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Racial Justice

So, You Say You Don't See Race? We Need to Talk

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
J. Mijin Cha

When you tell people of color you don't see race, you are telling them you don't see their history or their story. You don't see what they and their families have lived through. You don't see them.

Ferguson Crisis Is Symptomatic of Many Other Injustices

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

The stark and wildly diverse perceptions that white and black Americans have of the crisis in Ferguson (and on race in general) is crucial evidence that the racial divide in our nation is still considerable.

How to Participate for Change and Peace in #Ferguson

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're in the business of helping people or not, it's hard to sit back and watch a situation like Ferguson unfold. With information coming at us via social channels, muddied like a game of telephone, it can be difficult to discern which side is right or wrong (as if it's ever that simple anyway), much less take any sort of action.

What Does the Crisis in Ferguson Have to Do With Reproductive Justice?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The central tenet of reproductive justice is that every woman has the right to have children, not have children, and to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments.

10 Ways White Christians Can Respond to Ferguson

Troy Jackson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Troy Jackson

Like many of you, I've been overwhelmed and deeply saddened by the events transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri. And at times I've felt helpless, 350 miles away in Cincinnati, as friends of mine are in Ferguson praying, marching, organizing, and working for peace and justice.

Ferguson's Lessons for the Fall Semester

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

As students return to school this fall with the echoes of gunshots and angry protests reverberating across the country, how will teachers address the lessons of Ferguson? Will they even be able to do so?

Vincent Harding Built a New World

Dee Dee Risher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Dee Dee Risher

Vincent Harding will be mourned by hundreds of thousands of people who had basked in the glow of his slow, gentle smile and heard his quiet, mellow tones of encouragement urge them into the struggle.

Hell No, We Won't Go: No Fake Net Neutrality for Racial Justice Advocates

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media
Malkia A. Cyril

The Federal Communications Commission insists that its priority as a regulatory agency is to ensure the rights of the largest telecommunications companies to profit where profit can be made. The FCC isn't proposing Network Neutrality, it's legalizing discrimination.

Affirmative Action and My Attachment to the Rainbow

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

Affirmative action has helped to provide the diversity that provided truth, even if not perfectly. Until we had a more perfect route to telling the truth of who we are and who we could be as a nation we needed to have something else in place.

Joining Forces to Win

Ana María Archila | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ana María Archila

The most successful community campaigns present a new vision for change, a creativity and fearlessness to promote policies many have thought unachievable, as well as a canny understanding of how to navigate local political forces.

But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Framework of Immigration Reform

Prerna Lal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

One of the greatest victories of right-wing extremists has been to push immigration reform advocates to adopt right-wing talking points. As such the entire immigration reform debate is framed along the binary of good immigrant and bad immigrants.

Building a Racial Justice Movement

Rinku Sen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Rinku Sen

We cannot solve a problem that no one is willing to name, and the biggest obstacle facing Americans today is that, in the main, we don't want to talk about race, much less about racism.

WATCH LIVE: March on Washington 50th Anniversary Video Stream

Ben Wikler | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Ben Wikler

Can't make it to DC today? We're streaming live from an awesome spot on Radio Row at the March on Washington, powered by We Act Radio and MoveOn.org, ...

50 Years Later: Whither The Moral Arc Of The Universe?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The anniversary of the March on Washington comes at a time when it is hard to feel that the universe is continuing to bend towards justice -- especially for African Americans.

Reclaiming the Narrative About Race

Michael Wenger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Wenger

In his powerful and deeply personal reaction to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, President Obama sought to reclaim the narrative about race. Yet, less than two weeks after his remarks, issues of racial injustice seem once again to be fading in the rear view mirror.

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article. Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series The outcome of last Sunday's e...

Food for Body, Food for Thought, Food for Justice: People's Grocery in Oakland, California

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 21 of the Harvesting Justice seriesDeepa Panchang co-authored this article. The neighborhood of West Oakland in...

Howard Fineman

'Still Not Free': It's 2013, And Black America's Hit Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices

This article is the first in a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. WASHINGTON -- Elijah Cummings, 62 years old, has lived ...

Young People Standing Our Ground to End 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Joy Lawson | Posted 07.17.2013 | College
Joy Lawson

In many ways, the momentum gathering now is drawing connections between a single trial and a system of justice that is, by and large, failing communities of color.

Zimmerman Verdict Is a Clarion Call for the Nation to Grapple With Racial Injustice

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

The movement must not stop with this verdict but continue on not only until each and every young man of color in America can walk the streets in any of our nation's neighborhoods unafraid, knowing not only that he is safe, but also that as a nation we no longer tolerate the unfairness facing them but will ensure opportunities to thrive.

Why the Hunt for Assata Shakur Matters

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Joseph Lowndes

State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said at a news conference Thursday that the case was "an open wound" for troopers in New Jersey and around the country. Yet the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself

LGBTQ Equality and Justice Beyond Marriage

Ashe McGovern | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Ashe McGovern

In debating what justice and equality for LGBTQ communities looks like, how historic this moment is, and what other historic accomplishments are yet to be had, it's important for us to consciously support all types of relationships (married or not) and all forms of justice.

Why the Fights for Racial Justice and LGBT Equality Are Inseparable

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

As a woman of color, I am always frightened when I see a group being singled out for restricted rights. In this pivotal moment in our country's history, we must stand on the side of compassion and equality.

Oak Creek Massacre: Before a Vote, We Deserve Representation

Amit S. Bagga | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Amit S. Bagga

Our identities as Americans will not be given legitimacy -- or quite literally, airtime -- and we will thus continue to remain faceless victims of yet another tragedy chalked up only to gun violence and not also to hatred and ignorance.

A Vote for American Ideals

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

The continuing Presidency of Barack Obama serves to reinforce the legitimacy of all of us as Americans -- regardless of our class, gender, ethnic origin, skin tone, sexual orientation, or religion.