Bill Londrigan: This first effort to organize VW just hit a speed bump. The workers will soon realize they have been lied to and in a year from now the workers will realize they made a big mistake.
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.
Sikivu Hutchinson: There is little mainstream feminist discourse linking black women’s historical erasure with their criminalization; no women’s rights outrage over how the disfigurement of black women’s image buttresses mass incarceration.
Manuel Criollo: It is our job as a racial and social justice movement to provide the most radical, structural, and concrete answers and policies that will be required if we have any real hope of liberating Black and Latino communities suffering the most systematic forms of economic, social, and racial oppression.
Murdering Black Children: By focusing on the racism of the shootings, we may overlook less overt racism that is more insidious.
Asian American Stereotypes in Media: It’s about time Asian American stories get told, and not just to benefit Asian Americans.
Laphonza Butler: Let’s try to figure out where wages would be if we had set a minimum wage with inflation back when we first passed the minimum wage.
Luptia Nyongo: It isn’t enough to proclaim that “Black is beautiful.” Show Black girls how beautiful they are, how worthy they are.
Sandra Fluke ACLU Forum: The intersection of race and gender is central to the Women’s Rights Forum.
Minnesota Manufacturing: Seeing the loss of so many quality, unionized American manufacturing jobs made me feel a keen sense of grief.
Paula Deen: I suppose everyone is capable of redemption, and Paula Deen has a new chance to come up with some new recipes.
Anti-Union Politics: What do China’s communist rulers and some top Tennessee Republican politicians have in common? They don’t want free trade unions.
White Privilege in America: The privilege of having white skin is that I will be treated as any person should be treated: with respect.
School Success and Opportunity Act: The effort to repeal the Act failed to qualify for the ballot.