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.
It is a matter of recognizing and struggling against racism in all of its various forms, particularly its institutional features.
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.
While in police custody, Freddie Gray's spine was "80 percent severed at the neck."
A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.
Reducing a whole group of people down to stereotypes further dehumanizes Native people.
"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."
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.
On Feb. 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside Dallas.
You don't always recognize heroes by how many bows they take or by the awards bestowed upon them.