Social Justice

With qualified immunity, who’s policing the police?

With qualified immunity, who’s policing the police?

Qualified Immunity is the judge-invented legal doctrine that makes it impossible for many people who have been abused by the police to obtain justice in court. The result is not just injustice for the victim, but also danger for society as whole, as police misconduct...

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Burst of events provides intersectional end to Black History Month

Burst of events provides intersectional end to Black History Month

St. Louis is filled with nationally significant Black History: it's where Dred Scott and his wife Harriet began their fight against slavery in 1847, where Josephine Baker kicked off her amazing blues career, and where tennis great Arthur Ashe grew up. It's also within...

Groups ramp up, seek help, to fight Iowa’s anti-LGBTQ bills

Groups ramp up, seek help, to fight Iowa’s anti-LGBTQ bills

DES MOINES -- If you'd like to join the fight against a rash of anti-LGBTQ bills proposed by Republican state legislators this year, two of Iowa's leading civil rights groups are providing three chances to get involved within the next week. "Moral Mondays Iowa: The...

EDITORIAL: The Biden-Harris era as an antidote to nihilism, full-spectrum

EDITORIAL: The Biden-Harris era as an antidote to nihilism, full-spectrum

Today’s the start of the Biden-Harris era. But more importantly, let’s make it the “End of Nihilism” era. Nihilism, the belief that everything is hopeless, is the ugliest ‘ism of all. It encompasses all the other ‘isms, encouraging a belief that nothing matters and...

White Male Fear: Problem & Solutions

White Male Fear: Problem & Solutions

To the Editor: Our country and our community has a White Male Fear Problem. Not all, but too many, white males think this country belongs to them: it doesn’t. They think men are superior to women: they aren’t. They think the problems in our communities are due to...

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