Bobbi Jo Chavarria: For too many in San Bernardino and the Inland Empire community, “normal” is a tense, unstable peace where the passive violence of poverty, prejudice, intolerance, disenfranchisement, and oppression is a daily and devastating assault on our collective humanity.
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: I wouldn’t bet the farm that Ford’s big-time faith in its unionized Bluegrass State factories will change Governor-Elect Matt Bevin’s mind about Right To Work.
Sam Husseni: Paris and London should be looking toward Madrid in taking steps toward shedding their imperial mindsets in stopping their war-obsessed elites.
Irene Monroe: Although African American comprise of now nearly 13 percent of the U.S. population, we tragically account for approximately 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2013.
Jessie Daniels: The white supremacy of anti-abortion extremism goes deeper than this gunman’s deferential treatment by police, or politicians’ reluctance to speak plainly about what we can all see, or the mainstream media’s white framing of these acts of terrorism.
Mark Naison: Being “white” was once a central feature of being American. Those who were able to become “white” had the fullest range of political rights and economic opportunities the rapidly expanding nation had to offer.
Peter Dreier: My sense of the 400 students who occupied Occidental College’s administration building over five days last week, and who won almost all of their demands, is that believe they can be responsible change agents.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Coles Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on this U.S. holiday.
Dianne Guenin-Lelle: The black/white divide does not tell our whole story as a nation. In the Antebellum South, there existed the most accomplished society of Free People of Color in America.
Solidarity with Mizzou Students: We see this as a critical democratic moment of claiming the university for all students; we see this as an exciting rebirth of reclaiming democratic, equitable education that benefits our society as a whole.
Peter Dreier: Less than half a mile from where the Rose Parade route begins, near Millionaires Row, Pasadena becomes a city of low-wage workers, predominantly Latino and Black. Tens of thousands of residents struggle to meet their basic needs.
Hector Villagra: For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has worked to make sure the promise of equality covers everyone – those intentionally left out at the nation’s founding and those who weren’t even considered for protection.
Sonia Singh: One way the center is trying to tackle the barriers that trap Black workers in low-wage jobs is by focusing on construction.