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).

December and Christian Cultural Imperialism

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The “Holiday Season” is a mine field of unequal social status for non-Christians

Contesting “Political Correctness”

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Opinions without justification are just that—opinions.

Sport as Socio-Political Institution

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When athletes use the arena for political expression

Is Santa Claus a Stalker and Spy?

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The evidence is in, and things don’t look too rosy for the jolly man in red

#HandsUpDontShoot and #ICantBreathe

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Darren Wilson, Daniel Pantaleo, grand juries, and unanswered questions

In the Service of Social Transformation

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“Are you a professor/educator, or are you a community organizer/activist, a writer, a theorist, or a researcher?”— “Yes, all of the above.”

Why Do You Call Me “Fa**ot”?

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Warren Blumenfeld wants to know who is uncomfortable in whose skin? (Here’s a hint, it is not Warren!)

Stigma + Violence = Social Control

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“Concerns about institutionalized discrimination in the United States have repeatedly been raised…” — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Mixed Results in Studies Investigating LGBT Equality

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Equality can only be achieved by breaking all of the many spokes in the wheel of oppression.

Alan Turing Helped Save the World

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…and they persecuted him.

God, Guns, & Capitalism: A Recipe of Insanity

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When is enough, enough?!

The Hunger Games as Metaphor for Youth Oppression & Resistance

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I believe one of the litmus tests by which a society can be judged is the ways it treats its young people, for this opens a window projecting how that society operates generally.

James Inhofe a Not-So Sly Fox Set to Guard the Henhouse

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Who thought it was a good idea to have a climate change denier oversee the EPA?

A Reflection on Veterans Day

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Veterans of war, veterans of diplomacy, veterans of peace. Shall we honor them all?

Ebolaphobia and the Contagion of Fear

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“Germ” based fear leaves racism, sexism, and homophobia in its wake.

The Conversion of a Queer-Basher

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Former ‘queer-basher’ James Baines and his struggle to convert hate into understanding.