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Open Thread: Are You Here For The Transgender Television Trend?

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If there’s one thing that will forever be true about television, it’s that the medium loves to follow social trends. A few years ago you couldn’t turn on a TV show without seeing a gay character and we, of course, know that right now Hollywood’s...

Open Thead: Could Black People Qualify as Refugees Because of Racism & Police Violence?

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At first glance it seems like a ridiculous question, but immigration attorney Raha Jorjani wonders if Black Americans could qualify as refugees based on this country’s history of racism and the recent killings of unarmed Black citizens by police. Jorjani explains in an op-ed for...

Open Thread: Would You Vote for Joe Biden for President?

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While Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley work to win the Democratic nomination, there’s another man who may be throwing his hat in the ring: Vice President Joe Biden. The former Senator turned popular Veep is said to be considering a run for the...

Open Thread: If Democrats Don’t Take #BlackLivesMatter Seriously Should Black Voters Withhold Their Vote?

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As Progressives debate on the tactics some activists are using to press Democratic candidates about their plans to address the issues most important to the Black community, one writer is issuing a threat: Take #BlackLivesMatter seriously or don’t count on Black voters to support you in 2016....