The work to curb racism has depended less on good-faith efforts to dispel ignorance and more on enforcing social penalties for racist behavior. The same approach may work for climate change denial.
The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. went viral online after a group of high school students from Kentucky mocked an indigenous Vietnam War veteran, Nathan Phillips, outside the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18.
Researchers have thoroughly investigated the link between ideology and attitudes toward climate change, finding that conservatives are significantly more likely to reject climate science, not because they misapprehend the facts, but because they are taking their cues from conservative elites, many of whom have close ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Sue Curry Jansen & Brian Martin In March, Richard Spencer, a prominent white supremacist, cancelled his speaking engagements at U.S. universities, saying he was deterred by “antifa,” a loose international network of radical anti-fascist groups that aims to shut down far-right talks and rallies. For antifa members and supporters, Spencer’s […]
January 29, 2018 A roundup of the day’s headlines. Want to breath better in San Antonio? Wait until summer “The worst scenario for an asthmatic would be winter in Texas,” said Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, an asthma and allergen specialist who has practiced in San Antonio since 2006. “You’ve got cold […]
“This is not just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening up humanity’s worst side.” Julia Conley / Common Dreams Leaders from around the world expressed disgust and outrage as news spread on Friday that President Donald Trump reportedly referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries as “shitholes.” […]
Kazu Haga/Waging Nonviolence I admit, I laughed a little too. When I first saw videos of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by a protester, I thought it was funny. And even now, I’m not exactly shedding a tear for him. I certainly pray that the attempts to find and […]
How did we just elect the most unqualified man to the presidency? Donald Trump proved (again) this week that he is totally uninterested—or, worse, incapable of—representing all America. Unable to bear insult, Trump lashed out over the weekend at Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights hero John Lewis for his unwillingness […]
He was groomed from childhood to one day be a key leader in the white nationalist movement. Then, after being outed at his liberal arts college as a racist streaming-radio personality and son of a one-time KKK Grand Wizard, students were left debating how they should respond. Most were not […]
We have to decide what kind of nation we want to be. If we don’t, we might become a different country, a dark country. — Jorge Ramos From Fusion: A new film, “Hate Rising,” reported by Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, shows the astonishing and very concerning rise of […]
The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota by a now-estimated 300-odd indigenous nations and tribes and allies can be viewed from many perspectives. Perhaps the least helpful or accurate interpretation is one that seeks to explain the contest through the lens of Western environmentalism. The Washington […]
From a post by Tod Perry at GOOD: Earlier this week, a 35-year-old woman wearing traditional Muslim attire was window shopping on Fifth Avenue in New York City when a man set her blouse on fire and walked away. The woman was unhurt in the attack and it’s being investigated as […]