All Articles on Discrimination

The Supreme Court recently ruled it has no power to intervene when states use partisan gerrymandering to draw these maps, saying it is an issue for state legislatures and state courts. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Secret GOP Plan to Keep Power
Despite the fact that Republicans continually receive fewer raw votes in national elections, they could regain control of the House through gerrymandering.
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It’s time to talk about democracy. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Views
It’s Time to Talk About Our Broken Democracy. Will Tonight's Democratic Debate Moderators Step Up?
We need a candidate to push for protecting democracy as fiercely as Jay Inslee did for addressing climate change.
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There are stockpiles of research finding that incarceration has dramatically increased without yielding large crime-reduction benefits for the country — and has in fact harmed communities and torn apart families. Not only that, but in states where prison rates have fallen, the crime rates have fallen as well. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty) Views
The 1994 Crime Bill and Beyond: How Federal Funding Shapes the Criminal Justice System
The 1994 crime bill has a complicated legacy, dominated by funding incentives blamed for driving mass incarceration. A quarter century later, there are numerous proposals to undo the damage.
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While it is easy to create enemies, it is much harder to understand the “other", a necessary approach if we wish to eliminate conflict and honor the desire for peace and security of all people in the world. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Views
9/11: A Day that Changed the World
One of the lessons to be drawn from that tragedy is that violence begets violence and intolerance breeds intolerance.
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Abortion rights supporters in Missouri take part in a protest, after state lawmakers passed rules aimed at closing Missouri’s only abortion clinic, May 30, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Views
When Religious Ideology Drives Abortion Policy, Poor Women Suffer the Consequences
Studies show that abortion rates across countries are similar regardless of legality.
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According to the court, non-theistic people are not capable of meeting the goals of legislative prayer – only believers in the divine can do that. (Photo: A member of the Pennsylvania House of Representative recites an opening prayer) Views
Federal Appeals Court Green Lights Discrimination Against Non-Theists
It's yet another in a problematic line of recent decisions that allow government entities to endorse and promote religion (just about always Christianity) as long as it’s being done for "historic" purposes.
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A slave auction in Richmond, Virginia, 1856. While slavery is often regarded as long-ago history, it was integral to shaping our economy—and its inequality—today. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids
It’s time to heal the deep wounds of racism—not only to ensure equity for African Americans, but for our entire economy.
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The Statue of Liberty. (Photo: USA Pyron/ Views
The Significance of the 1619 Project
The project tells the "unvarnished truth" of slavery. We will face the horrors of our past, as well as the triumph of our progress. It is a telling that is long overdue.
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As New Studies Shed Light on Struggles of Trans People in US, Expert Highlights Trump's Attacks
"Transgender people are being denied equal rights—to jobs, to housing, to healthcare, and to participation in the military."
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Greg, who died in 2017 at 84, is now gaining the full recognition he long deserved as a pioneer of political black comedy who sacrificed a superstar career on the ramparts of 1960s civil rights activism. (Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images) Views
When Comedian Dick Gregory Tried to Bust the Word and Stand Up to Racism
Nigger, the Book, Never Overcame "Nigger," the Slur.
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