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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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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