July 2011

July 27th, 2011
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility with 0 Comments
Racism and reverse racism is an emotionally charged phenomenon irrespective of what side of the skin color spectrum you find yourself. However, to have an accurate reading of and response to situations in which you find yourself requires a fact-based understanding.The recent study, “Whites See Racism As A Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing,” provides sound evidence of the danger of reacting...
July 26th, 2011
Written by Rita Rizzo in Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
March 3, 2011 was the 20-year anniversary of the highly publicized Rodney King beating on a Los Angeles freeway. Ironically, King was again arrested on July 12, 2011 on the same charge of driving under the influence. However, this time he was not beaten, but merely charged with a traffic offense. Does this more equitable treatment of Rodney King indicate a different environment and thought...
July 25th, 2011
Written by Jodie Blankenship in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
The waft of a barbecue’s finest — burgers, brats, hot dogs, skewers, steaks, ears of corn, and any other favorite that fits on the grill — is a wonderful sign that the long winter is ending, and the warmer months have arrived. The wind gently calls the family from the deep recesses of the home, outside, to celebrate the reemergence of life.The wind, however, is not discriminatory to just the...
July 22nd, 2011
Written by Gina McGalliard in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
If ever in Los Angeles, stop at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT), founded by famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. This interactive, high-tech museum isn’t a typical museum filled with fixed panels and artifacts. Museum Director Liebe Geft describes it as “an immersive, interactive experience that spotlights history, lets us bear witness to history and explore where these dynamics of prejudice, racism...
July 21st, 2011
Written by Francesca Biller in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Since Osama Bin Laden’s death, do most Americans and specifically Muslim Americans feel safer from terrorism?~Concerned in San FranciscoDear Concerned,Now that Osama bin Laden, whom some called the "most hated" man in the world is dead, the heavy-laden reality is that many Americans don't feel much safer. With the first news of his death, crowds across the United States...