“I Didn’t Even Know You People Existed”

Northeastern Race Relations

Robert Polner: Sokol’s larger point centers on the irony that some of the Northeast’s most significant breakthroughs in racial relations have only sought to obscure the racial partitions and disparities across the region.

Framing Black Queer Resistance

Black Queer Resistance

Sikivu Hutchinson: Black Lives Matter Los Angeles has a particular frame around the value of all black lives mattering; showing that black trans lives matter, black women’s lives matter, black disabled lives matter and black immigrant lives matter.

LGBT Folk Look to 2015

LGBT Predictions for 2015

Carl Mathes: I predict that Pope Francis will continue to challenge all in the Catholic Church to accept his view “that homosexuals have gifts to offer the Church,” repeating Catholic teaching that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”

That Day after Christmas

n word on christmas

Rev. Irene Monroe: As Americans we cannot become unconscious and numb to the use and abuse of the power and currency the “n-word” racial epithet still has in our society.