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An Education in Implicit Bias
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper We are not racists, but we accept a system that acts in racist ways.  2014 WAS NOTHING if ...

What Type of God Do You Believe In?
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

It's easy to manipulate God to fit our own agendas, to use religion to rationalize our actions, to wield spirituality as a weapon, and manipulate theology to rationalize our sins. ...

VIDEO: "American Promise"
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 12:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors What does it take to educate and parent African-American children, all while maintaining family values? ...

Reza Aslan on Fox News: Punch, Counter-Punch
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Despite what Ms. Green and Dr. Aslan want us to believe, our choice is never between a biased point of view and the unvarnished truth. Our choice always involves which interpretative lens we are going to use t ...

In Search of The Real World
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

We in the general public often receive an edited intake of information based upon a wide variety of personal choices, public influences, and political agendas. But we often fail to recognize the various influe ...

Four Reasons to Rethink the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Across the political and religious spectrum, Americans are rethinking the death penalty. Here are some reasons why: Mistakes. In January 2012, Joe D'Ambrosi ...

Thou Shalt Follow These 10 Commandments for the Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 10:44pm | Type: Blog

Since there’s sure to be drama this week and next following the debates — and each day leading up to Election Day on Nov. 6, and likely some weeks afterward — I thought I’d share with you my 10 Commandments of ...

Truth: Who Needs It?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 6:23am | Type: Blog

How do we debate important issues when we don't share a common foundation of facts? NEW YORK — The view out my eighth-story apartment window rarely changes. Lights go off ...