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What Exactly Is White Privilege?

Understanding the inherent privileges of being White in America isn't about guilt or fingerpointing. Rather it's the essential work that...

Anti-Asian Racism: How Language Fueled Hate Crimes and Xenophobia

With people calling COVID-19 the "China virus" and "Kung flu," is it any surprise that anti-Asian hate crimes have been...

Meet Amanda Gorman: The History-Making Poet the World Is Still Talking About

The youngest-ever inaugural poet exploded onto the national stage when she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration. Here are some...

Latino, Hispanic and Latinx: What the Terms Mean and How to Use Them

Not sure when to use Hispanic vs. Latino or Latino vs. Latinx? We asked the experts what each means and...

How Sandy Hook Parents Proved That Gunmakers Can Be Held Accountable

Could the settlement be a turning point in America's gun violence epidemic?

Why Is It So Hard to Stop Gun Violence in America?

It's clear that gun violence in America is a serious problem. So what's keeping our country from addressing it effectively?

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What Does the Second Amendment Really Mean?

The answer to that question is as old as the country itself, and it continues to evolve as Americans debate...

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What Would It Take to Amend the Constitution?

It’s not easy to change the Constitution—and that’s exactly what the Framers intended.

“I Tried a Bidet and I’ll Never Use Toilet Paper Again”

A bidet has been a pleasant alternative to using toilet paper, which has been in low supply everywhere due to...

I Grew Up Thinking Guns Were a God-Given Right: Here’s Why I’ve Changed My Mind

Sometimes the ideas you're taught as a child just aren't true.

Italy Has a Gun Culture but No Mass Shootings—Here’s Why

Italians own an estimated 8.6 million guns, but we've never had a single school shooting. Not one.

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5 Coronavirus Scams That Are Still Out There

We're a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there have been plenty of helpful people (thank you, frontline and...

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What Life After COVID Could Look Like

Life certainly looks a lot different than it once did. Here’s how our new normal might continue to evolve in...

50 Asian-Owned Companies You Can Support Right Now

The rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic has taken a psychological and financial toll on the Asian American community....

How to Be an Ally to the Asian American Community

Are you outraged by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the country? Here's what you can do to...

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How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at Kroger

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up. Here's how the process works and what you need to do to...

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How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at CVS

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is ramping up. Look for shots at local retailers, including CVS pharmacies. Here's how to...

Behind the Free Britney Movement: Why Fans Want to Free Britney Spears

This is what happens when a beloved pop icon isn't allowed to have control over her own life.

Dozens of My Friends Have Had Coronavirus—Here’s What They Want You to Know

One by one, I've watched friends and family members contract, spread, and battle coronavirus. They've shared their stories in the...