Sonali Kolhatkar
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  • Rising Above Racism Is Imperative for Human Societies

    Scapegoating immigrants absolves the true culprits—neoliberal capitalism and corporate greed—from blame. But this is too simplistic. Related Entries Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office […]

  • Get Used to It, America: Brown People Are Here to Stay

    Guided by the xenophobic ideology of such advisers as Steve Bannon, President Trump is pushing back against inevitable changes. Related Entries Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office No, Paul Ryan, […]

  • Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Talk of ‘Unity’

    The president played on themes of harmony in his first address to Congress, but recent incidents of violence and bigotry tell a different story. Related Entries Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office […]

  • The Fight Against Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Won’t Be Won by This White House

    The Trump administration has failed to address threats of violence against Jews and Muslims in the U.S.—but Americans committed to justice can do what the president won’t. Related Entries Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil […]

Latest Stories from Rising Up With Sonali

  • State Department Revives Keystone Pipeline

    SARAH BURT – Within weeks of taking office, Donald Trump has revived the controversial tarsands pipeline project that President Obama canceled in response to massive public opposition. The Keystone XL pipeline was slated to transport dirty tarsands from Alberta, Canada, diagonally across the […]

  • Efforts Underway to Revive Nation’s Largest Urban Farm

    FEATURING ROSA ROMERA – Rosa Romera, co-president of the South Central Farmers Health & Education Fund. She is also the co-founder and current Director of the Farm to Preschool Program at the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College and the state co-lead for the […]

  • Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide and...

    FEATURING THOMAS M. SHAPIRO – The United States is built on the mythology of a meritocracy – that is, if you work hard you can achieve your dreams. But this ideal leaves out historical and current inequalities, especially along racial lines. Study after study shows that if you start out […]

  • Allegations of Trump’s Russian Collaboration Continue to Build Up

    FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN – Associated Press earlier this week released an explosive report, which found that, “Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to ‘greatly benefit the Putin […]

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