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Exclusive! Kermit Roosevelt and George Takei Reveal the Cost of Allegiance

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We live in an era when a 14-year-old whiz-kid who brought a clock to school on his own was rewarded for his hunger for learning by being hauled away in handcuffs. Why? Because he’s a Muslim, and his teacher, who assumes the clock must be a bomb, calls the police. Aren’t we better than this? How can something like this happen in America? That incident should be of no surprise to those who know this country’s history—because victimizing people based on their ethnic heritage has happened here before. During World War II, between 110,000 and 120,000 Americans of Japanese heritage were place in internment camps, solely on the basis of their ethnicity. While the Greatest Generation was fighting for freedom and…

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Marriage equality nears historic ruling

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The time has come: Marriage equality gets its day in court. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases collected under the name Obergefell v. Hodges. The general consensus is that same-sex marriage will earn the decision; experts are expecting a 5-4 decision upholding the right to marry in their own states, and then have that marriage recognized in other states. As the discussion and arguments surrounding this topic reach a fever pitch, everyone seems to assume the Court will affirm marriage equality. At this point, perhaps it’s just a matter of how they confirm the law and how it will be applied. As The Atlantic notes, “the reasons for a decision matter as much as the…

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