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.
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.
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.
Mark Byrnes: In racial matters where the facts are in dispute, we all too often use evidence of “character” as a substitute for facts.
Irene Monroe: The leading causes of suicide in African diasporic communities are not only the cultural stigma about mental illness, but also the barriers to mental health treatment.
Murray Polner: What was hardest for Campanis was that he had mindlessly squandered what he treasured most in life: authority, companionship, responsibility, the respect of his beloved baseball community.
Yohuru Williams: We should all be angry about the killing of Michael Brown and moved by love to shape a world where we do not merely claim to care about urban youth but actively work to protect them from the most pernicious dangers that haunt them daily – violence and poverty.
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.
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 […]