Rookie Racist: How Did My 6-year-old Boy Become Scared of the “Dark Man” in the Laundromat?

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Australian father Ryan Heffernan opens up about the breathtaking day his young son expressed racism and how a vision of Nelson Mandela stealing TVs saved the day.

Beyond Recess: When Disability Plays a Role in the Decline of Education for Students in the US

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Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, reflects on her experience as a disabled student, and the striking increase of young people who aren’t getting the education they deserve.

Son Aims to Fill Father’s Grammy-Award Winning Shoes

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Thamsanqa Shabalala is bravely becoming the face of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a renowned South African a cappella singing group.

Psychology and the Chance of Bringing Peace to Syria

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With 100,000 people killed and 10 million displaced, is there hope for peace in Syria? Yes. But only if we can overcome the self-defeating psychology of revenge.

The Top Google Searches of 2013 (And What We Didn’t Search, But Perhaps Should Have)

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Michael Stusser looks at what our searches say about us.

A Case Against LGBT Violence

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba on why he supports LGBT rights.

This South African Archbishop makes a compelling case for standing up against LGBT violence.

Funeral Outrage

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Conservative outrage over President Obama’s behavior at Nelson Mandela’s funeral reflects an old and ugly trend.

You Can’t Depoliticize Nelson Mandela

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It’s okay to talk about Nelson Mandela’s politics, because you can’t really understand his life and times without discussing them.

In Tribute to Nelson Mandela

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Vuyisile Colossa will remember his match against Caros Fodor at One FC 13 “Moment of Truth” for much more than a simple victory.

Five Reasons Why Nelson Mandela is an Epochal Figure for LGBT Rights

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Nelson Mandela stood up for the rights many groups, including the LGBT. Here are a few things you might not know about.

What Can America Learn From Nelson Mandela? (Video)

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Dr. Vibe and his allies discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and what possible lessons Americans could learn from him.

Nelson Mandela: Why the Backlash is Wrong

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Wilkine Brutus on how the absurd comments against Mandela are lacking the full scope of context.

Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won’t Talk About

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It’s tempting to homogenize Nelson Mandela’s views into something everyone can support. But he did not seek — or obtain — universal approval.

On Race: Madiba Got It Right – Why Can’t We?

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Tim Hart knows his generation has left the young people of America with a big mess in the battle to end racism. But he’s willing to join the fight if you are.

The 6 Things You Need to Know About Nelson Mandela But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

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Christian La Du brings you up to speed on the great man.

The Ragged Running Shoes: A Symbol of Mandela

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Tim O’Connor was on a golf trip in South Africa when he saw the pair of shoes that will be forever etched in his mind as a symbol of what Mandela was fighting for.