Michael Macioce

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Israeli mayor who doesn't want Arabs in his pools is no extremist - he's in the mainstream

In saying “I don’t hate Arabs, but I don’t want them at my swimming pools,” Lower Galilee council chief Moti Dotan was expressing the essence of that …

Why I'm A Racist

It doesn’t make me evil. It makes me ready for change.<p>I am a white American male. I’m married to a beautiful blond-haired green-eyed woman, and have two amazing blond-haired blue-eyed boys. I was a blond-haired blue-eyed child who grew up in suburban New Jersey in a solid family with a mother, a …

I’m With The Banned

What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the Republican …

How Trump Is Recycling Nixon’s ‘Law and Order’ Playbook

Almost 50 years ago, Nixon used fear of crime to tap into a broad array of popular anxieties. Today, even with crime at all time lows, Trump’s trying the same.<p>In the wake of recent tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, where eight police officers have been gunned down in the space of just one week, …

The Ugly Truth About the RNC: Donald Trump Is Not an Outlier

In the months since Donald Trump unofficially won his party’s nomination, many on the left and the right have come to an uneasy consensus: That …

What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege

Nobody is mad at you for being white.<p>Recently, I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism. I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse …

White Privilege

Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

“The Art of the Deal” made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth—and regrets it.<p>Last June, as dusk fell outside Tony Schwartz’s sprawling house, on a leafy back road in Riverdale, New York, he pulled out his laptop and caught up …

230 Things Donald Trump Has Said and Done That Make Him Unfit to Be President

To view the interactive version of this list, visit this page on another platform, like your phone's mobile browser or your computer's browser.<p>1. …

Donald Trump

Teen's "White Boy Privilege" slam poetry goes viral

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A young boy takes the stage. In a shaky voice, he says, "My name is Royce. My poem is titled, 'White Boy Privilege.'"<p>The video of the 14-year-old student's slam poem at his school has gone viral in the midst of heated national discussions regarding race and privilege.<p>Performed at a …

The Near Certainty of Anti-Police Violence

By ignoring illegitimate policing, America has also failed to address the danger this illegitimacy poses to those who must do the policing.<p>Last month, the Obama administration accused Donald Trump of undercutting American legitimacy in the eyes of the world. Trump’s call to ban Muslims wasn’t just …

Law Enforcement

Albert Einstein’s Essay on Racial Bias in 1946

In the years after World War II, Albert Einstein took up the mantle of confronting racism in America. He became a good friend and comrade of the …

Albert Einstein

Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person

Dr. Brian H. Williams 11 July 2016

Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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What it's like to be black in Naperville, America

<i>Editor's note: Brian Crooks moved to Naperville when he was in the 5th grade; his parents still reside here. During the summer of 2016, he wrote a Facebook post about his experiences being an African-American living in America that has since gone viral and has elicited hundreds of comments from</i> …

4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked | Decoded | MTV News

Is Saudi Arabia to blame for Islamic State?

<b>Is Saudi Arabia to blame for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIL)? It is commonly claimed that Wahhabism, the strict form of Islam originating in the Kingdom - and the Saudi state's aggressive promotion of it - has fuelled terrorism.</b><p>Saudi Arabia is also accused of funding IS, either …

Saudi Arabia

Newly-Discovered, Ancient Humans Were Tree-Climbers Who Walked and Used Tools

Last month in South Africa, scientists announced the discovery of a new group of early humans called <i>Homo naledi</i>. Now an analysis shows that this …

Aetho's 'Aeon' GoPro stabilizer looks slick, and so will your video

"Shoot video that's worth watching" reads one of the straplines for Aetho's "Aeon" handheld GoPro stabilizer. It sounds kinda obvious, right? But, if you've ever walked/ran/danced/dived/whatever with a GoPro in your hand/mouth/knees/whatever you'll know it's not that simple. You thought you had an …

The best accessories to upgrade your action camera

"Have action cam, will travel." That's probably what was going through your mind as you pecked your credit card details in when buying your first GoPro, Drift, Sony or what have you. We promise, it won't be long before you're looking to kit it out with some accessories. In fact, more than any other …

Transgender at school: As more teachers come out, districts struggle to put policy into practice

Leo Soell came back to school with no hair, a new name and an announcement.<p>The Hall Elementary School fifth grade teacher left to undergo cancer …

LGBTQI

The best wireless mouse

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>We spent 100 hours researching nearly 200 mice, surveying more than 1,000 mouse users, testing 28 mice ourselves, and consulting with a panel of experts and laypeople to determine …

This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?

Naledi Fossils<p>Scientists have discovered a new species of human ancestor deep in a South African cave, adding a baffling new branch to the family tree.<p>A trove of bones hidden deep within a South African cave represents a new species of human ancestor, scientists announced Thursday in the journal</i> …

Anthropology

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …