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When Your Drunk Uncle Brings Up Police or Food Stamps This Holiday Season, Let "House of Cards" Be Your Guide
When Your Drunk Uncle Brings Up Police or Food Stamps This Holiday Season, Let "House of Cards" Be Your Guide
This year’s most popular movies and TV series can be a tool to work your way out of a particularly bad conversation.
Posted Dec 22, 2014
12 Hashtags That Changed the World in 2014
12 Hashtags That Changed the World in 2014
Slacktivism? Not so much. From #BlackLivesMatter to #BringBackOurGirls, this year's best hashtags around issues of social justice brought fresh voices into some of our most important conversations.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
Kids on Chicago’s West Side Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Restorative Circles
Kids on Chicago’s West Side Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Restorative Circles
For these Chicago students, restorative justice isn’t just about causing less harm to those around us. It’s also about actively creating safety, on their own terms.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
"Forgiveness Is Liberating": Desmond Tutu On Healing A Nation's Racist Past
"Forgiveness Is Liberating": Desmond Tutu On Healing A Nation's Racist Past
In 1997, he asked: "Who could have thought we would ever be an example, except of awfulness; who could ever have thought we would be held up as a model to the rest of the world?" Today, South Africa's healing process is a beacon of hope for the United States.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
Video: Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Reconciliation Process—Which Is Needed Now More Than Ever
Video: Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Reconciliation Process—Which Is Needed Now More Than Ever
A singing flash mob honors the passing of Nelson Mandela, who died one year ago this week and helped establish South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process after apartheid.
Posted Dec 05, 2014
An Indigenous View on #BlackLivesMatter
An Indigenous View on #BlackLivesMatter
I was reminded over and over this week that black and indigenous communities of struggle are deeply connected through our experiences with colonialism, oppression, and white supremacy.
Posted Dec 05, 2014
Why I Want to Burn Everything Down Right Now—And Why I’m Not Going To
Why I Want to Burn Everything Down Right Now—And Why I’m Not Going To
What I learned from James Baldwin’s writing about race, in a moment of great anger.
Posted Dec 04, 2014
Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
Science Fiction and the Post-Ferguson World: “There Are as Many Ways to Exist as We Can Imagine”
Radical science fiction and fantasy are a remedy for the belief that there is no alternative to the violence and inequality that surround us.
Posted Dec 03, 2014
Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That
Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That
Crisis Intervention Teams train police officers to understand mental illness without resorting to violence.
Posted Nov 28, 2014
Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities
Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities
“A critical look at any institution with as much power and authority invested in it as the police is probably a good thing.”
Posted Nov 28, 2014
“I’m Scared to Be a Black Male Walking Down the Street”: Seattle Teens on Why They Skipped School for a #Ferguson March
“I’m Scared to Be a Black Male Walking Down the Street”: Seattle Teens on Why They Skipped School for a #Ferguson March
“We all just left class. As soon as 11:00 came, we stood up and walked out of class. Together as one.”
Posted Nov 26, 2014
#Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today
#Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today
“For some, racial inequality and fear are raw realities every day, and anything inspiring in American history rings false and remote. For others, the call to reflect on injustice feels like a personal accusation. But we are caught in this history together.”
Posted Nov 26, 2014
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Posted Nov 26, 2014
Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons
Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons
More than 40 percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli prisons. The schools that operate within are increasingly important.
Posted Nov 25, 2014
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
Posted Nov 24, 2014

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