Lauren is a feminist writer and activist, and is a current graduate student in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Sour jelly beans are her kryptonite.
President Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin contextualized racism in America and forced us to admit that "colorblindness" hasn't ended racial discrimination, but allowed it to thrive.
This past weekend, Joyce Carol Oates sent a series of Islamophobic tweets that reflect a much larger Western trend of judging, stereotyping, and discriminating against Islam.
Those in opposition to marriage equality claim they are being bullied by LGBT supporters. In actuality, they are rightly being called out on their bigotry.
Young parents are leading the charge against shame-and-blame campaigns like the Candie's Foundation. But are we listening to what they have to say?