The Atlantic Monthly’s Defense of Disney’s Pocahontas is Indefensible


Native Americans often have to contend with depictions of themselves that serve others needs and desires. Debbie Reese responds to The Atlantic Monthly’s latest defense of that practice.

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Get Tough on Crime, Not Kids


Dr. Kwame Brown explains why violent crime is significantly less likely when we give children proper care, resources, food and guidance.

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What Our Obsession With Chris Pratt’s Body Says About Us


The more Chris Pratt’s body changes, the more things stay the same.

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Every White Person is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism Unless Naming Institutional and Cultural White Supremacy in #Charleston

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Chris Crass explains the ways in which white folks nurture racism by refusing to call it by its name.

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We Don’t Need White People Pretending to be Black, We Need Freedom Fighters Ending White Supremacy

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In these Twilight Zone times of Rachel Dolezal, Chris Crass looks back on his own history of identifying with the Black radical tradition, and his role as a white man supporting anti-racism work.

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6 Steps to the Highly Unethical Marketing of Your Book (In Honor of Peter Singer)


Kari Wagner-Peck, mom of a son with Down Syndrome, takes a satirical look at the controversial comments of Princeton professor Peter Singer.

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The Invisible Cynic

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Cabot O’Callaghan is fed up with the lies perpetuated by mass culture and the media and ready for some real change.

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8 Reasons Why I’m NOT Encouraging My Son to go to College


Leah Bell is on a mission to challenge what we’re traditionally told about college and what it takes to be successful. — There is a ridiculous notion that the smart kids go to college and the ones who do not won’t amount to anything. This is exactly why so many students go to college. They […]

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Dear Jeremy Renner: Calling a Fictional Woman a Slut is Still Misogyny

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Black Widow isn’t real, but the millions of women and girls called “sluts” everyday are. Somehow, Jeremy Renner still thinks his joke was okay.

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The Baltimore Protestors Should Never Go Home


Eric Shapiro realizes a whole lot of people wish the protesters in Baltimore should just go home. Here’s why he believes that is the last place they should go.

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A Century of Anzac – Drowned in Beer, Bogans and Patriotism?


When it comes to war, few issues are as polarising as how we choose to remember the men who fought in them.

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Think Getting Rid of Native Mascots Ruins Your Team’s Heritage?

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Ramone Romero thinks it’s pretty ironic that people who want to keep offensive Native mascots complain about losing their heritage.

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How Much Will It Really Cost to Send Your Kid to College?


Are student loans a bubble like real estate was?

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Madonna, Drake, and the Entitlement of White Women

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Britni de la Cretaz condemns Madonna’s clear sexual violation of Drake at Coachella, and notes that it’s not the first time the star has acted out white supremacy.

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Mary Kay LeTourneau is Not a Lover, She’s a Rapist


We cannot allow the media to romanticize and downplay child sexual assault. This is not a love story. This is a horrifying story of abuse.

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Why We Need H.L. Mencken


Could a sharp-tongued journalist with a reputation for bitter honesty be the person we need to bring some sense to our 24/7 media circus?

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