Human rights

April 30, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

We have been told that a fight against “terrorism” is the reason why the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by Congress, and signed by Preside

April 28, 2012
By:
Julia Good Fox

On April 23, Foreign Policy published “Why Do They Hate Us?

April 24, 2012
By:
Lise Balk King

An oft-heard criticism of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is that it’s an “aspirational” document, one with no teeth, enforceability

April 21, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Stereotypes help market American merchandise for more than a century, and the history of their use and abuse offers a strange and telling story of race relations in this country. Starting with sugar, its long history is interwoven with that of the slave trade.

April 20, 2012
By:
Suzan Shown Harjo

White privilege in America first stood for wealth advantage, the provenance of white men, no matter how amassed, deserved, shared or inbred. Among its prominent symbols are oil baron J.D.

April 04, 2012
By:
Oliver J. Semans

As a Lakota, I was taught to respect life and death. Living on the reservation, death is all too common. From young to old, we have all felt the pain of losing loved ones before their time.

March 27, 2012
By:
Jake LaMere

It seems that we all can be lost on what a "call to action" really entails.

March 27, 2012
By:
Jack Duran

It was as if I was in a dream when I received the call from my mother, Yolanda, who had been researching our genealogy for years, informing me that she had traced my native heritage to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas.

March 26, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

Historically, when different groups of people came into contact with one another, they offered different explanations for the phenotypic variations they saw.

March 25, 2012
By:
Gyasi Ross

This column originally appeared on Race-Talk.org.

March 09, 2012
By:
Myrna Gardner

In a speech to fellow Republicans in Chicago in December 1856, Abraham Lincoln said: “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.

March 08, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

A recent article posted by UN-DESA states few causes promoted by the United Nations have generated more intense and widespread support than the campaign to promote and protect the rights of women.

February 08, 2012
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his Executive Order declaring November 2011 “Native American Heritage Month,” U.S. President Barack Obama said that his administration “recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history.” As a key part of that history, today marks the 125th year since the U.S.

February 03, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

The U.S. Supreme Court recently bolstered a citizen's right to privacy from police surveillance in the digital age, in the case of United States v. Antoine Jones.

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