Why do so many people in the US believe myths about Native people?
Negative words are powerful and can and do cause substantial irreparable damage. Changing the name of the team is a win-win for all.
Taté Walker asks people and institutions to stop profiting from stereotypes proven to harm and dehumanize Native people.
It’s something we’ve forgotten in hundreds of years of striving to achieve more, to produce more, to build bigger and better things.
Johnnie Jae debunks the idea it’s only white-guilt motivating the change of the Washington team name, and promises that Native folks like herself won’t give up.
For those who have been in the Grand Forks community for several years, Time-Out week and Wacipi proves to be a tired exercise in cultural sensitivity training, which is exceedingly frustrating when the ones you are making your case to have in theory, ‘committed themselves to cultural diversity.’
Next time you see a man tossing a ball to a dog, throwing a Frisbee or stroking a cat: watch carefully. There is magic in the interaction. Pure magic.
Joanna Schroeder explains the horrible and inevitable outcome of using Native images and names as mainstream team mascots, as displayed by an Alabama high school last weekend.
A new report by the National Congress of American Indians issues a new report detailing the ways in which Native citizens are harmed by racist sports team names and mascots.
Kile Ozier takes a two week trek into the wilderness, and learns how a tiny shift in the rudder of the mind can steer a new course.
Regardess of whether it’s a positive or negative stereotype, Shannon Ridgway asserts that generalizations about people based upon race or ethnicity are harmful.
The Seventies were a decade of smashing taboos in filmmaking: in dialogue, depictions of history, and the image of the leading man.
Although the Senate has already passed a bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act, House Republicans are planning to “strip its contents and put their language into that bill,” language that excludes protections for LGBT victims.
While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.
Transfer the wasted energy of jealously to something else, maybe how lucky you are to have a person who is so awesome you would hate to lose them.
Striving to be an Earth Mother Goddess isn’t particularly liberating. We seem to have replaced Doctor God with an equally demanding deity: Mother Nature.
When the child sits with a tree or a stone, they do not perceive one as animate and living whilst the other remains inanimate and devoid of life.
Mediation is the most sensible way to divorce, but when was your (almost) ex ever sensible?
We are programmed to fear our desires and treat them as alien invaders. So we create fetishized images and guilt.
If Hillary Clinton doesn’t become the Democratic presidential nominee next year, who could replace her?
The lessons we teach our daughters about dating will define their success.
Give yourself an edge on parenting tweens by learning about adolescent personality types and you’ll banish those “close encounters of the teenage kind.”
Ross Rosenberg helps us understand narcissistic codependent love.
James Michael Sama explains that great relationships require an understanding of what makes us feel loved. Here’s your guide.
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In the season of pumpkin flavored everything, and the transition from summer freedom to school routine, Brian Gawlak discusses the things his kids say.
Alex Yarde encourages his children to play dirty. And if yours do too, you can enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip to the World Series, plus a Maytag Top Load Washer and Dryer.
Jed Diamond can’t think of anything more important for the peace and well-being of the world than deepening the dialogue of what it means to be a good man.