SELECTED ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

We are too often divided, our rights trampled upon,
our justice denied. These articles explore how we
can be a voice for change.

 

RECENT ARTICLES

"Trump Incites Hate and Violence. We Must #UnmakeTheHate"

(from The Huffington Post) "Their threats of violence have never left me. For opposing President Donald Trump's lies, bigotry, abuse of power, and recklessness..." Continue reading >>


"Is There a Strategy to the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Trumps That Shocked the U.N.?"

(from The Huffington Post) "Trump is not a man of unity or peace. He is a hungry wolf in sheep's clothing..." Continue reading >>


"Trump is a Danger to America and the World"

(from The Huffington Post) "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly the power the likes of which the world has never seen..." Continue reading >>


"Trump is a Bigger Threat Than North Korea"

(from Patriot Not Partisan, invited article) "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly the power the likes of which the world has never seen..." Continue reading >>


"The White House is Burning, and Trump's Holding the Matches"

(from The Huffington Post) This latest play in the chaotic game of musical chairs that is the Trump White House, however, won't save the administration from Donald Trump... Continue reading >>


"Has the GOP Become the Party of Violence?"

(from The Huffington Post) I've never forgotten their threats of violence: for opposing his lies, bigotry, and abuses of power, one of Donald Trump's supporters... Continue reading >>


"The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham"**

(from The Advocate) Today's "religious freedom" policies should not be seen as a problem limited to LGBT people but as a co-optation of religion that affects us all... Continue reading >>


**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.


"Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You"**

(from The Advocate) Despite being hailed as a historic change, the new Boy Scout policy not only enables further discrimination, it also raises questions about the leadership Hillary Clinton would provide should she win the coming election... Continue reading >>


**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.


"Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre"**

(from The Huffington Post) Last year, as I talked about the Boy Scouts' LGBT policy change on several television and radio programs, the one thing I didn't talk about was fear... Continue reading >>


**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. June 18, 2016.


"What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom"**

(from The Huffington Post) In the summer of 1998, only a month after I turned 20, I accidentally discovered that I was adopted. The experience threw me into an identity crisis. It also had the curious effect of teaching me about religious freedom... Continue reading in The Huffington Post >>


**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.


 


DASHANNE STOKES' ARTICLE ARCHIVE:

 


Politics and Public Policy

Patriot Not Partisan

Trump is a Bigger Threat Than North Korea


The Huffington Post

Trump Incites Hate and Violence. We Must #UnmakeTheHate

Is There a Strategy to the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Trumps That Shocked the U.N.?

Trump is a Danger to America and the World

Has the GOP Become the Party of Violence?

Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre

You Can't Support Trump Without Supporting His Racism

Is This The Real Reason Why The U.S. Doesn't Recognize Palestine?

**Reprinted "Is This the Real Reason Why the u.S. Doesn't Recognize Palestine?" in MSN.com.

We Need A National Adoption Month Unscripted

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.

Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You**

**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.

This Country Is Apparently Still Not Ready for Gay Parents**

**Reprinted as "How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children" in The Huffington Post.


Indian Country Today Media Network

Sovereign Means Sovereign! U.S. Must Stop Interfering With Tribal Nations

Rights vs. Identity: Divisions Run Deep Over Hickory Ground

The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes**

**Cited as an authority in appellant brief and motion for summary judgment in McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, 44 ELR 20194, No. 13-40326, (5th Cir., 08/20/2014)

**Reprinted in Native American Times


 

Race and Racism

The Huffington Post

You Can't Support Trump Without Supporting His Racism

We Need to Talk About Being #NativeOnCampus

We Need A National Adoption Month Unscripted

How Racism is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children

If My Black-Sounding Name Offends You, Please Don't Hire Me

**Reprinted "If My Black-Sounding Name Offends You, Please Don't Hire Me" in MSN.com.

Fighting Discrimination, Discovering Who We're Fighting For

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sage, Sweetgrass, and the First Amendment**

**Reprinted 2001-2008 as a chapter in The University in Your Future, edited by P. M. Lowentrout. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach (2001: Pp. 61; 2002: Pp. 33; 2003: Pp. 28; 2004: Pp. 20; 2005: Pp. 40; 2006: Pp. 29; 2007: Pp. 72-73; 2008: Pp. 71-72).


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.


Diverse

Graduate Culture


Indian Country Today Media Network

Anti-Indian Racism is Everywhere in America

Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

R-Word Lies: Don't Confuse Free Speech With Hate Speech

A New Rallying Cry for the Red*kins

5 Studies That Prove Dan Snyder is Wrong About 'Redskins'

Time to Stop Playing Cowboys and Indians


Adoption Today

Discovering 'Who' in a Land of 'What'


 


Native American Mascot and Team Name Controversy

Indian Country Today Media Network

Anti-Indian Racism is Everywhere in America

Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

R-Word Lies: Don't Confuse Free Speech With Hate Speech

A New Rallying Cry for the Red*kins

5 Studies That Prove Dan Snyder is Wrong About 'Redskins'

Time to Stop Playing Cowboys and Indians

 


Native American Rights and Equality

The Huffington Post

We Need to Talk About Being #NativeOnCampus

We Need A National Adoption Month Unscripted

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.

