Frank Fear: College athletes rarely speak out or organize for social causes—individually or collectively. The picture changes, though, if we focus on the athletes’ identity as student-athletes.
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.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Although the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality Republican presidential hopefuls still think marriage should be between one woman and one man.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The criminal justice system, the police, and ordinary white citizens have played in preserving the purity of white womanhood by both promoting the image of the insatiable black rapist and the out of control, hypersexual black “bitch.”
Hector Villagra: The ACLU of Southern California stands with Quentin Tarantino and supports his condemnation of those police officers who have killed unarmed citizens who pose no threat.
RJ Eskow: A new study from the International Monetary Fund concludes that unions reduce inequality and foster a healthier economy for everyone, mainly by preventing the wealthiest among us from keeping the fruits of a collaboratively created prosperity for themselves.
Mark Naison: But rather than creating unity among America’s diverse racial and cultural groups, this decline in living standards seems to have increased tensions.
Rosemary Jenkins: They came—ready to march and chant, to pray and cajole. The message was clear: El Super cannot continue its heartless, self-serving, insensitive policies which not only negatively impact its workers but the safety of the community as a whole.
hy is #BlackLivesMatter going after Hillary Clinton, and what must she do? The goal is to make sure that she incorporates racial justice, criminal justice and the agenda of black people into their policy platforms. Being a Democrat simply is not enough, as Hillary—like Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley—must prove she believes black lives matter. […]
Sikivu Hutchinson: These days, unarmed black children rank higher than mass murderers with semi-automatic weapons as public enemy number one on American school campuses.
Irene Monroe: While many LGBTQ communities of color will embraced the larger LGBTQ community’s offers to be inclusive, others feel that the white queer community, in 2015, is coming a day late and a dollar short.
Rosemary Jenkins: In all my years of study in high school and college and throughout my research thereafter, I never read anything that explained how actions (or inactions) of another country kept ours from falling apart!
Frank McAlpin: A safe and affirming “placement” or home for a trans foster youth will help a young person feel comfortable with who they are.
Carl Matthes: She was asked point blank if she was sure that she really saw the Pope and not his secretary. Yes, it was the Pope. He was dressed in white, had on a beanie and spoke American. She was surprised by that because she thought he would speak Argentinian.