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Yale students at a protest against racial insensitivity last November

Time: Political Incorrectness Is Just a Strategy

According to many politicians, America has a life-threatening illness more deadly than the Zika and Ebola viruses combined. Its name: political correctness. Since the early 1990s, politically correct has been the go-to phrase to whip...
Khizr Khan holding his personal copy of the US Constitution while addressing delegates on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 28, 2016.

Time: The Khans Should Be America’s Wake-Up Call

Khizr Khan’s impassioned speech last week at the Democratic National Convention about the heroics of his Muslim-American son didn’t just shame Donald Trump’s crude lack of American values—it reminded us of a quaint concept that...
On July 13, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James began the ESPYS with a call for justice.

Time: Athletes Aren’t Dumb Jocks—We’re the Face of Change

As someone involved with professional sports for most of my life, I’m gratified to see that pro athletes and sports organizations are finally being embraced as leaders against social injustice. Wednesday night, NBA players Carmelo...
Michael Weferling interacts with NYPD officers during a march in New York on July 7, 2016.

Time: There Is Terror on Both Sides of the Badge

I’ve often explained my passion for history to my friends by quoting American philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The events of the past have the power...
Hilleesi? Hillerys Clintaryen? You decide.

Time: What ‘Game of Thrones’ Says About Our Election Nightmares

The last two episodes of Game of Thrones serve as a perfect parallel of the meh attitude of a majority of Americans toward our presidential choices: one brought back from the dead (of 2008) and the other...
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center on June 11, 2016 in Tampa, Fla.

Time: Trump and ISIS Depend on Irrationality

“We are deranged,” laments the narrator of Karl Shapiro’s poem “Auto Wreck” as he stands with other rattled witnesses beside a bloody car accident. “Our throats were tight as tourniquets,/Our feet were bound with splints.”...
Ali with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cleveland, 1967

Time: Muhammad Ali Became a Big Brother to Me—and to All African-Americans

When I first met Muhammad Ali, he was performing magic tricks on Hollywood Boulevard. I was a freshman at UCLA walking along the street with two of my school buddies when we saw him strolling...
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Time: The Paradox of Being a Black Role Model

The U.S. president and a prima ballerina. Throw in a rabbi and a priest and you’ve got the start of a classic watercooler joke. But add first black American President and first black female principal...
Demonstrators march on Ontario St. in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 29, 2015

Time: The New Year’s Resolutions America Needs to Make

Making New Year’s resolutions is such an optimistic gesture that it inspires hope in humanity, even in a year filled with such atrocious inhumanity. Acknowledging our flaws and seeking solutions to become better human beings...
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Time: My Very Muslim Christmas

Although I am Muslim, I have a deep affection and respect for Christmas. Affection because I was raised Catholic and the holiday season is a nostalgic hug as comforting as a warm crackling fire and...