Me Before You: Representation, Equality and the Dangers of Hollywood

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A Hollywood blockbuster about a quadriplegic man is causing controversy within the disabled community.

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New Documentary Explores the 1967 Newark Riots


In 1967, the arrest and beating of an African-American taxi driver by a white cop sparked a riot that killed 26 people, caused millions in damage and led to a mass exodus from the beleaguered city of Newark.

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How Men Can Be Active In the Conversation on Domestic Violence

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Because we all fail the victims when we don’t speak up.

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I’m Proud to be a Turbaned Man


The Sikh turban is steeped in symbolism but its wearers have also been a target of racism.

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Religious Dogma, Heterosexism, and Cissexism


Though certain religious denominations may continue in their attempts to define us, they will fail.

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Two Violent Men, Two Symptoms of the Same Sickness

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America woke up this weekend to the news of the deadliest civilian mass shooting in the nation’s history. The senseless tragedy will undoubtedly evoke anger, sadness and helplessness.

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What Side of History Should Good Men Be On Regarding Gun Laws?

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We’re at a defining point in American history right now regarding gun violence, gun laws, and gun sense. Which side is winning? And when will the American people win?

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A Second Look: Orlando and the Fight for Human Rights

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Love is the defense against hate and bias.

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Culture Shift Causes Culture Shock: Fear of the Unknown

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If only we could learn to practice fairness, integrity and respect for one another.

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An Interview with Tim Matsui on Sex Trafficking in the United States


STAND corresponded with Matsui about his film and his efforts to educate and inspire others to take action on the issues related to sexual violence and trafficking.

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Is Tinder Really Racist?

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The dating app Tinder was tested with nearly-identical profiles of an Asian guy vs. a White guy.

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LGBT People Under Tyrants of Radical Jihad

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The time has long since passed that we speak out against repression in all of its forms.

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Multiculturalism Can Foster a New Kind of Englishness


Multiculturalism can help strengthen an appreciation of the emotional charge of belonging together.

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President Obama Errs by Refusing to Utter the Phrase ‘Radical Islam’

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Radical Islamic ideology provides a central motive in acts of terror committed by the likes of Omar Mateen.

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Hope Wins! An Ancient Lesson About Overcoming Fear

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Supporting those we love steadily, patiently, and nurture hope over fear.

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Fathers, Brothers, Sons: Every Year on Father’s Day

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Ed Madden reflects on the final moments he had with his father, and how they’ve rippled throughout his life as a man.

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