Michael Sam Coming Out — His coming out will be the true litmus test if the league is indeed open and accepting of its gay players.
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.
Defending Affirmative Action: What California learned was that attempts that don’t explicitly give preference to people of color don’t work.
Asian American Organizing: Maybe Asian Americans who faced the bribe of model minority status can discern the guiles of white supremacy.
Reverse Racism – The coup de grâce is that some unfortunate souls actually believe that by pointing out racism, that makes someone a racist.
State Sanctioned Marriage — Let religious people have “marriage.” Let them explain away the slavery overtones in the bible.
All American Girl: “America The Beautiful” only holds true to its name if we recognize the beauty in all of America’s citizens.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman: Thought not a public advocate for LGBTQ rights, but his many gay-themed roles portraying of us indeed helped our cause.
White Women Slavery — I find the American rush to forget, to distance ourselves from the legacy of slavery strikes me as peculiar.
Scot Nakagawa: The controversy generated by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s new book The Triple Package is one of the more annoying non-news events of the year.
NFL Cheerleaders — Astonishingly, these glamorous, athletic, and very-hard-working ladies are paid less than the beer hawkers on game day
ENDA in 2014 — Even in 2014 ENDA has absolutely no change of passing in an unabashedly anti-Obama GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
Transracial Adoption — Colorism in the adoption process deserves a critical eye to ensure the well being of children hoping to have a home.
Asian American LGBT Community — I’m unconvinced that assimilation for the whole LGBT community is inevitable or even possible.