Heath Diehl

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Lessons from Ferguson for White Allies | Marjory Hamann

<i>Editor’s Note: Marjory Hamann is MRG’s former executive director and currently works on rural economic development. Her doctoral dissertation focused</i> …

Justice

'We need co-conspirators, not allies': how white Americans can fight racism

In America, where 62% of the population identifies as Caucasian, white people are easy to find.<br>But white people have not been as visible in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre last week, where a young white man and his white supremacist ideals entered a historically black church and shot nine …

Columbia University

The problem with telling ‘white allies’ to shutup because ‘they don’t know the struggle’ - The Fifth Column

<i>Washington, DC</i> <b>(TFC)</b> – There is a new theory that presents the idea that unless you’ve been a victim of a specific form of oppression, your views on …

Black Lives Matter

Mia McKenzie, Editor-In-Chief of the Black Girl Dangerous blog, has an interesting and, I think, spot on assessment of “allies” to social justice movements. In a recent post she wrote: I’m kinda over the term “ally.” Between Tim Wise’s recent (but not new) bullshit, a recent visit to a college where some so-called ...

Mia McKenzie, Editor-In-Chief of the Black Girl Dangerous blog, has an interesting and, I think, spot on assessment of “allies” to social justice …

The problems with white allies and white privilege | Latin America

Writer and anti-racist activist Tim Wise has been called out a few times recently for some of his work and his statements on social media. His reaction has been that he is fighting the good fight.<p>In general, I am not in favour of personal attacks on people as these attacks are not productive. …

The Problem with “Privilege”

The Problem with Privilege<p>by Andrea Smith<p><i>For a much longer and detailed version, see my essay in the book Geographies of Privilege</i><p>In my experience …

What Is Privilege?

UFM - How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege

One way to work for social justice is as an ally. The gay and lesbian community realized ten or fifteen years ago that, without the help of straight …

Race & Ethnicity

The Rebirth of Black Rage

There are two quotes from September 2, 2005, that 
have become fixtures in our cultural and political language, and each sums up the ways in which …

Transgender Tv Characters | HuffPost

Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television

In recognition of Transgender Awareness Week and the Transgender Day of Remembrance, GLAAD has reviewed its archives of transgender-inclusive …

LGBTQI

The 9 Best Transgender Characters on TV

Amazon Studios

'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway Gives An Amazing Speech About Women In Film & You'll Want To Join Her "Revolution"

The depiction of women in film and the lack of women behind the scenes in the film industry, is a crucial discussion that is finally at the forefront …

‘Transparent’s’ Jill Soloway Wants to Stop ‘Perpetuating Male Privilege Through Protagonism’

“It’s weird … I wrote the Emmys three years ago,” said “Transparent” creator <b>Jill Soloway</b> — who’s nominated for Emmys in the comedy series writing and …

‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway on breaking barriers in Hollywood

<b>JILL SOLOWAY, Creator, “Transparent”:</b><p>When I was a little kid, watching television, I was probably writing it in my head, pretending like I was inside …

Freight Train

Transparent's creator on the rise of trans visibility: 'Now we can take the gloves off'

Everyone has great days at the office, but on Thursday morning it must have been an absolute joy to be on the on the set of Transparent. The Amazon comedy got 11 Emmy nominations, more than any other comedy. Not only was it recognized as outstanding comedy series, but Jeffrey Tambor, who stars as …

TV

Picks and Pans Review: T Is for Trespass

by Sue Grafton |<p>REVIEWED BY JOANNA POWELL<p>FICTION<p>The scrappy, no-nonsense appeal of P.I. Kinsey Millhone lives on in this 20th installment of …

Books

Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News

Rich Pedroncelli / AP file<p>Child 'torture' case spotlights home schooling oversight<p>U.S. news<p>advertisement<p>Mario Tama / Getty Images Kilauea threatens …

T Is For Trespass

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>As ever more implausibly ghoulish serial killers flay, chainsaw, and cannibalize their way through contemporary crime lit, the …

Trigger Warnings Have Spread from Blogs to College Classes. That's Bad

The headline above would, if some readers had their way, include a "trigger warning"—a disclaimer to alert you that this article contains potentially …

Videos | HuffPost

'There's Nothing Liberal About Specializing in Philosophy'

It doesn't matter what you study—it matters how you study it, says Michael Roth, the president of Wesleyan and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.<p>Online courses and crushing student debt are contemporary phenomena, but the arguments they inspire are often variations on …

The Modern University Is Failing Students in Every Respect

From cost to employment prospects, the state of American higher education is dismal for students.<p>Modern American universities used to assume four …

Higher Education

Benjamin Powell, In Defense of "Sweatshops" | Library of Economics and Liberty

"Because sweatshops are better than the available alternatives, any reforms aimed at improving the lives of workers in sweatshops must not jeopardize …

Economics

Witness: Illuminating the World of Modern-day Slavery: Lisa Kristine at TEDxMaui

The Rise of Food-Studies Programs

Building off of the growing popularity of nutrition-based degrees, one Bronx community college is attempting to change how lower-income communities eat.<p>Sierra Lebron says that produce in the South Bronx, where she goes to school, is more expensive than it is where she lives—just two miles south, in …

All Your Clothes Are Made With Exploited Labor

Patagonia tried to stop human trafficking in its supply chain, but, as recently as 2011, internal audits found continuing abuses. Is the problem too massive for companies to solve?<p>In the more than 40 years since its founding as a clothing company, Patagonia has become a symbol of well-heeled …