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Communities in the U.S. in which many residents struggle in their daily lives and have little chance for social mobility are more likely to feel the criminal justice system discriminates against them, a report says. […] Read More

A survey found that many U.S. adults perceive that discrimination against Jews and evangelicals has been increasing. Muslims were the most likely religious group that U.S. adults said experienced discrimination at 82%. […] Read More

Churches must cultivate a world with no tolerance for hate and genocide, yet many churches have stood in silence as discrimination and hate reign. We cannot love our neighbor as ourselves while turning a blind eye to evil. […] Read More

Religious minorities have much to offer society, but they often struggle against various forms of discrimination, a newly published report says. […] Read More

The U.S. is stretched and pulled by the unavoidable differences arising from our cultural, racial, historical and personal experiences. A naming controversy over an infamous Alabama bridge illustrates the polarities dividing us. […] Read More

Fred Korematsu, born 100 years ago today, is increasingly becoming recognized as the civil rights hero he was. In 1942, he challenged the internment of 117,000 ethnic Japanese people, the majority of whom were U.S. citizens. […] Read More

Whether you protest or praise particular immigration policies, one truth is undebatable: both Muslims and Mexicans (and Latinos in general) face blatant discrimination in Trump’s America. […] Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker at Masterpiece Cakeshop, on June 4, 2018. In a 7-2 judgment, the justices weighed the merits of this specific case, ruling that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the Free Exercise Clause. They did not, however, decide that all business owners with […] Read More

A lawsuit was filed in late September by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against the city of Des Plaines, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, following the city’s refusal to allow a vacant office building to be used as a mosque. The DOJ’s basis for the suit is to uphold the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized […] Read More

I have read many newspaper columns complaining that atheists are unjustly discriminated against when they are excluded by nonchurch organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the Boy Scouts. Two specific cases come to mind. First, a few years ago a high school senior wrote a guest column about applying to join “Up with People” (UWP), […] Read More