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Seriously, Can We Stop Calling The Cops On Little Black Kids Already?

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Denene Millner recounts the story of the 11 year-old boy who was held at gunpoint by cops… for building a treehouse in his own back yard.

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Can Ya Dig It? ‘Shaft’ Meets ‘Mad Men’ in This Brilliant Blaxploitation Mashup

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Imagine Richard Roundtree playing Don Draper, and you’ve got “Don-O-Mite,” a rad mad ad man who explodes stereotypes for breakfast.

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Dear John Harvard: A Plea to Stop the ‘Second Rape’ That Follows Campus Sexual Assaults

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A student’s anonymous letter, ‘Dear Harvard: You Win,’ and a law lecturer’s stinging follow-up underscore why Harvard must fight fiercely for affirmative consent.

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3 Ways To Respond To A Rape Joke

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Despite being a survivor herself, Amy Logan had no idea how to respond to people who made rape jokes around her. Then she found a way.

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School Stabbing Victim Takes Hospital Selfie

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Pennsylvania school-stabbing victim Nate Scimio wants the world to know he’s OK. Let’s hear it for resilience.

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Yet Another Teenage Boy Is Struggling With the Normalization of His Rape

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Rape has never been about seduction. It has always been and will always be about power.

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The New Rules of Tolerance: You Can Hate, But You Can’t Lead

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Understanding that the law treats corporations as people puts Brendan Eich’s ouster from Mozilla in perspective: It’s not personal—it’s just business.

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Cleveland Indians #DeChief Their Gear By Removing Chief Wahoo

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Cleveland Indians fans prepared for last night’s first game of the season by removing the racist Chief Wahoo mascot from their gear.

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Like Parents, Like Children: The Dangers of Medicating Unhappiness, Stress, and Inconvenience

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Thomas Fiffer exposes three inconvenient truths about adults and wonders if children’s “attention deficit” is nothing more than the lack of a compelling message?

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The Fort Hood Shooting: America, We Can Do Better. We Must Do Better.

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Christopher M. Anderson implores Americans to explode the myth that “real men” don’t ask for help.

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This Relationship Status Is Too Complicated for Facebook

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Chris is Cia’s straight man, but she’s not a comic, and there’s no easy way to describe their relationship.

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How Society is Endangering Itself: The Problems With Trying Juvenile Delinquents as Adults

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It’s extremely foolish to ignore the psychological and social challenges that contribute to delinquency among juveniles. We must first recognize that young people are not criminals and shouldn’t be treated as such.

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“Rape Culture” Will End When Consent Becomes Sexy

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Look out rape culture, this 22-year-old entrepreneur’s gonna take you down, one thong at a time.

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True Solidarity: Moving Past Privilege Guilt

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Jamie Utt explains that if privilege guilt prevents us from acting against oppression, then it is simply another tool of oppression.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Ultimate Relationship Litmus Test

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The long-term relationships we choose have greater impact on our happiness and well-being than any other decisions we make. This simple, 10-second, yes or no test helps us determine whether to stay the course or head for the hills.

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Countdown to the End of the Human Race: Are We Acting Like Suicidal Lemmings?

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Why aren’t people changing their self-destructive ways, in order to save the planet? Jed Diamond has a surprising theory.

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