Opinion

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By any other name, discrimination is discrimination

Isn't it about time for us to stop claiming God when it suits our purpose or offends our sensibilities?

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Professor Walter T. Howard, 63: activist, teacher, organizer

Dr. Howard, the son of a long line of coal miners, was born November 23, 1951 in Hazard, Kentucky.

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Michelle Obama's deeply moving words

At the graduation ceremony of Tuskegee University, Michelle Obama spoke of the racial barriers facing African Americans and encouraged them to overcome discrimination.

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An American Indian should replace Jackson on the $20 bill

It would be fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he tried to exterminate.

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Bratton episode underlines need for diverse New York police force

 "This is a teachable moment that affirms that broken windows policing destroys lives and opportunities."

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America and race: 318,881,992 shades of grey

For far too long there has been such racial dissension and oppression in this country.

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Bikers and librarians: profiled in Central Texas

"You have to see yourself in the shoes of those accused. Or a biker's boots. Or a young man's Nikes. Even a librarian's orthopedic sneakers."

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A love story for Gay Pride Month, with Confederate flag

Rick heard my lecture about racism and what that starred and barred flag projected to the world.

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At Jeb Bush event, 19 year-old eats media’s lunch on Iraq spin

Student Ivy Ziedrich confronted Jeb Bush and taught us what it means to put the people in "government of the people, by the people, for the people."

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Memo to Mayor Emanuel: System needs fixing, not the kids

It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.

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