We Live in a Democracy, Not a Theocracy

We Live in a Democracy, Not a Theocracy

It wasn’t so long ago when one of the most powerful justifications wielded in support of segregation was religious belief. Throughout the American South, state-sanctioned Jim Crow laws legally separated blacks from whites. Schools were segregated. Restaurants...
Stomping on Our Constitutional Rights

Stomping on Our Constitutional Rights

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers. Yet those very same tea partiers have been passing laws in various states to ban the recording of inhumane,...
When Your Armed Neighbor Comes Knocking

When Your Armed Neighbor Comes Knocking

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted an atheist with a history of virulently anti-religious statements in the murder of three Muslim American students in Chapel Hill — a young couple and the wife’s sister. The victims’ family and friends say the killings were the...
Forget the Stereotypes

Forget the Stereotypes

When an angry neighbor murdered three Muslim students in North Carolina, my Facebook feed lit up. Tragic, I thought, and I scrolled on. Then another post caught my eye. A Muslim friend cried out that the triple murder was a hate crime — and fumed that the news was...
North Carolina’s Moral Freedom Summer

North Carolina’s Moral Freedom Summer

The Moral Monday movement is mobilizing again. This feisty coalition, based in North Carolina, is an inspiring model of workaday people coming together to reclaim their rights from far-right-wing politicians and plutocrats running amok. Led by the NAACP, tens of...
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