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Bridging Divides

Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.

The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement
by Kety Esquivel
Arizona's new immigration law has awakened a sleeping giant.
Beyond Us and Them Beyond Us and Them
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh.
In America: Getting Beyond the Hate In America: Getting Beyond the Hate
by Sarah van Gelder
Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.
Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure.
Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society? Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society?
by Raúl Quiñones-Rosado
The U.S. Census and other institutions fail to recognize a unique Latino racial identity. If we are to have a future as a truly multiracial society, this has to change.
Across Race Lines Across Race Lines
Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
What White People Fear What White People Fear
by Robert Jensen
A white guy confesses his fears and tells why he seeks out settings beyond his comfort zone.
What Do You Say to a Screaming Bigot? What Do You Say to a Screaming Bigot?
by Madeline Ostrander
How Pramila Jayapal of OneAmerica finds the courage to take the immigration dialogue to talk radio.
Becoming a Whole Nation Becoming a Whole Nation
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder introduces the Spring 2010 issue of YES! Magazine: There are some extraordinary people working to make a vision of a just, inclusive society a reality ...
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
Our Future as a Multiracial Society Our Future as a Multiracial Society
by Sarah van Gelder
Barack Obama’s election didn’t launch a post-racial era. But a racially just, inclusive, and even loving society is still possible, says a YES! Magazine panel of visionaries.
Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism
by Roberto Vargas
5 steps to courageous conversations about race and culture.
Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers
by Ashlee Green
Teja Arboleda is part of a new generation of mixed-race comedians who are using humor to break down racial barriers.
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