Author Norm Shannon

The “Mammoth” Misogyny of David Futrelle

The “Mammoth” Misogyny of David Futrelle

Futrelle’s penned prejudices, moreover, need a rewrite. They are wishy-washy and inconsistently doled out. In a 2013 piece...

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The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

Tolerance

March 21, 2021

The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

This year, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is chillingly well-timed.

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Tarpley Hitt & Daily Beast: Only Bottom-Feeders, After All

Tarpley Hitt & Daily Beast: Only Bottom-Feeders, After All

Ms. Hitt is building a reputation as a writer who refuses to let the truth get in the way of a titillating story—even if...

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How Cicely Tyson Raised the Bar for Us All

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 24, 2021

How Cicely Tyson Raised the Bar for Us All

Her life paralleled nearly a century of “givens” in terms of limited opportunities for women, specifically Black women...

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Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 27, 2020

Anti-Semitism and the Miss France Beauty Pageant

The “religion” of bigotry—for, make no mistake: it requires a hefty heap of faith to ignore logic and the evidence of...

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Hatred Turns to Love in the Miracle of North Little Rock

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 15, 2020

Hatred Turns to Love in the Miracle of North Little Rock

But something different happened. Neighbors, hearing of the incident on social media, responded in solidarity. Seven-foot-tall...

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Survival of the Friendliest?

Tolerance

August 23, 2020

Survival of the Friendliest?

It looks like we’ve had it all wrong since 1859. That’s when Charles Darwin began the evolution revolution with his seminal...

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Hell Froze Over and Pigs Can Fly: An Honest Story About Scientology

Media & Ethics

May 8, 2020

Hell Froze Over and Pigs Can Fly: An Honest Story About Scientology

The article contained no controversy, no sensationalism, no drama, and most of all, no bias. How refreshing to view something...

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