and attachments than 'getting' more insights or having 'more, better and different' of whatever we think is important?
A new study finds that hate crimes actually declined slightly in 2008, despite an economic recession, increasing demographic diversification, and an apparent rise in the number of active hate groups.
Time to dust off my Union Theological Seminary creds and weigh in on prayer.
It may be the last vestige of overt prejudice, but fat people aren't treated well at all in our society. When I was heavy, I was either invisible or someone to look down on.
"Maya" is a Sanskrit term that refers to the "illusion" of physical and mental forms. If the physical form is in fact an illusion, who are you having sex with?
Insurance company execs are thrilled and excited to be sending money out to right wing groups to shout down citizens coming to town hall meetings to discuss health care reforms.
I have not only come to understand that racial prejudice exists, but I have also come to expect and observe it more than react to it.
This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.
"Us v. them" arguments do not engage our rational reflective capacities, but instead inflame us with an exhortation to battle.
Be they the Sergeant Crowleys of America, the Aetnas or the Cignas, inequities will continue until The People make them end.
Mayor Larry Kiker made national headlines this week by firing Scott Janke, the Fort Myers Beach, FL town manager, for marrying a woman who works in adult videos.
Fort Myers Beach town manager Scott Janke was a great employee. Alas he's lost his job -- because the Town Council doesn't like what his wife does for a living.
What judges must do is reflect upon one's preconceptions and prejudices so that they do not unconsciously determine one's decisions and actions.
The claim that any human is able to remain unaffected by their background or have a purely objective view of any case is to claim a quality that belongs only to God: omniscience.
The implication of Sessions' inquisition was that, as a white male with no distinguishing "heritage" to speak of, he and his ilk can make judgments totally free of feelings, belief, or experience.
How can public institutions achieve "diversity" in a way that's fair and legal?
Mountains of evidence suggest that being part of a group changes our perceptions of members of other groups at startlingly basic levels.
What irks me most about the media circus around Sotomayor's nomination is that white politicians and pundits pretend their race and culture have no impact on their sensibilities.
"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...
The fact that these conservative politicians and commentators don't even see racism unless they feel it is directed against them is precisely why we need the voices of women of color on the court.
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