Why We All Need to Mourn Kalief Browder

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Kalief Browder’s suicide exposes aspects of American culture we can’t, as decent humans, ignore.

People Wonder Why I’m so Angry

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…and the answer is different from what you’d expect.

A Call for Compassion for the Defenseless

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We don’t like to think that our way of living is wrong, that our beliefs are untrue, that we participate in cruelty or injustice.

Seeing Privilege as Myth: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women

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A man’s harassment of a female bartender inspired Sincere Kirabo to learn from women how men can help.

7 Reasons Why Reverse Racism Doesn’t Exist

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No matter what people tell you, it’s just not a thing.

Why I Did the Ice Bucket Challenge…and Why None of Us Should Have Had To

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“The Ice Bucket Challenge should help make us aware of the political structures around us and the ways in which they are massively failing, but it shouldn’t be serve as an excuse not to be charitable,” writes economics PhD student Ben Labe.

Lobby Hobby — Take THAT, Separation of Church and State!

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The Hobby Lobby controversy is still relevant. A production company dropped this funny video recently skewering the arts and crafts chain.

“Has the election of President Obama rattled white people everywhere?”

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This comment by Paul on the post Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

Why Racial Blowback is The New Racism

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The author shares his disturbing observations on race relations in 2014.

Writing in the First World

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In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.

50-Year Anniversary of LBJ’s “War On Poverty” State of the Union Address (video)

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Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” speech highlights the long road ahead.

Ten Travesties of Justice in 2013

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Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:

The International Criminal Court: Racism or Realism?

Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

James Plunkett Weighs in on the African Union’s potential secession from the ICC.

Uncovering Ethics: When Death of the Disabled Leads to a Stalemate in the Search for Justice

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Erin Kelly believes the simple act of listening would have saved Robert Ethan Saylor’s life.

NAACP, KKK Hold Historic Meeting

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“Peaceful.” The word used to describe last week’s meeting between the NAACP and the KKK.

If My Story is More Important Than Yours…We’re Both Screwed

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We have become a world of skeptics, dismissing the stories of our fellow human beings with dogmatic precision. We can do better.