Fighting Discrimination, Discovering Who We're Fighting For


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sage, Sweetgrass, and the First Amendment**

**Reprinted 2001-2008 as a chapter in The University in Your Future, edited by P. M. Lowentrout. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach (2001: Pp. 61; 2002: Pp. 33; 2003: Pp. 28; 2004: Pp. 20; 2005: Pp. 40; 2006: Pp. 29; 2007: Pp. 72-73; 2008: Pp. 71-72).


Indian Country Today Media Network

Anti-Indian Racism is Everywhere in America

Sovereign Means Sovereign! U.S. Must Stop Interfering With Tribal Nations

The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes

Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

R-Word Lies: Don't Confuse Free Speech With Hate Speech

A New Rallying Cry for the Red*kins

5 Studies That Prove Dan Snyder is Wrong About 'Redskins'

Time to Stop Playing Cowboys and Indians

Rights vs. Identity: Divisions Run Deep Over Hickory Ground

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes**

**Cited as an authority in appellant brief and motion for summary judgment in McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, 44 ELR 20194, No. 13-40326, (5th Cir., 08/20/2014)

**Reprinted in Native American Times


Adoption Today

Discovering 'Who' in a Land of 'What'


 


LGBT Rights and Equality

The Huffington Post

We Need To Move Beyond LGBT Alphabet Soup And Slurs

Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. June 18, 2016.

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

Pity the Privileged


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.

Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You**

**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.

This Country Is Apparently Still Not Ready for Gay Parents**

**Reprinted as "How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children" in The Huffington Post.

Why the Boy Scouts' New Policy Still Discriminates

Robert Gates and the Boy Scouts Need to Try Harder

Boy Scouts, Time For A New Lesson


 


Donald Trump Controversy

Patriot Not Partisan

Trump is a Bigger Threat Than North Korea


The Huffington Post

Trump Incites Hate and Violence. We Must #UnmakeTheHate

Is There a Strategy to the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Trumps That Shocked the U.N.?

Trump is a Danger to America and the World

Has the GOP Become the Party of Violence?

You Can't Support Trump Without Supporting His Racism

Electoral College, Our Country Needs You


 


Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sage, Sweetgrass, and the First Amendment**

**Reprinted 2001-2008 as a chapter in The University in Your Future, edited by P. M. Lowentrout. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach (2001: Pp. 61; 2002: Pp. 33; 2003: Pp. 28; 2004: Pp. 20; 2005: Pp. 40; 2006: Pp. 29; 2007: Pp. 72-73; 2008: Pp. 71-72).


The Huffington Post

We Need to Talk About Being #NativeOnCampus

Fighting Discrimination, Discovering Who We're Fighting For


Diverse

Graduate Culture


The Advocate

Boy Scouts, Time For A New Lesson


 


Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post

We Need to Talk About Being #NativeOnCampus

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.

Fighting Discrimination, Discovering Who We're Fighting For


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.

Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You**

**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.

Why the Boy Scouts' New Policy Still Discriminates


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sage, Sweetgrass, and the First Amendment**

**Reprinted 2001-2008 as a chapter in The University in Your Future, edited by P. M. Lowentrout. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach (2001: Pp. 61; 2002: Pp. 33; 2003: Pp. 28; 2004: Pp. 20; 2005: Pp. 40; 2006: Pp. 29; 2007: Pp. 72-73; 2008: Pp. 71-72).


Indian Country Today Media Network

The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes

Rights vs. Identity: Divisions Run Deep Over Hickory Ground

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes**

**Cited as an authority in appellant brief and motion for summary judgment in McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, 44 ELR 20194, No. 13-40326, (5th Cir., 08/20/2014)

**Reprinted in Native American Times

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The Boy Scouts of America Anti-Gay Policy

The Huffington Post

Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. June 18, 2016.

Pity the Privileged


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.

Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You**

**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.

Why the Boy Scouts' New Policy Still Discriminates

Robert Gates and the Boy Scouts Need to Try Harder

Boy Scouts, Time For A New Lesson


 


Adoption and Foster Care

The Huffington Post

I Didn't Know I Was Adopted

We Need A National Adoption Month Unscripted

Ten Questions Answered About Late Discovery Adoption

How Racism is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

Adoptee Rights Are Your Rights, Too


The Advocate

This Country Is Apparently Still Not Ready for Gay Parents**

**Reprinted as "How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children" in The Huffington Post.


Adoption Today

Discovering 'Who' in a Land of 'What'


 


The Eagle Feather Law

The Huffington Post

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.


Indian Country Today Media Network

The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes**

**Cited as an authority in appellant brief and motion for summary judgment in McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, 44 ELR 20194, No. 13-40326, (5th Cir., 08/20/2014)

**Reprinted in Native American Times


 

 

 


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