Calling Out Oppression & the Kansas Jewish Community Murders

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Warren Blumenfeld reminds us that on the spectrum from occasional microaggressions to full-blown genocide, there is no such thing as an “innocent bystander.”

Bravery in the Ivy League


Kyle Ashlee discusses the reality of discrimination at Dartmouth College and the importance of student activism in creating change at a school that is often thought to be perfect.

Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport

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Michael Rohrbaugh wants to make sure the world knows that millions of LGBT live with the daily threat of violence and persecution.

“I Got 99 Problems and Palsy is Just One.”


Wilkine Brutus highlights Maysoon Zayid and her work to show the world that “disability is as visual as race.”

Can You Support Human Rights AND Enjoy the Olympics?

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Sochi is upon us, and Kile Ozier asks: Is money more important than human rights?

The Staircase of Oppression – It Begins With a Stereotype

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Raoul Wieland digs into the nitty gritty details of how even seemingly harmless stereotypes lead to outright racism and oppression.

Confusion between “Diverse Opinions” and “Oppressive Characterizations”

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld on Duck Dynasty, religion and the maintenance of heterosexual male hegemony, privilege, and power.

Russell Brand Calls For Revolution, I Call For Evolution


Mike Sliwa reminds us that time is short and inspiration can come from the strangest places.

The Blame Game


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

Dominant Group Privilege: Contextual, Conditional, Intersectional


To fully understand privilege we must break through its hard outer shell.

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression?


Warren Blumenfeld explains that many people in the US understand “Christian proselytizing as resting upon a foundation of Christian privilege in the United States.”

“When Is It OK to Call Someone Black?”

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“We must devise strategies to keep naming, interpreting, and confronting racism”. Beth Balliro answers a question sent to Steve Locke.

What Is Freedom?


Freedom is–has to be–more than just a word or slogan. And it’s not what people say it is.

The F-Word for Black Men

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Introducing a new weekly column on The Good Life by popular contributor “Dr. Bill” Johnson II on black masculinity. This week, he addresses people with common values, separated by a word.

The Disposability of Black Men

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Black men are brutally murdered and systematically incarcerated. Is this genocide?

Travel Poems From My Dad: Vuvuzela Blues


Josh Bowman is sharing his father’s poetry all week. Today, Vuvuzela Blues.