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.

I’m Proud I Pack a Union Card

Hubert Humphrey

Berry Craig: If you pack a union card like this lifelong Kentuckian does, you ought to thank your lucky stars for liberals like Hubert Humphrey. If it were up to conservatives, we wouldn’t have unions.

White Progressive Colorblindness

White Progressive Colorblindess

lived for nearly 25 years in Portland, Oregon. There I staffed an organization dedicated to fighting vigilante white supremacists. In order to fight the white right, we built a base that was made up almost entirely of white progressives. I also served as the Executive Director of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, a financial resource […]

Did Democrats Ignore Racism?

Affirmative Action

eading the news these days is like Marty McFly going from 1985 to 1955 in the film Back to the Future.  It’s 2015 and African-American Section 8 holders are still denied housing in majority white neighborhoods. Black kids still attend segregated schools, And 50 years after Watts, and twenty years after Rodney King, white police […]

Church Dogma Adds No Value to Scouts

Gay Boy Scout Leaders

n July 27 the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ratified a resolution removing the national restriction on openly gay leaders and employees. An important step forward. It took BSA President Robert Gates one year, after the ban was lifted on openly gay boys participating as scouts, to get the national […]