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COMMENTARY: From Matthew Shepard to Trayvon Martin, bigotry knows no boundaries

As a matter-of-fact, the bombardment of stereotypes has proven to have both subtle and unintended consequences toward people of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, class and religions, to name just a few. It’s not just regular people who succumb.

COMMENTARY: Issue is so much bigger than Paula Deen

Let me just ask this: If instead of the N-word Paula Deen had used the word “faggot” or “dyke” or “fairy” or the C-word, how would you feel about her then?

Commentary: You might be a bigot if …

"If you vote against gay marriage, demonize gays and advocate discrimination, then I will call you a bigot in writing … and to your face."

COMMENTARY: It’s not about the guns

Are people really pissed about the possibility of new gun laws in our country – or are they pissed that it’s a black man standing up and saying we need to get real about gun laws and regulations, and background checks.

COMMENTARY: NFL player Matt Birk shows his true colors

Matt Birk pleads for dropping the terms "bigot" and "homophobic" labels for people like himself who oppose marriage equality. Sorry, this pastor says: Look in the mirror!

COMMENTARY: Is it politics or is it prejudice?

You have to ask yourself if you want to keep perpetuating the anger and hate and blame and bigotry and homophobia, or do you want to rise above that and vote for acceptance and tolerance and citizenship.

COMMENTARY: Living on the dark side of the rainbow

What the hell do I know from prejudice, right? There’s racism, homophobia, misogyny, classism, ageism, a vast spectrum of “otherisms”— the dark side of the rainbow — all of them designating certain groups of people as “other.”