Berry Craig: Death also was ever-present at the slave labor camps. Out of Oberaltstadt’s 3,000 prisoners, only 800 survived the war, Katz said. The Nazis took 60 Jewish females from Sosnowiec, Katz said. She was the only survivor.
Georgianne Nienaber: There is no doubt that hate crimes against Native Americans are under-reported, or simply not reported at all. Perhaps it is because social tensions in and around reservation land on the Great Plains dates back so long that it is commonplace.
Mark Naison: What makes “whiteness” a legitimate field of study is that throughout American history, huge advantages were given to people who were defined as “white”- but the definitions of who was “white” changed over time
Dana Lone Hill: The deep hatred and racism that many turn a blind eye to in South Dakota came to a boiling point on January 24, 2015, at a minor league hockey arena in Rapid City, South Dakota — home of the Rapid City Rush hockey team.
Berry Craig: While the voters clearly turned thumbs down on right-to-work last November, it will be interesting to see what local electorates will make of their county officials who passed these RTW ordinances
Larry Wines: When American and British troops liberated concentration and death camps, General Eisenhower, as Supreme Allied Commander, ordered that every soldier who could possibly be routed to the camps must see them.
David Love: As the nation participates in the MLK Day of Service, which is important, we should also resist the temptation to dilute his message or believe that our job is done once we have volunteered a few hours of our time.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Margaret Flowers, M.D.: The refinery and export terminal may depress tourism, an important local industry. And the increase in cancer, disease and early deaths from the toxins released by the plant will place a financial burden on local families.