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High school students learn diversity
Source: sun-sentinel.com Local high school students recently learned about issues of individuality, faiths, immigration, bullying and conflict resolution during a one-week summer leadership program at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens. Read more...
A call for civility in American politics
By ABRAHAM H. FOXMAN When one thinks about free speech in America, certain images and feelings come immediately to mind. For some it may be the halls of Congress, or city hall. For some it might be the famous painting by Norman Rockwell depicting speech as one of the “Four Freedoms.” For others it might be the protestors in New York’s Zuccotti Park, unbowed for months as they raised their collective voices against corruption and corporate greed. Read more...
What It Means to be A Liberal Person of Faith
- Again and again, and especially during the election season, we read in the media about "people of faith," "religious Americans" and "value voters" -- and what is meant, in almost all cases, are Americans who are conservative in both their religion and their politics. There is nothing wrong with being a conservative, of course, but we liberal people of faith like to point out that there are other kinds of believers in America. In fact, there are a lot of us.
On the road to equality
- By Leonard Pitts Jr.
- Zachary Quinto came out recently.
- Ordinarily, the news that Star Trek’s new Mr. Spock had told New York magazine he was gay would barely register. It has become, a rather ordinary thing, celebrities disclosing their hidden sexuality.
- But Quinto came out for Jamey.
Awfully dark before the dawn
By Leonard Pitts Jr. So, it turns out Islam is a religion. Imagine that. Granted, this would be considered self-evident by most of us, but it has been a matter of great controversy in the Tennessee town of Murfreesboro, where 17 people went to court last year to prevent a group of Muslims from building a mosque. On their own land. The need to defend this fundamental right was only one of the ordeals visited upon the Muslims of Murfreesboro, who have also faced threats, vandalism and arson. As recently, vividly illustrated in Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door, a troubling CNN documentary, the antagonists here are a clownish band of bigots scared witless by the prospect that a new mosque will be built in their community by a congregation that has already worshipped in said community for 30 years. Read more
Portrait of Inequality (video)
White Dad, Black Son and Raising Kids in a “Colorblind” World
“Whose baby is that?” “Is that your child?” Shortly after my adopted newborn son arrived, whenever we were out in public, we drew frequent stares and questions from strangers. Though we live in a racially diverse neighborhood, I didn’t expect the sight of a middle-aged white man carrying an African American infant peering out from a colorful chest-worn sling to be such an attention grabber. When white people looked at us, they often seemed curious about the nature of our relationship, but few...Read more here.
The Sweet Science of Stereotyping
A few words about black supremacy. Such words seem necessary in light of a minor controversy now roiling the sports world after boxer Bernard Hopkins, who is black, declared that boxer Manny Pacquiao, who is Filipino, is scared to face an African-American fighter. Pacquiao, considered by many the best fighter in the world, has fought -- and dispatched -- a black fighter from Ghana, but Hopkins stressed to the website Fanhouse.com that he's speaking specifically of a black "American" boxer, such as Floyd Mayweather.
These are certainly interesting and troubling times we live in
In a time when we should be turning toward each other, there are those who turn away from their neighbor. At a time when we should extend a friendly hand toward our neighbor...
Of 'God talk" and 'Man talk" by Ana Rodriguez-Soto
- Archbishop Wenski says interfaith dialogue must expand from theology to anthropology
- Friday, September 17, 2010
- Ana Rodriguez-Soto - Florida Catholic
Stopping Prejudice by Liana Kozlowski
Some students at Southridge High School are on a mission to stop stereotyping and discrimination in their community. Read more...
Learn to Know One Another
Michigan's Roundtable Blog for Diversity and Inclusion
- These are certainly interesting and troubling times we live in today. In a time when we should be turning toward each other, there are those who turn away from their neighbor. At a time when we should extend a friendly hand toward our neighbor... Read More.
"All it takes for evil to prevail..."
"All it takes for evil to prevail, is for people of good will to remain silent."
- Edmund Burke