How I Fought Against an Anti-Semitic Statue and Won

Matt Sweetwood wrote about Jaume Plensa’s Spillover II Sculpture in Milwaukee and the community then fought to have it removed. Here is how the power of the word can create action.

How I Discovered Hate in Plain Sight on a Popular Sculpture

Matt Sweetwood’s son in law was thrilled to give a tour of the lakeside. The art that adorned it had a nasty surprise for both men however. Tucked in its artistry were words that bore into Sweetwood’s soul.

A New Report Defines the Orchestrated Homophobic Attack on Gay Dads, Women and Other LGBT Families

The Southern Poverty Law Center has just released a report on the “World Congress of Families” a collective of organized homophobia. Here are the five fallacies they are seeking to inject into the American conversation, and why you need to refute them.

We Quarrel Over Names Because We Want to Feel Valued

It’s not political correctness gone wrong or an attack on freedom of speech. It’s a call-to-action to empower those on the margins to have an equal role in authoring our National and global story.

Action Bronson and Hip-Hop’s Problem with Misogyny

Why do we accept this kind of extreme violence towards women? And why is it so common in rap and hip hop?

From Riot to Uprising: How Baltimore Protestors Flipped the Script

Protestor poet Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum on the streets of the Baltimore Uprising

The Complicated Evolution of Free Speech and How it Protects Hate

Freedom of speech will continue to undergo new considerations as the world forces demands upon it.

Segregation is Alive and Well in 21st Century America

What are we going to do about it?

What the KKK Helped Teach me About Race in the USA

A white poet joins the NAACP march in Ferguson, Missouri, and learns he was wrong about the role of race in this country

Learning to Cope on the Journey for Justice

How one white guy’s perspective on race in the USA changed from Ferguson to Jefferson City

To the Trolls of the Internet

Artist Shane Koyczan speaks to the trolls we’ve all had to face.

Violence & Xenophobia Face South Asian & Middle Eastern Communities in U.S.

Xenophobia in politics and race based hate is firmly rooted in US history and on the rise today.

A Mom and Dad Took Their Toddler for Stitches and Were Met With Hate

People think racism doesn’t exist, that Islamophobia isn’t real, that anti-Semitism is a joke. But, Qasim Rashid explains, they are actually deliberate decisions people make to hate one another.

Freedom at Stake in Thailand as Censorship and Hatred Escalate

The Thai military is cracking down on dissenters and journalists – and some Thais are joining in with hateful nationalist sentiments of their own.