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Prejudices

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

The Science of Compassion

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
James R. Doty, M.D.

It is imperative that each of us try to garner insight into our prejudices. Awareness is the first step toward more compassionate decisions.

Is Fat-Bashing Ever Okay?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Fat jokes, demeaning comments delivered in a sarcastic tone, are a staple on comedies but despite the tired laugh-track, they're not at all funny.

Accepting Our Differences Between Civility and Dignity

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

The deep divisions in our country symbolize something, and they won't stay long buried underneath the rubble of artificial courtesy.

If This Were Your Life, Would You Consider It "Relatively Narrow"?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

You may want to skim this list before reading the Washington Post's summary of its story: "Kagan has many achievements, but her world has been relatively narrow."

Should You Marry that Rude, Stinky, Creepy Person Since You're Not Perfect Either?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time, a reporter for a major magazine declared, in all seriousness, that women should just get married already - even if it means settling...

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

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.