Category Archives: Racism

Do Undocumented Immigrants Have Rights?

As I was following some of the discussions around the immigration reform here in the US, I had the opportunity to attend a Forum on Migration and Peace at the New York Law School last June 20 and 21.  The … Continue reading

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A Young Boxer Breaks a Mold

Claressa Shields, the young boxer who won a gold metal in the first-ever women’s boxing event at the Olympics, challenged some deep-seated stereotypes when she was interviewed last week by Stephen Colbert.  It seemed to me that this young black … Continue reading

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How do we get “security?”

A few weeks ago, noted feminist peace scholar Betty Reardon launched a new book edited by her and Asha Hans, noted Indian feminist peace scholar.  Pubished by Routledge, it’s called “The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security,” and the … Continue reading

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They’ve suffered, too….

by Bret Nelson There has been quite an uproar in recent months over the proposed construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.  It is intended to replace a storefront mosque … Continue reading

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Making a difference & redirecting ourselves

Essay on the Sub-Committee for the Elimination of Racism Conference Kathleen Kanet, a director of the youth program, and I, an intern, attended a conference “Making a difference and rededicating ourselves at this sacred time of the year” on December … Continue reading

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