The question I want my fellow white progressives to ask themselves is, why did we not show up by the thousands in protest before the Women’s March?
OpEd: In the wake of Gov. Paul LePage’s most recent and recurring racist statements, it might seem a strange time to talk about putting up with racists, but that’s what I’m going to do.
“The day to celebrate Jesus’ birthday is coming up. For me, the need to live his commandment, to love one another, is critical.”
Heather Denkmire: I’ve not yet reached a point where being quiet feels like the right thing to do.
OpEd: What do “new atheists” have in common with the fundamentalist Christians of the radical right whom they despise?
“If we were to make reparations a priority, we could begin to improve the lives of everyone in our country.”
Environmentalists have always seemed sort of cowardly to me. Taking care of the earth is important, of course, but it’s been justice for people that I’ve always found most urgent. Spending activist energy on global warming seems like a bit of a cop-out, I thought, as if it were a way to avoid tackling the […]
My generation grew up after segregation based on race — most commonly referred to as Jim Crow — was no longer legal. Most of us have lived lives where belief in or acceptance of a racial hierarchy would be considered obscene. As overt racism became taboo in most areas of the country in the ’70s […]
His really dark skin means he’s dangerous. Her wide nostrils remind me of a monkey. As abhorrent as these statements are, they are thoughts I’ve had. It’s hard to even call them thoughts, as they occur so quickly and almost outside the scope of language. When I saw the Pew Research Center’s latest poll results […]