I'm not advocating that you sit dormant. You have a Supreme Court battle that awaits, and the manner that Republican Senate
Lest we don't forget those disease-laden bisexual vectors of infection into the general (read "heterosexual") population
My brain frantically scours for the line between the patience we have grown and groomed over these days on Umrah and the right to defend one's dignity against defamation -- not to mention an additional stand against an entire gender's general reduction into one, incapable stereotype -- but my mind quickly realizes we are way past this point.
When President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, challenged the nation to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion," he offered a social commentary that has timely relevance in higher education.
For men of color, the daily reality on campus and in the workplace is one of struggle and marginalization. Men of color are often concentrated into "non-choice" jobs during college that inhibit their academic success.
While middle-class white gays and lesbians picketed the White House wearing suits and skirts, trans women of color threw their heels at police officers and taunted the cops by forming kick-lines and singing raunchy songs. While assimilation-oriented gays pleaded with the queer community for peace in Greenwich Village, enraged queers used parking meters as battering rams to break down the door of the Stonewall Inn and reclaim their safe space from the mob and the police.
Somebody needs to stand in the public square and ask the questions: Are we interested in the fundamental principle of life, which is justice for all? Are we sincere in building true relationships and developing the prophetic gifts that reside not only from those in pews but outside of the church?
A study released last month by the American Educational Research Association found that minority students are underrepresented