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How the Corporation Emerged as an Unlikely Ally of LGBTQ Equality

A Q&A with Carlos A. Ball | I was struck, a few years ago, by the ways in which large corporations were coming out (no pun intended) against the passage of anti-LGBTQ laws, such as so-called religious

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History activism American Society Queer Perspectives Carlos Ball Christian Coleman The Queering of Corporate America

Extending Humanity and Compassion at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp (University Press Week 2019)

By Peter Jan Honigsberg | When Brandon Neely sat down to interview with us in Houston, Texas, he brought his wife. She knew much of his story, but it seemed that he wanted her to hear him share his st

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Religion History American Society Politics and Current Events Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir A Place Outside the Law Peter Jan Honigsberg

Rest in Power, John Conyers

By Jeanne Theoharis | Since John Conyers’ death at the age of ninety on October 27, many have extolled his leadership in Congress on reparations, his indefatigable fight to get a national holiday for

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History Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Jeanne Theoharis The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Words That Matter: Black and Indigenous Solidarity and the Right to Language

By Kyle T. Mays | This Native American Heritage month, I want to bring a moment of historical clarity to the topics of solidarity and tension as they play out in the contemporary connection between Af

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History American Society Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Kyle T. Mays

Whitewashing Activism: Environmentalist Edition

By Jude Casimir | By now, you’ve probably heard of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old Swedish activist who’s credited with bringing much-needed attention to the climate crisis and reinvigorating you

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activism Politics and Current Events Race and Ethnicity in America Environment and Conservation