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One Century Later, What the Tulsa Massacre Can Tell Us About Today

One Century Later, What the Tulsa Massacre Can Tell Us About Today

As we confront a 10-year high in hate crimes, the 1921 destruction of a vibrant and prosperous Black neighborhood in Tulsa,...

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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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The United Nations Taps Youth as Our Best Hope Against Hate

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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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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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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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Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 7, 2020

Get With It, America—a Teenager’s Appeal for Religious Tolerance

With everything going on in the world right now, it is time to change. It is time to stop condoning discrimination of any...

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The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

It sometimes takes an extraordinary amount of courage and patience—and maybe even what some would call grace—to allow...

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A Primer on Hatred and Intolerance

Tolerance

March 3, 2020

A Primer on Hatred and Intolerance

What hatred and intolerance look like: The charred remains of 4-year old Melissa Morrison, recovered from the ashes of the...

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Why a Scientologist Wished She’d Gone to South Africa Sooner

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March 20, 2018

Why a Scientologist Wished She’d Gone to South Africa Sooner

Like these words from the late Nelson Mandela: “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands...

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Taking a STAND Against Discrimination: Nelson Mandela

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December 17, 2017

Taking a STAND Against Discrimination: Nelson Mandela

His English name was Nelson Mandela, but at birth his mother had named him Rolihlahla, which meant “troublemaker” in his...

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Why Is Scientology Treated “Unfairly?”

Combating Bigotry & Hate

December 11, 2017

Why Is Scientology Treated “Unfairly?”

Cultures change slowly. I was born in 1945. When I was growing up in Washington, D.C., discrimination against African Americans,...

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Taking Action Against Discrimination: Harry Truman

Taking Action Against Discrimination: Harry Truman

“For these compelling reasons, we can no longer afford the luxury of a leisurely attack upon prejudice and discrimination.”

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An Open Letter from a Scientologist & Black Man to Tampa Bay Times Bigots

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 28, 2017

An Open Letter from a Scientologist & Black Man to Tampa Bay Times Bigots

You see, I understand I am just another “nigger,” and you know what is best for me. You deem yourself my Master. You are...

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