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First, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he wasn't sure which of the two people in the 1984 "clearly racist and offensive" photo on his yearbook page was he.
Once again, Donald Trump uses an entire region of people for the punchline to a joke that no informed American thinks is funny.
In May 2012, at a town hall, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs.
When Close started talking about her mother, it was that moment when another woman's wisdom hits something so deep inside you that your bones start buzzing.
My sister has never been a mother, but she has raised hundreds of children as her own.
"You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals." — Donald Trump, May 2018
No matter how many times her student calls her "Nancy," she responds by calling him "Mr. President."
Fifteen days after her memoirs went on sale, Michelle Obama's "Becoming" became — I love saying those two words together — the biggest-selling book of 2018.
I was reminded of Jesse Dorris' story for The New Yorker in March, titled "What School Shooting Drills Look Like Through Students' Eyes."
Earlier this year, on April 26, a new museum dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy opened in Montgomery, Alabama.
Every student who knocks on my office door on Kent State's campus has likely noticed the illustrated bumper sticker affixed right above the door handle.
"Struggle is a never-ending process," she wrote a year after her husband, Martin, was killed. "Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation."
All these years — 61 and counting — and not once have I been associated with a mob. Until now.
So many of us women, so many men who love us — we knew this was coming.
Every morning in our home, one of the first things I see is a necklace I cherish but have never worn.