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Mentally ill people are not separate from us — they are part of us.

I'm Mentally Ill — And I Will NOT Be Your Mass Shooting Scapegoat 

Content Notice: mass shootings and violence, suicide mention In the wake of yet another act of  domestic terrorism, Donald Trump — who is so Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
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Will My Interracial Relationship Survive Charlottesville?

I’ll still hold your hand in public even if bigots stare us down. Read...
Tracey Lynn Lloyd    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE
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What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality

Instead of telling your black friends that you hope things will get better, show them how you are working to make things better. Read...
Ijeoma Oluo    |   12.28.16   |   SHARE
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Fighting Domestic Violence: Men Must Step Up

On September 30 of this year, President Obama issued a Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   10.25.16   |   SHARE
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Is it possible to shift the dialogue when it comes to teaching masculinity to boys? Image: Thinkstock.

We Have To Change The Kind Of Masculinity We Teach Our Sons

I guess we are all guilty of gender-typing to some degree. It’s ingrained deep in our subconscious and culture. Everywhere we go: shopping malls, in Read...
Cynthia Lawrence    |   08.12.16   |   SHARE
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I went to the pet store, peered into some glass bowls, found a reasonable facsimile of the original fish, and voila: Boonga Two-nga. Image: Thinkstock.

On Killing And Replacing My Kid's Fish

My son is particularly anxious about death. He’s generally sensitive — he’s yet to make it through a full movie because anytime there’s a minor Read...
Emily McCombs    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
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Why should kids get suspended in preschool?

Racial Inequality Starts Early – In Preschool

For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are Read...
Esther Canty-Barnes of The Conversation    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
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“People are still dying, still being killed, don’t tell us to sit down and not continue to go out into the streets.”

'We Want Safety, Dignity and Justice': Black Lives Matter Protests Build Nationwide

The fact that police killings are calculated by media organizations at all is a victory of the sustained protests of the Black Lives Matter movement Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
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