Schools and communities must work together to counter Islamophobia, bullying and hate in all its forms. This curricular resource can help.
When many students think of buses and desegregation, their minds instantly go to Rosa Parks and the 1954 Montgomery Bus Boycott. But the larger civil rights fight over transportation took place seven years later with the Freedom Rides.
Almost all of the essays elsewhere on this web site attempt to portray all points of view on a given topic. We also try to avoid criticizing the religious beliefs of any group, except when it obviously hurts other people. The essays below often deviate from the standards that we use. Quite often, they will express a single opinion and reject all other interpretations of the Torah, Christian Scriptures, Qur''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''an, etc. as being in error and without merit. Read them with care.
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Transgender persons and transsexuals: These terms refer to people who were identified as being of one gender when they were born, and who now identify being of the opposite gender or, rarely, as having no gender or an intermediate gender. With the legalization of same-sex marriage during mid-2015, many religious and socially conservative agencies who opposed equality for lesbians, gays and bisexuals quickly switched much of their emphasis to opposing equal rights for transgender persons and transsexuals.
Joel Engardio is a program strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco. He has written for the New York Times, USA Today and other papers. Knocking , his documentary about Jehovah''s Witnesses, aired on PBS earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Joel Engardio hide caption
I was raised as a Jehovah''s Witness. If I ever knocked on your door when you were mowing the lawn or taking a nap, please excuse me. I understand: A kid with a Watchtower magazine on your front porch isn''t a Girl Scout with cookies, but, hey, you didn''t have to sic your dog on me.