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Macacas and Turban Toppers: Xenophobic Rhetoric and the 2010 Elections

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

It is important not to underestimate the chilling effects that xenophobic rhetoric can have on the full civic and political involvement of new American voters and on candidates from our communities.

Our Historic Stand Against the Bank Cabal's Coalition of Darkness

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Perspective's hard to come by in the heat of the moment, but it's already clear that this week's election is profoundly important. The forces of smal...

Hello, 21st Century Yellow Peril

Cody Gault | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cody Gault

For the sake of a Congressional majority, the conservative movement in America has exploited the anxieties of white people who cannot cope with the changing demographics of their country.

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Does Fear Rule Your Life?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

As fear spreads, it reassures us that we are not alone in this unfounded fear, that we are right to believe the enemy is the "other."

That Nazi Analogy Thing

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I'm not one to readily use the Adolf Hitler/Nazi analogy, but a front page article in today's New York Times about this exhibition at the German Histo...

Is France Leading Europe Towards a Future When Discrimination Against Minorities Is the Norm?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Discrimination against minorities in Europe has become more blatant in the last ten years than it ever has been before. Intolerance on the continent is in danger of going mainstream.

"I Love The Mosque" Shirts Printed by Activists to Challenge Islamophobia

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andy Stepanian

People say you worry more as you get older. I am wondering if it is that exact sentiment that is resonating in me now. It's 10pm on Friday night, Se...

African-American Voter Turnout in 2010 May Hinge on the President Who Happens to be Black

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

An African-American friend told me that "Obama is not the African-American President. He's a black man who happens to be the President." Will that no...

Se Habla Fear: Monolingualism and Its Discontents

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

What is it, exactly, that Tea Party America finds so horrific about European Social Democracy? The universal health care? The excellent public transportation? Four weeks of vacation a year?

Dr Jack Shaheen: "More leadership needed on Park 51 conversation."

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

The national conversation on the Park 51 Islamic Community Center has taken a turn for the worst. Opponents claim it's too close to the Ground Zero a...

Conservatives Have Become the Sum of Their Fears and Their Hatreds

Dennis Jett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Jett

2010 probably won't be considered the year that conservatism died. But it may be the year that it became recognized as the ideology of the impaired.

Where Is the Unhallowed Ground?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Conservatives keep asking: Where are the moderate Muslims? I want to know: where are the moderate Americans? Where are the politicians who will finally stand up to this right-wing extremism?

Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit "Ground Zero Mosque" Fear'

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Truth (or Conscience Quenches)

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

It's as if the U.S. has aged into a jittery, paranoid xenophobe who only acts charitably if spurred by the promise of profit or the threat of violence. What the hell happened to America's conscience?

Jason Linkins

Dan Maes, Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate, Warns Of U.N. Plot To Destroy America With Bike-Sharing Programs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week, former Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) "made good on his threat" to jump into the race for the Colorado statehouse after a prolonged tem...

What Would Our Nation's Founders Say? Arizona, Human Rights, Children and Mothers

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Human rights abuses in the name of immigration law enforcement were being inflicted upon mothers, children, and others in Arizona long before Arizona's SB 1070 was introduced. We need to uphold our founding values.

Burqa Bans From an American Muslim's Perspective

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Banning and denigrating a cultural tradition simply divides communities and engenders anger and resentment in a way that is not constructive toward building a multicultural society.

Fear and Loathing in Arizona

Elizabeth Flock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Flock

The first of seven lawsuits against Arizona's controversial immigration law is being heard this week in Phoenix. On the other side of the world, another battle over immigration drags on.

Desperados! Now Arizona Lawmakers Want to Ban Cesar Chavez and Mexican American Studies in Schools?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Arizona state lawmakers reportedly approved a bill this week that would restrict "any courses or classes" that "are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group" or "advocate ethnic solidarity."

The Biblical Imperative to Embrace the Immigrant

George Elerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

The moment we invite the foreigner is the moment we come to accept the foreigner in us.

Of Poets and Terrorists: A Terrorist By Any Other Name...

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

If Shakespeare wasn't the only poet, than Muslims aren't the only terrorists. Security and media outlets have colluded to redefine the term "terrorism" in cultural and religious terms.

Viral Videos and the Alabama Elections

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

In Saturday's New York Times, Gail Collins gives a summary of viral videos that have gone around over the past month leading up to Tuesday's Republica...


Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Everybody's having fun at the party. It's getting a little boisterous, but don't worry, the help will be here in the morning to clean up. ...

Is Your Professor an Islamophobe?

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

Satoshi Kanazawa is just one in a growing number of academics using their intellectual identity to promote intolerance and xenophobia against Islam and Muslims.