About Warren Blumenfeld

Warren J. Blumenfeld, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon Press), and co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge) and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense).

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

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We must as a nation get beyond this false and counterproductive notion of “colorblindness/race-blindness” and confront head-on our past history and current realities of racism and white privilege.

The Long Road of Jewish Racialization

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The historical ideologies of anti-Jewish prejudice from the 15th century to the Overland Park, Kansas Murders.

Calling Out Oppression & the Kansas Jewish Community Murders

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Warren Blumenfeld reminds us that on the spectrum from occasional microaggressions to full-blown genocide, there is no such thing as an “innocent bystander.”

Westboro Baptist Church: They’re Baaaaack!

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Each day we all are called on to make small and larger choices and to take actions. Which side are we on?

White Privilege (Conference), Resistance, & the Struggle for Truth & Liberation

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Minoritized people and our allies are coming together in greater numbers than ever before. We are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo.

The False Construction of Binary Thinking and the Doublespeak of “Individualism”

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The “Libertarian” battle cry of “liberty” and “freedom” through “personal responsibility” sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged “liberty” and “freedom”?

Do Geese Know More Than Us?

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The Canada Geese have developed a true meritocracy, unlike our species, which has developed a social hierarchy dependent on humanly constructed categories like race, gender, socioeconomic background, and other variables.

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

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Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and yes, Ayn Rand would rather blame poverty within our communities and low achievement in our schools on the “cultures” of those suffering from the social inequities.

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Regarding His View on Homosexuality

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Warren Blumenfeld wants Franklin Graham to know that there is plenty he can be thankful for right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

V8 Juice’s Poisonous Punch: Disinhibited Intimidation & Gate Keeping

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Warren Blumenfeld responds to some of the attacks he received after posting commentary on the V8 commercial “Personal Trainer.”

V8 Juice’s Poisonous Punch

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld wonders what, if any, responsibility do corporations have in marketing its products?

Patriarchy is Alive and Well Today as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

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While we should certainly celebrate the historic and courageous ways in which women have gained a more equal footing, let us not forget that there’s still an awful lot of work to be done.

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

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Whenever anyone is diminished, we are all demeaned, and the possibility for authentic community cannot be realized unless and until we become involved, to challenge, to question, to act.

An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld urges Governor Jan Brewer to make the right decision in regards to #SB1062.

Whack-a-Child. But Not More Than 10 Times!

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Kansas State Rep Gail Finney is pushing for a law that will allow parents and other adults of the parent’s choosing to strike their child up to 10 times. I can’t make this stuff up.

The War to Defeat AIDS Must Continue

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Warren Blumenfeld on his experience with ACT UP, and why we must continue to fight the good fight.