Outrageous Verdict

What would JUSTICE look like for Trayvon? A jury in Sanford, Florida has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. SIGN THE DOJ PETITION NOW I know I am not alone in my outrage, anger, and heartbreak over this decision. When a teenager’s life is taken in cold blood, and there is no accountability for the man who killed him, nothing seems right in the world, but we...

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Tonto’s Portrayal

DEPP’S “TONTO” COSTUME BASED ON A NON-NATIVE ARTIST’S WILD IMAGINATION by Lisa Wade, PhD, From Sociological Images Johnny Depp is playing the character of “Tonto” in the movie re-make of The Lone Ranger. Critics of the original series have observed that Tonto, the American Indian sidekick of the White hero, was a negative racial stereotype. He was subservient to the Ranger, spoke...

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Kanazawa is a Loon

We encourage readers to contact Psychology Today and ask them to discontinue running shoddy science written by one Kanazawa, who claims to be an Economics Professor. His articles are hateful, discriminatory and simply don’t add up. Write Features editor: Andrea Bartez: andi@psychologytoday.com Editor at Large Hara Marano: hmarano@psychologytoday.com And president: Lawrence Rose who stands...

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I write this in solidarity with the millions who recently marched throughout Europe calling for the media’s recognition of women’s dignity. The march, which began in Italy, called for Berlusconi’s resignation using the slogan; “If not now, when?” It seems as if we are light years from this sort of action in the United States. Anyone can besmirch women’s...

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Wakeup Call

Hate and Violence Are Encoded in the DNA of the American Right By Arun Gupta, AlterNet
Posted on January 12, 2011, Printed on January 16, 2011
http://www.alternet.org/story/149500/ Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is a wakeup call for us to confront the reality that hate and violence are encoded in the political DNA of the...

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Free The Scott Sisters

What sort of judicial system puts two sisters away for life for being mere accomplices to a 1993 robbery? The teens who actually committed the robbery only served 2 years and have long been free. Neither Jamie nor Gladys Scott had a criminal record and the judge never explained why the Scott sisters deserved such severe sentences.

 Judge Marcus Gordon, who presided over this case,...

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