Christopher Rounds: Since the election of President Obama, much of what has been taken for racism in politics has been conflated with the policies of the Republican Party.
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.
Robert Reich: 27 states have passed laws allowing companies to incorporate as “benefit corporations.” This gives directors legal protection to consider the interests of all stakeholders rather than just the shareholders.
Winona LaDuke: They seem seamless on the field. That I notice. As if they are communicating with a long history. This is fortunate, because there are very few players from which to pick
he college football season is right around the corner and fans across the country are getting ready to cheer for their favorite teams. But plenty of action is taking place already—not on the football fields, but in courtrooms and by legislative bodies—about players and what constitutes fair treatment. The big splash came when Northwestern University football […]
Rev. Irene Monroe: There are, however, still groups, usually motivated by religion-based homophobic therapies and ministries, who are hell-bent on the idea that LGBTQ Americans can and should be made straight.
Sheria Reed: The people voted to amend our North Carolina state constitution in an effort to legalize discrimination against people who are not heterosexual. That’s a violation of the U.S. Constitution and our state constitution.
Rachele Huennekens: I heard a worker from OUR Walmart says she’s worried she won’t have a job next week when she returns from the conference, and I saw dozens of immigrant rights activists thrown out of Vice President Joe Biden’s speech for chanting “Stop deporting our families.”
Berry Craig: The unions strongly opposed Hitler, who wove his hatred of organized labor into his genocidal anti-Semitism. The latter resulted in the Holocaust, the systematic murder of six million European Jews. Many Jews were in unions, too.
Jenny Brown: “Some of the shows are frivolous and throwaway, no kidding, but these are hard-working people.”
Sikivu Hutchinson: There is no question that a video with an older defenseless white woman lying prone on the ground being knocked senseless by an officer of color (or a white cop, for that matter) would’ve had the entire nation up in arms demanding the officer’s immediate termination and prosecution.
Vivian Rothstein: The Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary gathering was a way to make sure that Mississippi’s civil rights history is defined by those organizers and local leaders who made it.
Sharon Kyle: The story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty was suppressed for more than 125 years. Finally, the National Park Service includes literature that explains the shackles and chains.
Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer: Unions have the choice of continuing to elect sell-out, dead-end corporate politicians. Or they can create a real, politically independent grassroots movement, forging alliances between unions and the community, as the Chicago Teachers Union did, and build the necessary powerbase to counter the corporations and their politicians.