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Feb

After the Arizona House passed legislation allowing religious-based discrimination on Thursday which opponents are calling "state-sanctioned discrimination towards the LGBT community," one Arizona restaurant posted this sign. (via Vote Latino)

After the Arizona House passed legislation allowing religious-based discrimination on Thursday which opponents are calling "state-sanctioned discrimination towards the LGBT community," one Arizona restaurant posted this sign. (via Vote Latino)

06

Dec

That feeling of being on the spot? Of being defined by the color of your skin? Of being blamed for things that other people of your color do, even if you have not done them yourself? That’s not a classroom for people of color. That’s life. There’s no walking out of class. There’s no transferring to a different professor. There is only more of the same, with the hope that dialogue, education, and activism will pull the collective ostrich head from the ground, bit by bit, until that structural racism that you don’t like talking about is eradicated.

08

Nov

One party in one house of Congress should not stand in the way of millions of Americans who want to go to work each day and simply be judged by the job they do.
President Obama

24

May

The kids want to know why the Boy Scouts have this policy. We talk about how people have a variety of beliefs and values. We also talk about how prejudice often emanates from fear of someone different than you.

My son’s lower lip is in full pout. He takes a breath.

“I have gay aunts,” he says.

“Yes, you do,” I say.

“Why would anyone be afraid of my aunts? They don’t have a gun.”

He’s not climbing up on a gun-control soapbox. He’s just a 7-year-old explaining that his aunts are not scary. They aren’t trying to give him a flu shot; Voldemort isn’t hiding in their hallway; and they don’t have a gun. They have two jobs, a mortgage and a beautiful baby girl.

30

Aug

BREAKING VIA AP: "A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty."

(Source: inothernews)

14

May

"Call me cynical, but I wasn’t sure his views on marriage could get any gayer." - Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaking at an event sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition about President Obama’s personal declaration of support for marriage equality.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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Apr

25

Mar

queerhairyvag:faineemae:

End discrimination, for Shaima Alawadi

‘Shaima Alawadi was beaten to death due to the fact she was a Muslim’

Her attacker left two notes saying “Go back to your own country”’

‘Why would someone kill an innocent housewife?’

‘When will news stations show a Muslim woman being attacked by an American instead of a Muslim attacking an American?’

‘This barely made it to local news’

‘I’m sitting here scared’

‘How many Troy Davises and Trayvon Martins and Shaima Alawadis will it take for you to understand the racism and hate crimes and violence exists in this country where people think there’s so much justice here’

‘There’s more crimes being committed by people in suits than people in hoodies and hijabs’

‘And to muslims: when will we put our differences aside and come together for this family? Because we lost a sister today’

‘Where is her movement’

31

Jan

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under fire for suggesting white southerners should have been allowed to vote civil rights gains for blacks during the 1960s.

His remark came as the State Senate Judiciary Committee was about to approve a bill this week that would move New Jersey a step closer to legalizing gay marriage.

Christie instead suggested that New Jersey voters be allowed to decide the gay marriage issue in a referendum next fall.

And then he said: “People would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South.”

14

Nov

Baylor University Offered A “Homosexuality As Gateway Drug” Class Until The Internet Found Out

Good job internet. 

*Apparently “an awful attempt at irony" on Baylor’s part.