Blog: Racism News & Discrimination Cases

May 21st, 2009
Written by David Wolfford in Race & Politics with 0 Comments
In early 1965, President Lyndon Johnson addressed the nation on live television to announce his proposal for a voting rights bill. He ended his speech with, “We Shall Overcome.” This conclusion reassured civil rights leaders that he was fully on board and more federal protection against voting infringement was coming. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act by August of that year. Among other...
May 6th, 2009
Written by David Wolfford in Race & Politics with 0 Comments
Barack Obama’s inauguration has overshadowed another political milestone for 2009. Michael Steele became the first African American to serve as Republican Party chairman in early February, and only the second to lead a major political party (Ron Brown was elected DNC chair in 1989). A native of Maryland, Steele attended Johns Hopkins University, and after considering the priesthood instead chose...
May 6th, 2009
Written by Janice S. Ellis Ph.D. in Religion's Mighty Rivers with 0 Comments
symbols of Christianity, Islam and Judaism
In 2002, Bruce Feiler wrote Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths. It became a New York Times booklist bestseller. In the book, Feiler goes to great lengths to show the common origin of the three major religious faiths—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—by examining the defining role that Abraham plays in the lives of half the world's believers. The recount of Abraham's life is central in...
January 23rd, 2009
Written by USARiseUp Staff in Cultural Uniqueness with 0 Comments
painting of Santa Claus
As people throughout the world prepare to celebrate the Christmas season, wanted to share this journey into the cultural symbols and traditions the children and adults from other countries observe during this magical time of the year.In America, he is Santa Claus, but he has many names and symbolizes a wide variety of different things in other countries. As we kick off this brief...


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