Culture

For the Far-Right, Promoting America’s Diversity is Divisive

Aside from the Denver Broncos devastating loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, the most talked about moment from Super Bowl XLVIII was a Coca-Cola commercial, titled, “America is Beautiful.” The 60 second spot featured a multilingual rendition of “America … Continued

News

Going Beyond Dr. King’s “Dream”

Every year, mainstream media, the far Right, politicians, and clothing stores attempt to use Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and image to fit their agenda – one that is often antithetical to everything the Civil Rights leader ultimately stood for. … Continued

Immigration

GOP Support for Immigration Spells Trouble for Anti-Immigrant Movement

Perhaps still healing from its massive loss during the 2012 presidential election, members of the Republican party have been making an effort to better connect with communities of color. From honoring the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act to Governor … Continued

Culture

Ongoing Battle with Homeless Teens Reveals Residents’ Lack of Empathy

In 2011, tensions ran high at a town hall meeting in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, as several residents challenged the presence of an LGBTQA-focused youth services center. After a single street brawl in the summer of 2011, and a … Continued

Culture

New Music Video Shows Strength of the Undocumented

On Thursday, President Obama spoke to dozens of immigrant rights activists at the White House, joining them in demanding immigration reform be put back on the table, post-shutdown. For those most affected by a “broken immigration system,” as the President … Continued

Islamophobia

Conflict of Interest: NYC Mayoral Candidate Poses with Chief Islamophobe Pam Geller, Defends Muslim Surveillance

In February of this year, New York mayoral hopeful Republican Joe Lhota visited the Queens Republican Club to witness one of the premier anti-Muslim activists within the Islamophobia movement, Pamela Geller, receive the “Patriot of the Year” award. Lhota’s seeming … Continued

Imagine 2050 Celebrates 5 Years!

In 2008, the election of the country’s first African American president was on the horizon. Couple that with by the year 2050, one in five Americans will be foreign-born, and you have a time where American identity was beginning (and … Continued

Islamophobe Daniel Greenfield Calls Islam a “Gang Religion”

David Horowitz Freedom Center fellow Daniel Greenfield wrote an op-ed calling Islam a “gang religion” whose sole purpose is “killing non-Muslims.” He claims the rest of the framework of Islam such as preaching love and virtue was borrowed from other … Continued