Rankism

Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Finding Home for the Holidays

gays celebrate christmas

Irene Monroe: Just as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people transformed the pejorative term “queer” into a positive word of self-reference, Christians transformed the word “Christian” into one of self-reverence.

A Tale of Two Christmases

Millions March

Tina Dupuy: Now we have a legally immune, self-policing, occupying army with a widely acknowledged racial bias loose in our cities. And your personal experience with them is largely based on your income level, age and race.

White Supremacy a Mental Disorder?

White Supremacy

Herbert Dyer Jr.: White supremacy polices how black people are allowed to identify, speak and write about – and especially move against – past and continuing white oppression.

Hollywood’s Incentive Games

Movie Making Leaving Hollywood

Jon Zerolnick: The race to the bottom hurts workers throughout the film and television industry, but few groups of workers are hurting as much as the freelance musicians who record the scores to these movies and shows.

What Does Model Minority Mutiny Demand?

Model Minority Mutiny

Soya Jung: A new generation of young Black leaders have ignited a movement. They have awakened the nation and the world to the longstanding, daily brutality of state violence against Black lives.

And The Beat Goes On

Police Shooting Protests

Inman Moore: The demonstrators are actually rendering a valuable service to remind us that we still have miles to travel in reaching our goal of civil rights for all people irregardless of race, creed, or color.

Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Stopping Police Shootings

Randy Shaw: Keeping in mind that protests are a means to achieve a goal and not an end in themselves, the campaign for police reform now faces a choice between two visions for its future: it can follow the path of the Occupy movement of 2011 or the route immigrant rights activists chose after the mammoth spring 2006 protests.

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