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I think without question women who aspire to be athletes, who want to play sports, are better off today than they were thirty years ago. I think it really encouraged young girls to go out there and aspire to their dreams and try to reach their goals. 

But despite Title IX, women have really gained very little at the professional sports level over time. 

It’s a cultural issue. It’s not just a women in sport issue. As a culture we have to look at all of the messages we send out on a daily basis about what we think is important. I think we’ve made a lot of progress. But I think we have a lot of progress to make.

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"Habit creates the appearance of justice; progress has no greater enemy than habit."

— José Martí


“I just don’t know why,” says Gill, whose AOL and Yahoo! email accounts were monitored while he was a Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates. “I’ve done everything in my life to be patriotic. I served in the Navy, served in the government, was active in my community—I’ve done everything that a good citizen, in my opinion, should do.”

"It is not a persuasive argument that an evil should continue because it has existed in the past."

— William Hastie

Politifact rated MOSTLY FALSE: Claim that term “Redskins” was historically used as a term of respect.

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It’s all about being honest about what’s important to you without veering into proselytizing, says Afra Ahmad, a current industrial/organizational psychology doctoral student and a 2008 George Mason psychology alumna. Ahmad recently presented findings from her study on the subject at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology’s annual conference in Hawaii.

From religion to sexual orientation, people wonder, “Is it better to be open or is it better to hide it?” Ahmad says. “What do you do?” Ahmad has the answer: “Being your true self may be okay, and even help in some instances at work, such as when your identity has been revealed by someone else.” And that goes for issues other than religion, she adds.

"In the end, as any successful teacher will tell you, you can only teach the things that you are. If we practice racism then it is racism we teach."

— Max Lerner




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Being A Man 2014 | Being a Black Man

A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.

"When black men hate each other, many of whom publicly delcare that they do; when a rapper say, ‘I will kill that n*gg*,’ he’s making it very clear: He hates black people.

How I know this is when I go into prisons and young boys write these kinds of lyrics and I say, ‘If I write a song saying I’m going to go out and kill honkies and crackahs and whitey tomorrow, what do you think about that?’ Without exception, every single black boy I said that to said, ‘No, you can’t say that. That’s racist.

The same boy who two minutes ago just said, ‘I’m gonna blow a n*gg*’s head off when I see him’ told me that he values white life infinitely more than he values black life.

We tend to think that you have to be white to be a white supremacist. Some of the worst white supremacists I know are black people.

The only good thing I found about the Django film was Samuel Jackson’s character. That Uncle Ruckus character is real. There are black people who hate Blackness!”

- Akala, “Being a Black Man”

"The favorite device of the devil, ancient and modern, is to force a human being into a more or less artificial class, accuse the class of unnamed and unnameable sin, and then damn any individual in the alleged class, however innocent he [or she] may be."

— W.E.B. Du Bois




"You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."

— Malcolm X