Social Justice

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 2: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage at the University of Michigan on April 2, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama said every American deserves a fair working wage.(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Black Students at University of Michigan Demand Segregated Space

Students4Justice, a student activist group at the University of Michigan, is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”

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Governor’s Mansion ‘Queer Dance Freakout’ Protests ‘Bathroom Bill’

What began as a small protest over the Texas bathroom bill grew to a 75-person “Queer Dance Freakout” on the street in front of the historic Texas Governor’s Mansion. The troupe protested a bill in the Texas Legislature that would require men and women to use bathrooms and dressing rooms designated to the sex on their birth certificate.

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Sage Steele: ‘The Worst Racism That I Have Received Has Come from Black People’

A conference on race took place at The Crossing Church in Tampa Bay, Florida, last week. The forum, titled “Under Our Skin,” attracted sports figures such as Super Bowl champion Tony Dungy, former player Ben Watson, and current ESPN anchor Sage Steele. The forum’s purpose was to “discuss the intersection of race and faith in America today.” That topic certainly got plenty of coverage at the conference. What’s more notable, however, is how no one in the sports media covered what was actually said there.