Opinion

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A monumental contradiction

Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.

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Obama uses N-Word to make point about not using N-Word?

It is a matter of recognizing and struggling against racism in all of its various forms, particularly its institutional features.

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A second look at FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.

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Freddie Gray, burning Baltimore and constitutional rights

While in police custody, Freddie Gray's spine was "80 percent severed at the neck."

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Judge recognizes personhood of chimpanzee plaintiff

A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.

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Indigenous people walk off set of Adam Sandler film "Ridiculous Six"

Reducing a whole group of people down to stereotypes further dehumanizes Native people.

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Indiana "religious freedom" bill: bad for state and my family

"It appalls me that our legislators used my tax dollars to create, lobby for, and now defend a law that opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians."

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Selma, then and now: reflections on an American story

Selma 1965 represents the worst and best of America: our home-grown terrorism and abuses of power, AND the immense courage and persistence that can bring about change.

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Why black and brown lives matter for all lives

On Feb. 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside Dallas.

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Lesbians who chose visibility: Unsung heroes of women's movement

You don't always recognize heroes by how many bows they take or by the awards bestowed upon them.

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