A new generation of civil rights leaders is emerging and using 21st century social activism to bridge ancient divides of race, class, and gender.
Stuart Scott wasn’t just a transformative figure in the world of sports broadcasting—he was also a magnanimous human being and a good brother.
Our slide into a so-called “opinion nation” has made it nearly impossible to find common ground, which will become increasingly necessary as the country becomes more diverse.
When voters who are young, minorities, or low income are excluded from the national conversation, it is no wonder that they do not make it out to the polls on Election Day.
Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.
Growing economic stratification makes America’s promise of opportunity for all ring increasingly hollow.
The recent firestorm over a New York Times preview of television’s “How to Get Away With Murder” highlights the fact that pop culture now has the tools to take racial insensitivity to task.
Black Americans have no reason to fear job losses from the promised White House protections for undocumented immigrant families.
Perhaps the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State will serve to highlight the still unaddressed inequities hamstringing this nation and point a way forward for all of us.
A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.
Amid charges of racism and reverse racism, only time will tell how history will judge today’s political figures.
The political allegiance of young Americans will fall to the policies and politicians that embrace their worldview, not to outdated and meaningless historic trends.
As the nation’s demographics continue to shift, Americans living in homogenous regions may be shocked as the racial and ethnic makeups of their communities change.
By refusing to live outside their comfort zones and to express empathy for their fellow citizens, Americans empower a minority of harsh voices—on both the right and the left—to strangle our shared sense of community.
Desmond Meade’s story—and those of millions like him—should inspire us to question our policies about how formerly incarcerated people are treated when they return to society.