The White Imagination Must Be Bound
On Memorial Day, George Floyd became the latest Black life to be brutally taken at the hands of police officers. It happened after he was arrested for buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. There... Read More
Secular America Takes Action Today, So They Can Vote Tomorrow
Here in the US, a secular voting bloc could have powerful potential to influence local and national elections. Recognizing that fact, in 2018 Secular America Votes (a joint project of the Secular Student Alliance and... Read More
Coronavirus Exposes Racial Disparities
In a recent op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, “Black People Should Feel Safe With a Face Mask, but We Don’t,” I wrote that I wake up every day “with the intention to live, but as... Read More
Fostering Discrimination: Will SCOTUS Allow Religion to Rule in Foster Care Placement?
Like so many areas of society, the US child welfare system is feeling the effects of the novel coronavirus. A recent report by the Marshall Project sites family court closures and established foster parents wary... Read More
320 Miles: Will the Conservative Court Take Abortion Restrictions Too Far?
The push to protect reproductive rights has never been stronger, necessitated by the growing wave of conservative-leaning judges and religious conservatives trying to control what women do with their bodies. Yet, as anyone who walked... Read More
Spirit of the Law: Keeping Justice Alive in Red States
In January the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that a lawyer named David Fowler, representing the Family Action Council of Tennessee’s Constitutional Government Defense Fund, wrote letters to all ninety-five county clerks in the state... Read More
Elevator Protest: The Wheels of Justice Grind Too Slowly for These New Yorkers
On a brisk, blue-sky morning in the autumn of 2019, outside the New York State Supreme Court Building in Manhattan and across the street from Thomas Paine Park, protesters were chanting: Two, four, six, eight!... Read More