I Have A Dream: From Martin Luther King to Ellen DeGeneres

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for the fundamentals of man in 1963. Three decades later, Ellen DeGeneres gives a speech that reminds us why they’re still the cornerstones of humanity.

Remaining Human: Learning to See the White Racial Frame

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“Every single day folks are dying. Not being able to take another breath. We are in a state of emergency. If you don’t feel that emergency, you are not human.” Patriss Cullors

It’s Not Just the Confederate Flag

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When you’re a young person trying to establish your identity, Southern pride offers an easy one. It’s all put together, like any religion or nationalist system.

Is there a “War on Dads?”

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JD McGuigan feels there is a war on a group in our society that has no leader. He is willing to step up to the job.

Honor and the KKK

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Matthew Rozsa discusses the concept of honor… and how we should use that concept to truly understand why the KKK is so repugnant.

I Am White and I Know My Privilege

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Bryan Reeves, a white man, reflects on white privilege and the refusal by many white people to acknowledge it.

After Charleston: What White Churches and Pastors Should Do, But Won’t

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The killing of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina is just the latest in a long list of attacks targeting Black Churches in the United States.

Massacres Never Solve Any Problems

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Last week’s mass killing in Charleston leaves a white man asking questions and filled with sadness.

There are More Baltimores: America’s Legacy of Hollowed-Out Cities

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America is a country with pockets of poverty with neighborhoods filled with unskilled workers with limited opportunities.

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Compromise Could Prove Costly to Couples and Kids

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What appears to a possible “compromise” in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage may turn out to be a burden on gay and lesbian couples.

Social Reparations for Racist Incarceration: What Americans Owe Men Like Kalief Browder

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Matthew Rozsa argues that it’s time for Americans to pay their debt to non-whites suffering from racial discrimination.

Banning Conversion and Reparative Therapies for Youth: One Step Forward

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The history of “cures” for homosexuality reveals how discredited conversion therapies for gay and transgender children can irreparably harm young minds.

A Gay Dad On the 2 Books You Need to Read to Understand the Path of LGBT Family Equality Yesterday and Tomorrow

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Rob Watson reviews new books by Barney Frank and Michelangelo Signorile. Together he finds them to be almost biblical in how they bridge the chronicle of family equality, the civil rights movement of our time.

The Civil War: The One We Fought, The One We’re Still Fighting

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It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee’s surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.