Stigmatization & Violence as Social Control: Fear of the ‘Other’

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Dr. Warren Blumenfeld discusses how minority groups in the US live with the constant fear of random and unprovoked violence directed against them simply on account of their social identities.

Asian American Males: Shattering the Stereotype

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Nick Ng on why he doesn’t want to be labeled as an “Asian American.”

LGBT People (and Jews): Sochi Before & After

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Dr. Warren Blumenfeld on Russia’s LGBT issue and how dominant groups marginalize minorities by creating false and stereotypical caricatures.

Group Memorializes Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Ad Blaming Minority Unemployment on Immigration Reform

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One immigration restrictionist group wants unemployed Americans to remember that undocumented immigrants are responsible for high unemployment rates among minorities.

The Blame Game

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Mike Sliwa believes blame has replaced responsibility and therefore reinforced dominant points of view.

Fruitvale Station: Four Ways It Reinforced What I Know to Be True

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Tim Brown looks at Fruitvale Station through the lens of “That could’ve been me.”

Has the Republican Party Lost its Mind?

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Some Republicans are arguing they can win by writing off minority voters. But this would be bad for the GOP and terrible for the country.

Raising a Daughter in 1950s America, Today

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Yesterday, America went back in time. What does the Supreme Court decision and the Wendy Davis filibuster mean for the “future”?

Supreme Court Rules Proof of Citizenship Not Required for Voter Registration

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The Supreme Court has ruled against an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship in addition to a driver’s license before they can register to vote.

Letting Go of Whitman: ‘Male Violence’ & Practical Empathy

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Talking about empathy is great, but doing it can change lives

Know Your Place

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Seeing yourself in the bigger picture of oppression.

An Education in Inequality

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What Tim Brown has learned from the Penn State scandal about institutional racism.