All Articles on Discrimination

The Black community has been denied basic freedoms for centuries, which is why we inherently understand what it means to truly be free. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Freedom for All Begins With Freedom for the Most Marginalized
During Black History Month, we celebrate the legacies of those who learned what it truly means to be free—by being denied freedom for centuries
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Illegal border crossings are at a 45-year low. (Photo: Filippo Minelli) Views
Trump’s Fabulous Wall Fables
Whether it’s built or not, the wall is a myth, a wailing wall for his base’s many rages
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 "If we stereotype them as sociopaths and predators right out of the gate, we push them toward the very qualities we dread." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr) Views
Our Dangerous Impulse to Demonize the Other Side
We need to check our impulse to see young white men as evil
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The transgender ban in the military has nothing to do with military readiness or cost — and everything to do with bigotry and transphobia. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The Transgender Ban Is About Bigotry and Distraction
Trump's attacking service members to provoke the left, throw red meat to his base, and distract the rest from things like the shutdown
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Chase Iron Eyes, an activist and lead attorney for the Lakota People’s Law Project. (Photo: Screenshot) News
Chase Iron Eyes: Trump’s Mocking of Native Americans Gives License to Others to Denigrate My People
"We have a president who is flippantly dehumanizing and offensive about our genocide here in Lakota country. My family literally survived Wounded Knee."
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This timeline illustrates how some of the most outward-looking presidents, men who insisted that the prosperity of the nation was inseparable from the prosperity of the world, also presided over the erection of a deadly run of border barriers, be they called fences or walls, that would come to separate the United States from Mexico.(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”
A timeline of border fortification
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Celebrations on the Berlin Wall after the government announced people could cross the border freely in Germany on Nov. 12, 1989. (Photo: Chute Du Mur Berlin / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Views
Trump's Wall With Mexico Follows in the Footsteps of Authoritarian Leaders Throughout History
From China to Germany, walls have been used for centuries to spread fear, closed-mindedness and isolationism
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The Wall was never anything but a campaign slogan cooked up by aides to keep Trump on message. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Trump’s Delusion About the Wall That Never Was
There never has been a serious plan to build a Wall. And there never will be a Wall. And that’s just fine with Trump, as long as he continues to keep the Wall as a political cudgel.
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2020 potential candidates News
Nurses Union Demands All 2020 Candidates Establish Strong Sexual Harassment, Pay Equity Policies
"Sexual harassment can never be treated as business as usual or swept under the rug. Apologies alone are not enough."
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Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying the Senate Judiciary Committee with her attorneys Debra Katz, left, and Michael Bromwich, right, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) Views
The 'Year of the Woman' Forced Us to Take A Step Back for Every Step Forward. That Isn't Real Progress.
Focusing on the inclusion of women in politics is misplaced if the structures that promoted our exclusion don't change
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