civil rights

Tell It Like It Is: Fannie Lou Hamer Sounded the Alarm on Forced Sterilization

Hamer was the first civil rights activist during the 1960s to openly address forced sterilization.

“This Is Not That Bad”: An Excerpt from Anita Hill's “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence”

How do three simple words—“not that bad”—become so powerful? Read more »

Sorry Isn’t for Suckers: Re-evaluating the Role of Political Apologies

Delivering a good apology might take some practice, but doing so shows strength and a willingness to grow. Read more »

Suffragette City: The Reluctant, History-Making story of Wyoming’s Esther Morris

“Although I have often regretted I was not better qualified to fill the position,” she wrote, “like all pioneers, I have labored in faith and hope.” Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer is often overlooked despite her staggering contributions to social change. Read more »

Whoa, Canada: Toronto Can’t Be Tech’s City of the Future until It Reckons with Its Past

Toronto’s rebranding efforts obscure how many of its long-term residents of color continue to experience the city. Read more »

Brave New World: “Resistance and Hope” Offers a New Vision of Disability Activism

These compassionate essays can guide the next stage of resistance—no matter who is in office or what party controls Congress. Read more »

Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one. Read more »

No Welcome Mat: The Problem with Houselessness Policies

Instead of shaming people without homes, states should create programs that focus on securing housing for people. Read more »

Kin in the Game: Social Change Can’t Just Be For “Families”

Journalists, aid organizations, and politicians rarely ask us to sympathize with people not categorized as “families.” Read more »

7 Congressional Races That Could Reshape the Country

Here’s the latest on seven key races to pay attention to today. Read more »

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