About Warren Blumenfeld

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); co-editor ofReadings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge) and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense); editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon Press), and co-author of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life (Beacon Press).

God(s), Same-Sex Marriage, and the Colossal Joke

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Warren Blumenfeld looks at how differently people within the same religion view homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Is God sending mixed messages?

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

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Does putting a woman on the $20-bill represent actual change? Or does it mask systemic sexism and racism?

Marriage Equality Is But One Paving Stone on Path toward Social Justice

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Yes, the Supreme Court’s decision was historic, but we — as a nation — have much farther to go on the path to social justice.

NRA’s Strategy of Blaming the Victims

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South Carolina is ranked 9th in firearm murders. While the NRA chants that guns save lives, Warren Blumenfeld looks at the clear, cold, hard facts.

In-Between “Racialized” Category of European-Heritage Jews

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Warren Blumenfeld explains why race is a continuum — not a simple line with “white” on one side and “people of color” on the oth

Terrorism in Charleston: It’s About Racism, Stupid!

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Warren Blumenfeld calls out the situation in Charleston for exactly what it is.

Trump Joins Narratives of Hate over Immigration Battles

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Warren Blumenfeld breaks down the chain that links Donald Trump to a history of hate.

To Evangelicals: “Can We Forgive You?”

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Warren Blumenfeld explains why it’s not “religious prejudice” to challenge degrading and marginalizing characterizations of people.

The Political Theology of Climate Denial

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We have long since answered the question over whether humanity is responsible for climate change, and now we need to figure out how to fix the damage we have wrought.

Patriarchy, Religion, & Policing the Body

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When patriarchal structures converge with religious systems, female oppression and oppression of those who transgress gender binaries and boundaries became inevitable. Warren Blumenfield shows us how.

Religious Discrimination & Bullying

Jon Ritzheimer, right, talks to a member of the board, Muhammad Alrokh, left, outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, Friday, May 29, 2015. About 500 protesters gathered outside the Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Warren J Blumenfield looks closely at the recent events of Jon Ritzheimer’s hateful anti-Islamic behaviors and calls us to action.

Social Contexts of Youth Bullying

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We need to stop thinking about bullying as a youth problem, and instead look at how bullying “trickles down” from adults to young people.

People Polished the Stone of the Irish Emerald Isle

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Same-sex marriage approved for the Republic of Ireland!

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Law enforcement continue to investigate the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Waco, Texas, where 9 were killed Sunday and over a dozen injured. Waco police on Monday announced the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission closed Twin Peaks for a week amid safety concerns.  (AP Photo, Jerry Larson)

No man or boy can attain hyper-masculinity. The quest literally kills.

The Hypocrisy of “Pro-Life” and the GOP

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The GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth. Then, one is left to fend for oneself.

Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate? Redux

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Warren Blumenfeld’s second in a series of commentaries on the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” held recently in Garland, Texas.