RJ Eskow: There are only a handful of issues that can energize that base, especially this late in the election season, and the minimum wage may be the most powerful of them all.
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.
Berry Craig: Here Bridges was coming into our house and bragging on his father, a rat contractor, and talking to us like we were a bunch of idiots.
Rachel Burstein: The U.S. labor force isn’t just lacking in technical skills. But we don’t understand how to train people in communication and creativity.
Steve Hochstadt: Only a man blind and naive to the suffering of others could have existed there and not recognized that there was a rampant culture of violence against blacks. Whether he personally saw mistreatment of them is irrelevant.
Nia Malika Henderson: Whereas most Democrats and Republicans, and eventually President Obama, addressed the militarization of the police, Clinton actually went there on an issue that most avoided: racism and the criminal justice system.
Elijah Romulus: If peaceful protesters of men women and children are met with police in military dress, armored vehicles, dogs, tear gas, and arrests, this nation is still chained.
Kevin Zeeze: Well over 1,000 people protested peacefully, marching through Ferguson, going to the police station and some going door-to-door in prosecutor McCulloch’s neighborhood asking him to be removed or recuse himself.
Rev. Irene Monroe: While inarguably P’Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn’t always as welcoming as it is today.
Scot Nakagawa: Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly took us from the No Spin Zone to the make-your-head-spin zone in his rant, “The Truth About White Privilege.” And what was O’Reilly’s “truth?” That white privilege is a myth, the proof of which lies in the experience of Asian Americans.
Jonathan Simon: Human dignity arose on the streets of Ferguson, hovering over Michael Brown’s body, growing ever larger as that body was degraded in the hot sun. Not his soul or his ghost, but the specter of the humanity he shared with all of us.
Berry Craig: McConnell is an old-time Social Darwinist who doesn’t believe business owners have any meaningful responsibility toward the well-being of their workers or their communities.
Soya Jung: The mutually reinforcing myths of black criminality and the model minority have no place in the world envisioned by the people of Ferguson, defiantly standing their ground, armed with love and rage in the face of tanks and guns.
Scot Nakagawa: The shocking situation evolving in Ferguson, Missouri, has laid bare an ugly feature of American life: that the relationship of American society to Black people is founded upon the logic of slavery.