Category Combating Bigotry & Hate

On Hollis Jane Andrews’ Anti-Scientology Discrimination

On Hollis Jane Andrews’ Anti-Scientology Discrimination

It never ceases to amaze me that some grown adults starve so much for attention that they stoop to grade-school-level gossip...

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Why Hate Is Hate: One Woman’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Why Hate Is Hate: One Woman’s 15 Minutes of Fame

At this point, I know I shouldn’t be surprised. But every time it happens, I am. Someone degrades my religion for clickbait.

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Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Why Bigoted A360 Media Tabloids Should Meet Their End, and Soon

Regardless of the form, such scandalmongers pander to some of the baser human traits, the thirst for gossip, rumor and bad...

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CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

CounterPunch Deals the Gateway Drug to Bigotry

Reducing hundreds of thousands of sincere individuals to a sneering allusion at the end of a snide put-down is not journalism,...

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Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Just as criminologists have developed profiles of common traits for individuals like serial killers, mass murderers, terrorists,...

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Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Targeting people, especially strangers at random, to be punished simply because of how they look or where they come from is...

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Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

It’s human nature to want to understand things. Our relentless curiosity is what drives us forward as individuals and as...

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I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I remember when I first became aware many years ago that there was a Wikipedia entry about me. It seemed, back in the burgeoning...

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Salon’s Nicole Karlis Glamorizes Violent, Abusive Practice, Victimizing Minorities

Salon’s Nicole Karlis Glamorizes Violent, Abusive Practice, Victimizing Minorities

If you disagree with someone’s political, philosophical or religious beliefs, according to Karlis and her sources, you have...

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A Prayer for Tabloid Hatemonger Emma Parry

A Prayer for Tabloid Hatemonger Emma Parry

May you come to see the people you write about as actual flesh-and-blood beings, with goals, feelings, failings and emotions...

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How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

I grew up around horses. My family raised them, cared for them, rode them, bred them, trained them, bought and sold them....

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Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 25, 2021

Making Sense of Hate—Why People Don’t Understand You

Whether you knew you were doing it or not, in that explosive conversation you were employing an ancient mode of reasoning...

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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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Black History Month Marks the Anniversary of “The Birth of a Nation”: Hatred Written With Lightning

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 23, 2021

Black History Month Marks the Anniversary of “The Birth of a Nation”: Hatred Written With Lightning

It was hailed as “the world’s mightiest spectacle,” “the eighth wonder of the world,” and “history written with...

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The Different Shades of White Supremacy

Combating Bigotry & Hate

February 12, 2021

The Different Shades of White Supremacy

It can be comforting and comfortable to share the same private snickers and public derisions as one’s friends about everything...

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Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron: A Tough Out, On and Off the Field

His legacy is a lesson to all of us when faced with the bitter fruit of discrimination, hate and intolerance: Be your own...

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“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

“The Will to Create Is the Same as the Will to Live”—Achieving Immortality Through Holocaust Art

In 1944, a courageous band of artists at the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt cobbled together a play inspired by the...

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Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

Tackling Online Hate Speech Against Religious Minorities—An Enlightening Hearing By USCIRF

No finite definitions for the terms “hate speech” and “disinformation” currently exist under international law. Social...

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More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

More Than Scientologists Have Had Enough of Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

People are catching on to the fact that the real publicity stuntperson is that individual on the sidelines, complaining shrilly,...

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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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While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 23, 2020

While I Helped My Neighbors in a Pandemic, Leah Remini Raged Against That Help

As the proverb goes, when a pickpocket meets a saint, he sees only his pockets. Even as we help the millions in a pandemic,...

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How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 19, 2020

How Yashar Ali Hides Behind His Twitter Handle, Spreading Hate

It is the most plain, by-the-book exercise in bigotry you have ever seen. And it’s also the very definition of persecution,...

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Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 16, 2020

Why They’re Still Trying to Stop Anne Frank

They know what she sees as she peers out that window. She sees into their hearts as only an innocent can see. “In spite...

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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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