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
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.
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
Steve Hochstadt: Today’s oldest Americans lived through a time when blacks here were treated like the Nazis treated Jews. Long after the world recognized the deadly consequences of racial discrimination and hatred in the wake of the Holocaust, America’s laws and institutions continued to brutalize black citizens.
David Love: Malcolm X believed the black struggle for civil rights must be expanded to the level of human rights, a message which the Black Lives Matter movement should incorporate into the current public discussion on race in order to move it forward. Malcolm X Black Lives Matter
David Love: One Tennessee sheriff even blamed Beyoncé for a shooting outside his home and the deaths of seven law enforcers. Cops Afraid of Beyonce
David A. Love: Kanye—who recently dropped his new album The Life of Pablo, asked Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg for a $1 billion investment to help with his financial issues. The prolific tweeter claimed he is $53 million in debt.
Vijay Prashad: Sanders borrows the vocabulary of the Occupy Movement, pointing fingers at the 1 per cent and its domination of the economy and polity through a corrupt campaign finance system and tax code. Bernie and Occupy