Frank Fear: The integration of Major League Baseball—with incredible courage shown by the Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson—is known across America. Not as familiar is the integration story in major college football.
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: One of my pet peeves is those who self-righteously claim that these fascist acts are “un-American”, when they are merely chickens coming home to roost.
James Loewen: I think BLM is elliptical for “Black Lives Matter, Too.” Thus the phrase intrinsically implies that white lives have always mattered; African Americans want the same regard for their humanity, dignity, and very existence that whites have always enjoyed.
Michael T. Hertz: There is a deep divide in our country between those who think that our gun laws must be strengthened in order to prevent tragedies like 3-year-olds killing themselves.
Elizabeth Ben-Ishai: The Pasadena Chamber pretends to care about the plight of working poor families by claiming that workers will become ineligible for the benefits they rely on if their wages increase, making them worse off.
Herbert Dyer: At some level, black cops know that they labor in the primary institution purposely and specifically set up to contain, control and oppress, and when necessary, eliminate black people.
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.
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.