Abre’ Conner and Novella Coleman: ACLU lawyers are used to taking on injustice and speaking out on behalf of our clients. This time the discrimination happened to us.
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.
David A. Love: One in three Black males and one in six Latino males can expect to go to prison in their lifetime – and we know this was no accident. War on Drugs Targeted Blacks
Berry Craig: Unions were a big reason Democrats still have the legislature’s lower chamber, according to House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. Killing Right to Work
Frank Fear: The reality is that college attendance hasn’t translated into high levels of academic attainment for Blacks who play revenue-generating sports at major US universities. NCAA Discrimination
José-Antonio Orosco: The mood among the farmworkers at the time was not unlike a general feeling among many voters today who feel that the promise of the American dream is slipping away as a result of an unjust collusion of government and economic elites. Cesar Chavez Delano
Peter Laarman: If a political naif or a nut case like Ben Carson were to make this kind of insulting and preposterous statement, you might just shrug it off. But Hillary? Hillary and AIDS
ince Chicago activists forced cancellation of a Donald Trump rally on the University of Illinois, Chicago campus, pundits have been questioning the strategic savvy and fairness of such action. I wrote The Activist’s Handbook and other books assessing social change strategies. I am struck by the importance of the protests and the wrongness of the pundits’ […]
Berry Craig: We’re ready to advance beyond these regressive policies of Gov. Bevin and these other anti-worker Republicans and start turning Kentucky around.
Carl Matthes: While the biggest issues of recent debates have been the size of candidate’s hands and whose pants are on fire, hardly mentioned, in many of the debates, are LGBT issues.
Jeremy Adam Smith: Donald Trump is giving voice to a tribe of white people who felt unheard. Now that he’s helped them find their voice, I don’t think they’ll fall silent once he’s been defeated. If he is defeated.
Robert Borosage: With the latest weak jobs report, Americans are still waiting to feel the rewards of growth. Wages are barely stirring; the average hourly wages of non-supervisory private sector workers remained unchanged from the previous month and is up little more than 2 percent (2.2 percent) over the year.
Rosemary Jenkins: There is a serious lack of LGBTQ representation in the mental health workforce, certainly due in part to the absence of significant involvement from LGBTQ students.
Berry Craig: People who use the Bible to justify their homophobia remind me of white supremacists who cited the Bible to buttress their racism. Kentucky SB 180