States should not reward bigotry

A care model for a state-supported Catholic hospital group excludes same-sex couples. Why should states support such discrimination?


March on Washington volunteer recalls Bayard Rustin, tears

Everyone knows about Dr. King's magnificent speech but I feel it is important that Rustin's role and influence has recently been recognized and written about.


Building a racial justice movement

This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities.


Bar Association condemns “panic” defense in LGBTQ murders

It's a major step forward that the American Bar Association has now officially condemned "panic" defenses used to justify anti-gay hate crimes.


Does inequality have a silver lining?

An insider is spilling the beans on the great unsaid in charitable circles: You can't ignore inequality and hope to fix an unequal world.


Is South Dakota being “demonized” over treatment of Native Americans?

South Dakota is a hotbed of virulent racism, perhaps without parallel anywhere else in the U.S.


Paula Deen, Inc. filled America with junk food

Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.


Marriage equality promises "a more perfect union"

Legal experts and human rights activists describe this week's two cases before the Supreme Court on same-sex marriageas as monumental.


Celebrating my fellow women postal workers

In honor of Woman's History Month, I would like to share the history of the women I rub elbows with every day on the workroom floor; the female letter carriers of the United States Postal Service.


Can we cure inequality, and how?

Joseph Stiglitz views growing inequality (a Marxist might say "the growing class divide") as a threat that may block economic recovery.

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